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Susie Rutkowski

Choosing Your Interns

Presented By:
Susie Rutkowski
April 16, 2015
2:00pm - 2:45pm Eastern

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Through a grant from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation, Project SEARCH researched over 40 of their program sites that reached 90%–100% employment outcomes. Choosing Your Interns is Part 2 in a three part series covering critical information from the researched areas.  In this webcast, Ms. Rutkowski will discuss the topic "Selecting Your Interns".  Learn more about what Project SEARCH programs do to enhance student recuritment and intern selection.  The following steps will be covered: 

  • Creating a clear, common “picture” of the intern your team will serve
  • Developing a process and standardized sequence of steps for student recruitment 
  • Involving all members of the Project SEARCH team in assessing and selecting the interns 
  • Developing marketing materials that recognize all partners and explain the Project SEARCH program model

Susie Rutkowsk is the Co-Director and Educational Specialist for Project SEARCH. Susie is a nationally recognized transition expert with specific experience in program development in career technical education and job development for young adults with disabilities. She served as the Manager for Disability Education at Great Oaks Career Campuses for over twelve years. During that tenure she, with Erin Riehle, co-founded Project SEARCH, a program for young adults transitioning from school to work. Susie has been instrumental in designing the Project SEARCH Training Institute modules and leading replication efforts for new Project SEARCH sites. She speaks and writes on transition-related topics.


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