Ann Arbor, Michigan - Amy Cell Talent announces the Fall 2019 continuation of the Internship Matchmaker Program, a low-cost Intern Sourcing Solution that helps employers find intern candidates looking for opportunities in Michigan. The Internship Matchmaker Program will connect companies to great student talent year round.
Continuing in Fall 2019, the Internship Matchmaker Program provides companies a unified option to find interns. The Amy Cell Talent program includes assistance drafting position descriptions, posting roles on college, local and statewide job boards, as well as marketing of internships through social media channels. With over 200 intern candidates enrolled in the Internship Matchmaker Program, employers can immediately connect with college students seeking internship opportunities throughout the school year.
As students complete internships with Michigan companies they are able to immediately test and develop the knowledge they gain through their coursework, says Lori Emerson, Entrepreneurial Liaison for Amy Cell Talent. She notes, “Students grow their skills, learn about great Michigan-based opportunities, and contribute to the company throughout the semester.”
Says Chris Kondogiani, CEO of Noble Gas Systems, “We had an amazing experience hiring interns for the summer. We had intended to hire only one, but with very little effort on our part, they were able to provide us with an extensive list of pre-qualified candidates who were interested in our position. The candidates were so good, we ended up hiring three (and wished we could hire more)!”
Amy Cell, Founder and President, encourages area employers to consider a multi-pronged strategy to meet their talent needs. An effective solution for talent development includes a robust college internship component, Cell counsels her clients. In conversations with area employers, Cell and Emerson hear concerns that an intern requires time to source, hire, train, and mentor but will not seek a full-time role with the organization afterwards. “We find that the overall conversion rate for interns is above 50% which makes hosting an intern a worthwhile investment of resources, with strong potential for a long-term return,” states Lori Emerson. Chris Kondogiani’s experience highlights the potential long term benefits of the program, “Even though I had to turn a few [interns] away, we’re staying in contact for future opportunities down the road.”
Amy Cell Talent is an experienced team of talent consultants, human resource experts and matchmakers focused on supporting Michigan companies and communities with their talent needs.
Contact Lori Emerson at Amy Cell Talent to learn more about the Internship Matchmaker Program at Lori@AmyCellTalent.com.