April 8 Brown Bag luncheon to discuss the value of internships to businesses

BEMIDJI, Minn. — Margie Giauque will discuss the value of internships for businesses during a noon Brown Bag Lunch program Wednesday, April 8 at the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a bag lunch for the one-hour session, which is open free to the public at the center’s off-campus facility located at 3801 Bemidji Avenue North.
Internships provide real-life working experiences for current students or graduating students from colleges and universities. Many academic areas at schools like Bemidji State University encourage their students to seek internships, which are required in some disciplines.

“The luncheon will introduce area employers to our online recruiting system,” said Giauque, director of Career Services at Bemidji State. “The hope is that they have internship opportunities and are trying to connect with students. Our goal is to make the process of connecting to our students much more accessible.”

Giauque will elaborate on the benefits of sponsoring internships, including the opportunity to observe potential future employees, access new concepts and ideas, undertake special projects or short-term assignments, and lower training costs. She will also define what constitutes an internship, talk about the advantages of offering a paid internship for students, and show how to post an internship through her office.

Prior to accepting her current position at BSU in 1994, she served the Career Center at Minnesota State University, Mankato, as an assistant director for eight years and associate director for one year. She is a frequent presenter at state and regional professional meetings on such topics as career advisory boards, resume writing, career planning, and alumni career networking.

She received her undergraduate degree in social work and a master’s in counseling from the University of North Dakota, where she has also completed doctoral course work in educational leadership.

The Brown Bag program is part of free training and informational presentations offered by the CRI each month. A full schedule can be found at http://www.cri-bsu.org/BrownbagSeries.html.

For more information, contact the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation at (218) 755-4900; toll free, (888) 738-3224; e-mail, cri@bemidjistate.edu; or at http://www.cri-bsu.org.

April 8
– noon – Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation hosts Brown Bag Luncheon training sesson on the value of internships to businesses. Presenter: Margie Giauque, director, Career Services, Bemidji State University. Location: CRI; 3801 Bemidji Ave. N.; Bemidji, Minn. Cost: free; participants encouraged to bring lunch. For information: (218) 755-4900; (888) 738-3224; http://www.cri-bsu.org.