Michael D. True
Director, Internship Center | Messiah College
Mike has been interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, Business Week, Newsday, the Chronicle of Higher Education, Central PA Magazine, and Harrisburg Magazine regarding internships. He manages an internet listserv (Internship-Net), which he began in 1995, of over 800 internship professionals in North America, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America.
He compiled a booklet entitled Starting and Maintaining A Quality Internship Program which is currently being used by hundreds of colleges, universities, employers and chambers of commerce across the United States and internationally. June 2011 saw the release of a short field guide he authored, InternQube: Professional Skills for the Workplace . It is written in a nuts and bolts, executive summary style, which highlights the core competencies students need to succeed in the workplace. Schools use it in pre-experience orientations, concurrent classes, seminars, workshops, or as a gift for students.
In the Spring of 2010 Mike released a website – www.InternQube.com . It is the first online tool specifically designed to help students develop professional skills during their internship or co-op experience. This multi-faceted website seeks to aggregate the best information available and includes a student manual, audio, video, websites, articles, a reflective module, group discussion/collaboration, social networking and more.
Mike served for many years as Chair of the Internship/Co-op Special Interest Group of the National Society for Experiential Education and is a former board member and current certified trainer with the Cooperative Education and Internship Association. He and a colleague from USC conducted a national survey of internship/co-op professionals in 2002 and 2004 and published the results in the Journal of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
In June 2007, Mike was the keynote speaker for the annual conference of the Canadian Internship Association in Kingston, Ontario. He was invited to present at the National Career Conference in April 2007 in Baltimore on national trends and how to adapt them for career offices. At Kansas State University in March 2006, he delivered the keynote address at their first-ever “Internship Summit”. He has also conducted workshops on creativity for the New Hampshire College and University Council, the
New England Association for Cooperative Education and Field Experience and Bloomsburg University. In 2002, he was the recipient of the “Higher Education Leader of the Year” award by the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE). In 2002-2003, he served as Vice-President of the Internship Program Network of the Cooperative Education and Internship Association.
He has been involved with the Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania since 1998 and served on the board of directors from 2002 to 2008. He chaired the Education and Workforce Development Committee from 2002-2004. During that time he envisioned and oversaw the development and April 2004 release of a CD and companion website called “TechQuest,” which encourages high school students to consider a career in technology. Through these tools and in other ways, he has been active
in promoting Pennsylvania’s Stay…Invent the Future initiative.
Among other notable accomplishments, in June 2007, Mike was presented with the Donna Dentler Service Award by the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Employers. In October 1998 he was the first recipient of the “Exemplary Leader Award” given by NSEE. He also initiated, and played a major role in writing and producing the video “Connecting With Employers – Making The Most of a Job Fair” which was marketed by the Central Pennsylvania Employment Consortium. The video was selected by the National Association of Colleges and Employers as the winner of the 1999 Award of Excellence in the Audio-Visual Programs category. It has been used by over 350 institutions nationwide.
For the last number of years the Messiah College Internship Center has been recognized by professional peers as offering one of the most comprehensive, well-run centers in the nation. Since 2001 over 430 colleges and universities have used materials of, and/or consulted with, the Internship Center staff to improve their own programs.
Jaime J. Coronado-Newman
Human Resource Intern Program Manager, Spirit AeroSystems
Jaime J. Coronado-Newman placed 313 interns in only three short years as Human Resource Intern Program Manager at Spirit AeroSystems, the world’s largest supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components. Coronado-Newman works to place 80-100 interns annually majoring in business, engineering and liberal arts and sciences.
Collaborating with approximately 60 hiring managers and six directors at Spirit AeroSystems to develop intern positions, Coronado-Newman cultivates job descriptions and then works with more than 15 universities across the nation including East Carolina University, Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, North Carolina State University, Oklahoma State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Oklahoma, University of Tulsa, University of Kansas, Vanderbilt University and Wichita State University. The internship students are placed in one of Spirit AeroSystems four United States locations: Wichita, Kansas; Tulsa, Oklahoma; McAlester, Oklahoma; and Kinston, North Carolina. Coronado-Newman continually works with supervisors to ensure the interns are provided a substantial work-based learning experience.
Among Coronado-Newman’s many responsibilities, he provides orientations for all the Wichita interns as well as social and entertainment networking events for the students to meet with fellow interns and full-time Spirit AeroSystems employees including senior administrators. Over the past three years, Coronado-Newman has worked together with fellow Spirit AeroSystems employees to build campus awareness at Wichita State University through information fairs, cooperative education recruiting events, business week panels, engineering open houses, faculty-in-residence programs and career fairs.
In 2010 Coronado-Newman developed a formal Spirit AeroSystems Cooperative Education program at the Wichita, Kansas site with Wichita State University students. The program focuses on selecting students that would work for Spirit AeroSystems three to four semesters and then continue as full-time Spirit AeroSystems employees after graduation (as applicable). The program has been a huge success and doubled in size in 2011.
Coronado-Newman graduated from Wichita State University in 2008 with a degree in International Business and Marketing. He had an internship at Spirit AeroSystems while in college and left the internship with an offer for full-time employment. Coronado-Newman has many ties to the Wichita community including being a member of the Wichita Chamber of Commerce – Young Professionals and Big Brothers and Big Sisters.
University of Texas at Austin
Employer: Jacobs Technology; Houston, Texas
Peter Schulte of Sugar Land, TX is pursuing his undergraduate degree in Aerospace Engineering, with a focus on space flight, at The University of Texas in Austin. Peter is currently on his third co-op term with Jacobs Technology at Johnson Space Center in Houston. In addition to his co-op, Peter interned with NASA Johnson Space Center in the Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) Office, as well as pursuing undergraduate research with The University of Texas at Austin Satellite Design Lab.
During his first two work terms at Jacobs from January through August of 2011, Peter was a member of the Capsule Parachute Assembly System (CPAS) simulation & analysis team. CPAS is currently conducting flight tests to develop the parachute system for NASA’s Orion spacecraft. The simulation & analysis team maintains flight simulations to provide predictions for the development of flight test vehicles and techniques. As a co-op, Peter performed tasks to upgrade these simulations and conducted analysis of test vehicle trajectories, dynamics, and parachute performance. Peter’s work with CPAS was rewarded in May 2011 when a technical paper he wrote on parachute simulation methods was published at the 21st American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Aerodynamic (AIAA) Decelerator Systems Technology Conference and Seminar in Dublin, Ireland. Peter’s superb work performance with CPAS was evidenced by the fact that he received three individual achievement awards from NASA and a group award from AIAA. In his current work term (January through May of 2012), Peter is conducting an analysis of surface erosion caused by reentry heating on Space Shuttle heatshield tiles using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software.
In Summer 2010, Peter was selected for a ten week internship through the Texas Aerospace Scholars program at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. He was placed in the Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) Office, where he helped to develop a user-friendly, searchable database of Extra-Vehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) space suit hardware failures with the ability to analyze trends in failure data. Peter has also worked on two student satellite projects at The University of Texas, both of which have launched into space. He assisted with integration, assembly, and testing of flight hardware for Platform for Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking with Innovative Guidance, Navigation, and Control Methods (PARADIGM), which launched on Space Shuttle flight STS-127 in July 2009. He also ran simulations to characterize GPS receiver performance for single (absolute) and dual satellite (relative) navigation for Formation Autonomy Spacecraft with Thrust, Relnav, Attitude and Crosslink (FASTRAC), which launched from Kodiak, Alaska in November 2010.
At The University of Texas, Peter is a member of Kappa Theta Epsilon, a national co-op honor society, and Sigma Gamma Tau, a national Aerospace Engineering honor society. He also helped to found, and is an active leader of a student organization called Engineers for Christ. Outside of work and school, Peter is actively involved with several Christian ministries, volunteers with community and education outreach projects, plays the violin, and enjoys Ultimate Frisbee.
Peter will graduate from The University of Texas in May 2013 with his Bachelor of Science. Upon graduation, he plans to either begin graduate school in Aerospace Engineering or enter the aerospace workforce full time.
Accounting and Finance
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Employer: Tocqueville Asset Management LP
Jonathan Dudzinski is an Accounting and Finance major at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, as well as a CFA Level II candidate. Over the past summer he interned as an equity analyst for Tocqueville Asset Management LP in New York City. In this role he played an instrumental part in the analysis of several multimillion dollar investment opportunities and was relied upon by his fellow interns for support and guidance. Additionally, in March, Jonathan presented his school sponsored research on a unique equity valuation method to the Academy of Finance and is currently considering several publication options. According to those who know Jonathan well he stands out among his peers for his exemplary academic performance, natural leadership ability, and willingness to help others. Upon graduation this May, Jonathan will sit for the second level of the CFA program, take the CPA examination series, and launch a hedge fund based on his research.
Macomb Community College
Employer: Kids Plant It Foundation
As Director of Outreach for the Kids Plant It Foundation, Andrea Anzell brings exceptional value and knowledge to the youth program at Macomb Community College. Andrea is the 2012 Cooperative Education and Internship Association’s Two-year Program Student Achievement award winner and member of Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society.
Andrea’s success is based on her education: an Associate of Business Administration in Hospitality Management and an Associate of Applied Science in Restaurant Management. This is coupled with her seven management certifications from the National Restaurant Association and affiliation with the Chef De’ Cuisine Chapter of the American Culinary Federation.
Andrea’s internship experience at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial as a Special Occasion and Ceremony Coordinator is an excellent example of a hospitality professional. This is demonstrated in her service-first approach. Andrea provided on-going interaction and visibility in the areas of research and development, marketing, partner/sponsorships, event planning and community service. Her career goal is to complete a Bachelor of Science degree through Central Michigan University, in Public Administration with a concentration in child and community development through food garden education.
Andrea’s contributions positively impact and make a difference to Macomb Community College’s sponsors, partners and communities that allow them to view the Kids Plant It Foundation at its best.
Ralph W. Tyler Award
Title: The Effect of Cooperative Education on Change in Self-Efficacy among Undergraduate Students: Introducing Work Self-Efficacy
JOSEPH A. RAELIN – Northeastern University
MARGARET B. BAILEY – Rochester Institute of Technology
JERRY HAMANN – University of Wyoming
LESLIE K. PENDLETON – Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
JONATHAN D. RAELIN – University of Bath
RACHELLE REISBERG – Northeastern University
DAVID WHITMAN – University of Wyoming
Joseph A. Raelin holds the Asa S. Knowles Chair of Practice-Oriented Education at Northeastern University and is Professor in the College of Business Administration.
Margaret B. Bailey is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty Associate to the Provost for Female Faculty, and the WE@RIT Founding Executive Director at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).
Jerry Hamann is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and currently Department Head of Computer Science at the University of Wyoming.
Leslie K. Pendleton is Director of Student Services in the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Virginia Tech and an Adjunct Instructor in Gender & Women’s Studies.
Jonathan D. Raelin is Lecturer in Organization Studies at the Management School, University of Bath, in Bath, England. His research explores resistance to change and its antecedents.
Rachelle Reisberg is Assistant Dean of Engineering Enrollment and Retention as well as Director of Women in Engineering at Northeastern University. She is the PI on the Pathways research grant funded by NSF’s Gender in Science and Engineering program.
David L. Whitman is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Wyoming.
This study examines the effect of cooperative education, controlling for contextual support and demographic characteristics, on three dimensions of self-efficacy change: work, career, and academic. Of the three forms of self-efficacy, work self-efficacy was found to be the one efficacy form impacted by cooperative education. Since self-efficacy is shaped by performance accomplishments, student success in their co-op jobs appears to enhance their confidence in performing a variety of behaviors that are particular to handling the requirements of the workplace. Change in work self-efficacy was also affected by change in student’s confidence in their career orientation. This study claims to open up the so-called black box of co-op to articulate the practices and behaviors of cooperative education that shape its contribution to the undergraduate experience,experience, specifically in the areas of co-curricular involvement, career pathways, and student success beyond the college years.