This Summit will bring business community representatives and educators together to discuss how to increase and improve internship opportunities in Northeast Ohio through a a wide range of panels and conversations. Topics include:

Plenary Session: From Internship to Leadership: The Route to Success – Current C-suite professionals who started as an intern will discuss their experience and the importance of internship programs.

Concurrent Sessions #1

  • Breakout #1: The Changing World of Work: Aligning Faculty and Employers for Student Success – A conversation with three area business leaders about how faculty and local employers can align their efforts to prepare students for lifelong career success.
  • Breakout #2: Learn from the Pros: How Employers Create and Maintain Successful Internship Programs – How employers engage interns and other best practices for running a successful program.

Concurrent Sessions #2

  • Breakout #1: Engaging High School Interns: Tailoring Your Program for a Positive Experience – Hear from employers who have had successful internship with high school students, how they structured their program specifically for high school students and why they think it’s valuable to have an internship program for students at a young age.
  • Breakout #2: Legal Aspects of Internships: Legal Issues Employers Should be Aware Of – Internship programs can present some specific legal questions for employers — what is the legal definition of an “internship”? Is an intern an employee? This legal primer will answer these questions and more.

Plenary Lunch Session: Brain Gain Resources: Retaining Proven Talent in Our Region’s Companies – Discussion highlighting how to keep interns in the company/region after their internship is over.

September
27
Sep 27, 2022 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST

ProMedica Innovations Summit

Presented by: ProMedica
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28
Sep 28, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Marketing Plan 101

Presented by: Braintree Business Development Center
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September
28
Sep 28, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Stepping Up In The Glass City: September Small Business Pitch Competition

Presented by: JumpStart
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September
29
Sep 29, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Caffeinated Ideas

Presented by: Braintree Business Development Center
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06
Oct 6, 2022 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EST

Youngstown Business Incubator: Shark Tank

Presented by: Youngstown Business Incubator
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11
Oct 11, 2022 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST

1st & Tech: Startup Networking Mixer

Presented by: JumpStart
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October
13
Oct 13, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Ask the Legal Expert: Laws about Trade Secrets

Presented by: Braintree
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19
Oct 19, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Marketing “Must-Do’s”

Presented by: Braintree Business Development Center
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26
Oct 26, 2022 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Stepping Up In The Glass City: Small Business Pitch Finale

Presented by: JumpStart
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10
Nov 10, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

Website 101

Presented by: Braintree Business Development Center
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10
Nov 10, 2022 9:00 am - 10:00 am EST

Innovation Fund Info Session

Presented by: Innovation Fund
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November
17
Nov 17, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am EST

Caffeinated Ideas

Presented by: Braintree Business Development Center
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