Making Internships A Worthwhile Adventure – Insight to Virtual Work Experience
Dec 8th Beijing 5pm | London 10am | Dubai 1pm
Dec 9th Beijing 8am | New York 7pm ( (previous day) ) | Sydney 11am
Virtual internships are fast becoming a preferred pipeline for attracting high-quality graduate talent in the post-covid world. They also effectively empower students and graduates to bridge the gap between what they’ve learned at university with real-world industry experience.
Join CHE’s internship webinar this December, hosted by leading internship providers InternMatch and Pagoda Projects.
Who should attend:
- Education providers | Career office professionals
- Students and graduates.
What you will learn:
- Understand competencies relating to employability that virtual internships can address, and how does this compare to in-person work experience.How to guide students’ perceptions of virtual programming – expectations vs reality
- Students feedback on the biggest challenges when completing an international, virtual internship
- Think beyond just an internship – learn how these opportunities can provide mentorship, cultural immersion, networking, and professional training.
- Understand how internships are managed between education providers, students, businesses, and internship service providers.
- How to ensure accountability and engagement – Reflections on progress tracking, gamification and support methodologies for virtual programming
- Determine what internship model works best for you and your organisation
Gerard is a Melbourne-based tech entrepreneur and passionate about making the unscalable scalable. A firm believer in equal rights, equal opportunity and, more importantly, equal outcomes, Gerard founded Outcome Academy, a global community focused on employment and career outcomes, and InternMatch to place students and graduates from around the world into internships globally. Gerard also co-authored the Global Internship Challenge – in partnership with the Mandela Legacy Foundation – to facilitate the placement of one million unemployed tertiary graduates into internships (as a precursor to employment).
Partnerships Manager, Pagoda Projects
Paul manages university and government partnerships for both in-person and virtual international work-integrated learning programmes on behalf of Pagoda Projects. Paul is based in Zhuhai, China and is also active in the philanthropic space in his role as Vice-Chairman of China-registered charity ‘Come Together Community’ (CTC). He advocates the value of international experience and cultural exchange as a key contributor to the broadening of mindsets and employability.
Pagoda delivers a leading Remote Internship programme which, in addition to Work Integrated Learning (WIL) elements, includes a structured cultural mentorship, live weekly events, online courses and individualised student support.