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The Clarksville Area Total Internship Management Workshop

May 17, 2018
8:30am – 3:30pm
Austin Peay State University

$359 for-profit
$299 non-profit/government/start-ups

Continental breakfast, lunch & snacks provided.

Six Hours (6) of HRCI and/or SHRM-PDC Credit


Total Internship Management

What Participants are Saying

“Prior to participating in the Total Internship Management Workshop, we welcomed interns to join our team, however, did not have a structured program. We quickly realized we needed to create a true “learning environment” for our interns to develop and grow and while giving them an excellent experience. We continue to have success with our program, adopting new ideas and strategies, a result of the foundation we built with through the Total Internship Management Program!”

Amanda Collins Manager of Talent Acquisition | Textura Corporation | Chicago, IL

“I’ve personally recruited, trained, and developed hundreds of successful college interns throughout the course of my career and I honestly didn’t think I’d get much out of this workshop – boy was I wrong!  Whether your goal in hiring interns is to provide a path for them to potentially join your firm full-time or you just want to ensure you’re following the letter of the law, I would highly recommend attending The Total Internship Management Workshop as soon as possible.”

Eric Silverman Principal & Owner – Silverman Benefits Group

“The Total Management Workshop was time well spent. The format with the employers and academic contacts all in one room is fantastic. The table discussions and the group facilitation with an expert on the topic is terrific. In a sense, it was like a focus group with a captive audience and I came away with some key information on topics that were important to me and our organization.”

Brian J. Case PPL Corporation

“The workshop was extremely beneficial to my organization not only because of the wealth of internship information & resources but also for the networking and connecting the class provided. It was helpful to meet individuals form other organizations in the area. Dr. Shindell is an exceptional speaker and communicator with a wealth of knowledge to share on this topic!”

Kevin Brown Mowhawk Flooring


Utilizing internships is the perfect way to conduct recruiting activities by identifying future hires, increasing retention rates, maintaining a pipeline of highly qualified candidates, creating and building relationships with local universities and organizations, and having short-term projects completed by an educated workforce.

For the above to be true, organizations must host effective and meaningful programs. How is this done? What are students looking for? What are the expectations of universities? What can organizations do to make their programs the best they can be?

The Total Internship Management Workshop is designed to help you and your organization build a win-win internship program. Based on the most in-depth research ever to be conducted into the successful management of internship programs, you can be assured that you will leave the event with a newfound approach to internships.

The presentation will include detailed statistics from proprietary research. Qualitative and quantitative responses will be shared from our latest research project, the National Internship and Co-op Study – a detailed examination of what makes internship programs successful based on the responses of over 125,000 students from more than 500 universities.


Receive a copy of Total Internship Management (a $40 value) with your registration!

Total Internship Management Book

And six (6) CEU's from HRCI or six (6) SHRM-PDC credits!


  • Learn how to effectively implement an impactful internship program
  • Identify future hires through a no-strings-attached 12-week interview
  • Create and maintain a pipeline of highly qualified and educated full-time job candidates
  • Increase their organization’s brand awareness on college campuses
  • Utilize ‘state-of-the-art’ software to manage your intern projects and programs



  • Getting your organization prepared to “host” interns
  • Developing meaningful work plans for your interns
  • The selection and training of mentors and supervisors
  • Understanding and communicating with today’s college students
  • Evaluating and providing feedback to interns
  • Gaining valuable data regarding the performance of the internship program
  • Navigating the legal environment of internships


Dr. Robert Shindell

Dr. Robert Shindell

During the past 20 years, Dr. Robert Shindell, has successfully held a variety of professional leadership roles in higher education. He developed career centers at The University of Toledo’s College of Engineering, Midwestern State University and the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University. Robert’s innovative approach to career services led The Rawls College of Business Career Management Center to achieve the ranking of 28th in BusinessWeek’s national ranking of College of Business career centers in 2007. Dr. Shindell’s research and opinions are often quoted in the New York Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, Inside Higher Ed and many more. He has worked with thousands of employers and higher education career centers in developing successful transition plans for students through both live and virtual presentations.

Robert has earned his Doctorate of Philosophy from Texas Tech University, a master’s degree in training and development from Midwestern State University, and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Toledo.

Mason Gates, Chief Intern Officer

C. Mason Gates

Mason Gates is an award-winning entrepreneur with more than 25 years’ experience in idea validation, entrepreneurial growth processes, strategic marketing, sales, business development, customer identification, and talent cultivation. He has been a founder/developer at such visionary entrepreneurial businesses as Campus Voice,,, and GradLeaders.

Leveraging his proven success at building and operating career and education companies, along with his education industry software experience, Gates most recently launched ThincCareers/ThincInterns, the only national career and internship success network using Agents to assist Candidates and Employers reach one another.

A frequent writer, presenter, and speaker on the subjects of entrepreneurism, workforce development, and experiential education, Gates is also certified by the Kaufmann Institute to teach its FastTrac NewVentures courses for entrepreneurs. He has held numerous board and consultative positions throughout the country. He holds a B.B.A. from Radford University where he has been awarded the University’s Outstanding Service Award , has been a board member of its College of Business and Economics and has been a member of the President’s Advisory Council. Additional awards and recognitions include the prestigious Virginia Museum of Fine Arts MUSE award for creativity in business in 2007.

Past Participants

The Total Internship Management Workshop is appropriate for organizations of any size, from any industry, anywhere in the country.  Since 2007, The Total Internship Management approach to building and sustaining amazing internship programs has been utilized by thousands of companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies across the United States.

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