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Celebrate Internship Excellence at 2020 IMPACT Awards Luncheon

Indiana INTERNnet’s 14th Annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon will take place on February 18 at the Ritz Charles Ballrooms in Carmel. It will focus on celebrating internship excellence – featuring interviews with interns, employers and career development professionals about their best practices. The event will also be a celebration of 10,000 filled internships through our web site!

Indiana INTERNnet, managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, serves as the catalyst for the creation and expansion of experiential learning opportunities, with the goal of retaining the state’s top talent. The IMPACT Awards were launched to celebrate the significance of internships and highlight accomplishments throughout the state.

Honors will be presented in the areas of Intern Supervisor of the Year, Intern of the Year (high school, college and non-traditional), Career Development Professional of the Year (high school and college) and Employer of the Year (for-profit and nonprofit). Attendees will have the opportunity to …

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Beyond the IMPACT: Salvador Espinoza

In today’s blog post, Indiana INTERNnet intern Kayla Walke interviews Salvador Espinoza. Salvador was the winner of the 2016 High School Intern of the Year IMPACT Award, and has been nominated for College Intern of the Year multiple times.

Indiana INTERNnet: What are some of the best lessons you learned while interning?

Salvador Espinoza: I think the best lesson I ever learned was to never underestimate the power of an internship. I was 16 years old when I got into my first internship and it was for a manufacturing company. That already doesn’t sound appealing to most teens trying to make a quick buck over the summer, but it sounded like a great opportunity and it ended up being one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I was an intern for the same company for 6 years and learned so many things. I learned about marketing, human resources, what …

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Beyond the Impact: Gabriella Blauert

Gabriella (Moline) Blauert graduated from Butler University in May with a degree in journalism and moved to Columbus, Ohio. She’s currently working as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Pelotonia, a non-profit organization in Columbus whose proceeds go toward cancer research.

 

Indiana INTERNnet: What are some of the best lessons you learned while interning?

Gabriella Blauert: My internships provided me with opportunities to practically apply the skills I learned in class. I learned how to utilize these skills, while also managing my time effectively. Another important lesson I learned was how to interact in different job settings and how to present myself in a professional way in each one.

 

IIN: What advice do you have for current interns?

GB: I would tell current interns to not be afraid to go to their supervisor or mentor with big ideas or questions they have. One of the most important …

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2020 IMPACT Awards FAQs

Indiana INTERNnet is now accepting nominations for the 14th annual IMPACT Awards, an annual celebration of internship excellence. We encourage you to complete the online nomination form, and share how this person has made an impact at your organization by committing to internship excellence. The deadline for nominations is November 8, 2019.

Have a question about the nominations process or awards luncheon? Check out the answers to our frequently asked IMPACT Awards questions. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please contact Angela Taylor (ataylor@indianachamber.com)

What are the awards categories? Intern of the Year (3) High School College Non-Traditional *High school and college interns must be enrolled in school during the time of their internship in 2019. The non-traditional category is for an intern who was not an enrolled student at the time of the internship or was 26 years old or older during the internship. Career Development Professional of the Year (2) High …

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