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Internship Draft Day offers job opportunities and great prizes for students

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES — Formerly welcoming wildcats at Lambeau Field, Internship Draft Day will be held online this year. Students will meet in fifteen minute time slots with employers to potentially get hired on. Photo courtesy of New Manufacturing Alliance/NMU Career Services.

Internship Draft Day is happening Tuesday, Nov. 10 from 3-6 p.m. The event, which normally happens on Lambeau Field, will naturally occur online due to COVID-19. Even though the high-energy event is online this year, things will operate in a similar fashion.

Normally, the event would take place in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Students would ride down on a bus and meet with employers on the field. Of course, this cannot happen with the health restrictions in place across the country. Most importantly, students will have the same amount of time to spend with employers. 15 minute time frames with employers will still be 15 minutes, according to Katie Corpi, director of NMU Career Services.

Draft Day is still hosted from Lambeau Field, which does keep the spirit of the event alive. “There’s individual interviews and you get to talk with all these employers,” said Corpi. She explained that the arrangements are still comparable with employers from previous years. Still individual slots to fill, so students will still get the valuable one-on-one time. “It should be kind of interesting, it was an exciting thing to be a part of,” added Corpi.

According to Corpi, the scheduling was criteria based. This means that “a student shouldn’t see anything they are not eligible for, but they should keep checking because sometimes the employers will make cancellations etc,” said Corpi. She also said that some employers tend to fill up faster than others, “because they are of great interest to candidates. Also the event is geared towards specific majors, like engineering, business, marketing, electromechanicals, IT, supply chain, finance and automation.

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Career Fair Plus is the application the event is hosted through. According to Korpi, Michigan Technological University used this for a recent career fair. An issue was identified where students using their mobile data were disconnected from interviews. She explained it is important for students to use Wi-Fi to avoid connectivity issues.

It’s too late to sign-up if you haven’t already, but as a reminder for those going, there are some awesome prizes to win. Other than the potential for over 200 paid job opportunities, there is a “draft pick” drawing. First place will receive a $1,500 scholarship and second pick will receive a $500 scholarship. Everyone will also receive a “Draft Day Jerzy.” NEW Manufacturing Alliance of Wisconsin, a collaboration of manufacturers in the industry puts this event on each year.

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