College Connection Workshop to Help Business
Develop Internship Programs; Connect with RI
Colleges and Universities
Keynote Speaker and workshop facilitator, Richard Bottner, will address developing effective internship
programs, creating a workforce talent pipeline and meeting the generational gap.
April 22, 2010 07:58 AM Eastern Daylight Time
PROVIDENCE, R.I.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Tech Collective, Greater Providence Chamber of
Commerce and the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (AICU) of Rhode Island are partnering to
present The College Connection workshop on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 from 8:30 am – 3:00 pm at the Rhode
Island Convention Center, Junior Ball Room 555-556.
The event’s Keynote Speaker, Richard Bottner, President and CEO of Intern Bridge, will present on the benefits of
hosting interns and how to create and market an effective internship program within your organization. In his
afternoon address, Richard will speak on key generational gaps with the incoming “millennial” workforce – a highly
anticipated follow up to questions raised at last year’s College Connection event. Richard will additionally facilitate
roundtable discussions and breakout sessions to connect business with internship resources, including career
representatives from RI colleges and universities.
Human resource managers, internship coordinators and business professionals – whether with or without an existing
internship program – are encouraged to attend the event. Full-day cost of the College Connection is $45.00,
including breakfast, lunch and a copy of Richard’s book Total Internship Management: Supervisor’s Handbook.
“The College Connection event is part of a growing initiative within the state to promote internships and connect RI
Businesses and educators with the resources they need to build effective internship programs,” said Kathie Shields,
executive director, Tech Collective. “Last year’s College Connection event welcomed over 80 business, government