a Colloquium by
Chris Burns InternU
Internship Opportunities in Computing & Beyond
Abstract: With over 50% of college graduates unemployed or underemployed, internships are becoming more and more important to help students gain the practical experience necessary to obtain full-time job opportunities after graduation. Chris Burns, CEO of Intern U, will share why he started his company to bring jobs back to the US, how it can create jobs for recent graduates through internships, and what his clients consider most important when making hiring decisions. Founded in 2006, Intern U is a professional service consulting firm driving offshore business opportunities back onshore. We bring students into the real world workplace as part of an Intern U professional services team providing business solutions to our corporate clients. Our goal is to provide students the practical work experience, business education, and exposure to our corporate clients that can result in a professional full-time job opportunity after their graduation.
About the speaker: Chris Burns founded IDC Partners in 1991 and Intern U in 2006. He started Intern U to answer to the question, “Can you provide additional business process solutions that offshore companies include that can rival the outsourcing model in price and quality?” Additionally, he spends time as an adjunct professor at West Chester University teaching entrepreneurial leadership classes to college students in the Philadelphia area. With hard work and dedication, Chris is living proof that passion and tenacity is the driving force behind true happiness and success in creating your own future.
Date: Monday, December 10, 2012
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Mendel Science Center 101
Refreshments and conversation will be shared immediately after the colloquium in MSC 159. See http://csc.villanova.edu/events/colloquia for more information.