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1 Bradleys Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program Marjorie and Bill Springer Center for Excellence in Internships Administered through the S MITH C AREER C ENTER and Marjorie and Bill Springer Center for Excellence in Internships

2 Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program Significant Contribution to Bradleys Overall Co-op/Intern Program 19 Consecutive Years of Funding ( ) Grant Cumulative Student Earnings

3 Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program Program Objectives Include: 1.Expand Opportunities 2.Strengthen Cooperation 3.Encourage Social and Community Service 4.Maximize Use of Matching Contributions 5.Create New Opportunities 6.Reduce Reliance on Student Loans 7.Encourage Students to Seek Permanent Employment in Illinois

4 Bradleys Program Supports Public Agenda Goals The ICWS program supports the Public Agenda goals: Goal 2 by allowing students to reduce their reliance on student loans while providing a link between academic programs and employment; Goal 3 by prioritizing work study opportunities for students seeking degrees in high demand fields; Goal 4 by increasing the pool of funds for job training, which can result in businesses expansions in Illinois and full-time employment for students after graduation. (excerpt from IBHE Allocation Recommendations, p. 83)

5 Marjorie and Bill Springer Center for Excellence in Internships Bradley University was cited for having one of the top internship programs in the country. U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2011

6 Marjorie and Bill Springer Center for Excellence in Internships 91% of graduates completed a career-related experience while at Bradley

7 Strong Focus on Student Participation Outstanding Co-op/Intern of the Year Award Cool Internships Spotlight Journals From the Road Freshmen Internship Event Sophomore & Junior Internship Prep Event

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12 Strong Focus on Student Success Centralized Co-op/Intern Program Established Procedures and Internship Registration Requirements Online Community With Sakai Weekly s Regarding Internship Opportunities

13 Job Development Efforts ICWS Program Job & Internship Fairs (Fall & Spring) Part-Time Employment Expo Civil Engineering & Construction Industry Fair Nursing & Physical Therapy Fair Social Service, Recreation & Education Fair eRecruiting Listings (free for employers) Campus Interviewing

14 Part- time Employment Expo

15 Why do we stress the importance of career-related work experience?

16 Sample of Grant Participants Experience Communications Major, Specializing in Advertising Double Minor in Marketing and Sociology Graduating in 3 ½ years (December 2011) Leadership Experience: Member of National Society of Leadership and Success Vice President of American Advertising Federation Publicity Chair for Relay for Life 10 year member of Winnebago 4-H club; Junior Leader for 4 years Internship Experience: Comtech Corporation, Rockford, IL Advertising/ Graphic Design Intern W. D. Boyce Council, Boy Scouts of America, Peoria, IL Graphic Design & Web Development Intern Smith Career Center, Peoria, IL Career Peer Advisor

17 Overall placement rate for Bradleys graduates Placement rate for graduates that had registered internships Graduate Placement Rates

18 Grad Survey Stats for Grant Participants Total Graduates that Participated in Grant = 56 Total Grant Participants Continuing Education = 8 Total Seeking Employment = 48 Total Employed = 48 (100%) Total Grant Participants Employed in Illinois = 37 (77%) Total Employed by Grant Employer = 8

19 Reduced reliance on loans Grant participants incurred less college-cost indebtedness Career-related placements for Illinois residents for the purpose of encouraging permanent employment Different academic backgrounds Participating employers Social or community services employers (66% of placement activity) FY2009 ICWS Final Evaluation Report Accomplishments

20 Reduced reliance on loans Grant participants incurred less college-cost indebtedness 80 career-related placements for Illinois residents for the purpose of encouraging permanent employment 23 different academic backgrounds 25 participating employers (5 new employers) 14 social or community services employers (66% of placement activity) FY2009 ICWS Final Evaluation Report Accomplishments

21 A Few of the 27 Participating Employers OSF St. Francis Medical Center Belcan Corp. Matcor Metal Fabrication Lakeview Museum of Arts & Sciences zuChem – Peoria Next Innovation Center Catholic Charities – IT Dept. RLI Corp. Encouraging Registrations Authorizing Students Handling Monthly Reimbursements Submitting Quarterly Reports to IBHE FY2010 ICWS Program Progress Report

22 Providing Opportunities in High Demand Fields Education Engineering Mathematics Physical Sciences Business, Management and Marketing Nursing Health Computer/Information FY2011 Proposal

23 Thank You! Questions?


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