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internships

"Preparing to Lead" internships

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What is a "Preparing to Lead" internship?
 

Rising juniors and seniors spend their summer working for a company. They receive exposure to high levels of corporate leadership. Employers designate a "Leader" -- a senior executive in the company -- who commits to spending time (about 30 minutes per week) in a two-way discussion with the student. Discussions can range from the meaning of leadership to the company's context in its industry to career guidance and advice. Many of the Keller Center internships are Preparing to Lead internships.  If an internship is a Preparing to Lead opportunity, you will see a PTL symbol on the flier.

What kinds of experiences have students had?

You can read a story about student experiences here.

What companies participate in the program? 

Summer 2010 participants included :

  • Sealed Air, Leader: David Kelsey '73, Sr. VP and Chief Financial Officer
  • Mformation: Brion Feinberg
  • Vorbeck Materials, Leader: John Lettow '95, President

Summer 2009 participants included :

  • The Kauffman Foundation, Leader: John Courtin, VP of Special Projects
  • IBM Corporation, Leader: Florence D. Hudson '80, Energy & Environment Strategy & Execution Executive in IBM Corporate Strategy
  • Vorbeck Materials, Leader: John Lettow '95, President

Summer 2008 participants included:

  • Return Path, Leader: Jack Sinclair, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
  • Sealed Air, Leader: David Kelsey '73, Sr. VP and Chief Financial Officer
  • Vorbeck Materials, Leader: John Lettow '95, President

Summer 2007 participants, the program's "Founding Leaders" included:

  • IBM Corporation, Leader: Florence D. Hudson '80, VP of Marketing & Strategy, System z
  • Return Path, Leader: Jack Sinclair, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
  • Sealed Air, Leader: David Kelsey '73, Sr. VP and Chief Financial Officer
  • WildPackets, Leader: Mahboud Zabetian '88, Chairman