Event Details

Pathways to Pipelines


05/24/2016 8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Ivy Room, 12 East Ohio , Chicago, Illinois, 60611

Pathways to Pipelines: The ROI for Employers

Internships are an important cog in the recruiting wheel for employers, large and small.  Organizations need to develop young adult talent as the critical component of their workforce pipeline, especially as baby boomers retire and Gen X workers move into leadership positions.  According to the Collegiate Employment Research Institute of Michigan State University, employers routinely hire about 50% of the interns who work for them once they graduate.


Work-based learning experiences are critical for students, too.  According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, outside-the-classroom work experience is the most important factor employers consider when looking to hire recent graduates, even for students who have yet to work full-time.


Linking educators, students and employers is key to our region’s economic recovery and global competitiveness. Finding and mentoring interns can be one of the most important things you do for your business and for young adults' potential careers. In this competitive job market, internships have become more important and complex than before.   


Join us at this interactive event to:

  • • Discover how employers can achieve maximum ROI in work-based learning/internship programs
  • • Explore best practices for creating a meaningful work experience for students and interns
  • • Gain access to resources for hiring and developing interns
  • • Learn about an exciting online platform for matching employers and prospective interns

Speakers include:

  • • Rex Huppke | Chicago Tribune Columnist (moderator)
  • • Stanley S. Litow | Vice President of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, IBM and President, IBM International Foundation
  • • Gretchen Koch | Executive Director, Workforce Development Strategies, Creating IT Futures Foundation
  • • Sandee Kastrul | President and Co-Founder, i.c.stars
  • • Brian Balasia | CEO, Digerati, Inc.

Additional Information

For more information please contact Ann Kisting at akisting@chicagolandchamber.org.

Prospective Members: As you consider Chamber membership, you are welcome to attend up to three (3) Chamber events (at the non-member rate) prior to joining. After attending three (3) events, we welcome your continued participation upon becoming a member. Please connect with your Investment Manager or membership@chicagolandchamber.org to inquire about these opportunities.
 Registration NamePrice LevelPrice

RegistrationName Individual Ticket

 Individual TicketMember$45.00
 Individual TicketNon-Member$90.00