Intern Ready Workbook 2023-04-12T05:09:07-07:00

Welcoming Student Talent Into Your Organization

This workbook is for any manager who plans to welcome student talent into their organization.

What keeps you up at night? “Talent.” That is an answer we often hear from early-stage founders. Since 2017 we have been running internship programs with Lehigh University and California Community Colleges. The fresh perspectives, grit and tenacity of students can make a profound difference on businesses, even in a short internship period. And sometimes, there are growing pains and challenges that surface. We’ve learned alongside intern managers and students what makes an internship successful and are excited to share this learning with you.

In this workbook, you will find a set of reflections, exercises, and best practices from over a dozen intern managers at early-stage companies. These are to help you create an efficient and effective landing pad for student talent in your organization. Hundreds of students have also reflected on their own internship experience and this collective wisdom and advice has been translated into a comprehensive intern onboarding planning tool for you.

Introducing Intern Ready Workbook for Managers.


Intern Ready Workbook:
For Intern Managers

  • Design and build an effective internship experience aligned with growth goals
  • Plan your students’ onboarding experience for faster integration into the business.
  • Accelerate student learning, development, and growth.

Are you a student interested in working at an early-stage company? Visit our Aspiring Entrepreneurs page and library of resources for more information. From there, you can join our intern community where you’ll have access to our Intern Ready Workbook for Students.

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The Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center (“the Center”) is an independent, non-profit building a better path for entrepreneurs worldwide. Established in 2014 with the support of the Nasdaq Foundation, the Center is dedicated to improving inclusion, access, and knowledge in entrepreneurship. The Center delivers free education to meet the real time needs of entrepreneurs and then translates those needs to actionable data that is shared with policy makers and academic institutions around the world to build more opportunities for all entrepreneurs.

The intersection of education, entrepreneurship, and the future of work.
We are an exclusive education-industry partnership between Lehigh University and the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center formed to build entrepreneurial leaders that transform businesses, organizations, and new ventures for today and tomorrow.

Every year, we serve hundreds of students through real-world entrepreneurial learning experiences and innovative programs like the Global Entrepreneurial Fellowship and Startup Academy.

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation, composed of 73 districts and 116 colleges serving 1.8 million students per year. California community colleges provide career education and workforce training; guaranteed transfer to four-year universities; and degree and certificate pathways. As the state’s engine for social and economic mobility, the California Community Colleges supports the Vision for Success, a strategic plan designed to improve student success outcomes, increase transfer rates and eliminate achievement gaps.

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