Scott Walker, Governor
Raymond Allen, Secretary
Department of Workforce Development
201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 25, 2018
CONTACT: DWD Communications, 608-266-2722
On the Web: http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/news.htm
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DWD Announces New Enhancements to WisConnect – Your Source for Wisconsin Internships
InternshipWisconsin.com website currently lists over 1,000 internship opportunities and hundreds of potential interns
DWD launched WisConnect last summer to create a central hub for Wisconsin-based internship opportunities. The site has undergone several updates to make it easier for college students to build profiles and look for internships, and to help employers find the brightest student talent for internship openings.
"Wisconsin's public, private and technical colleges are busy preparing Wisconsin's next generation of workers for good-paying jobs in the modern economy, and our ability to retain college students and attract students from outside Wisconsin will be key to our success," DWD Secretary Ray Allen said. "I encourage Wisconsin employers to visit WisConnect for resources to launch and market internship opportunities, and I invite all college students to create WisConnect profiles and start searching for new opportunities today."
The newest WisConnect updates improve the user experience and add resources for college students and employers to help maximize the positive impact of internships on the state's talent pipeline. Highlights include:
- Support for additional file types so students can add more robust background files to their "My Portfolio" section
- The option for students to indicate that they are a veteran and functionality to allow employers to locate profiles of students who have indicated their veteran status
- Additional options to enhance matching between students and employers based on key and technical skills
- Numerous improvements to fine-tune the site's stability, style and quality
DWD launched WisConnect in summer 2017 to help employers meet their workforce needs by growing tomorrow's talent today through internships. With studies showing the value of internships in attracting, training and retaining college students during and after graduation, WisConnect serves as an important tool to support a robust talent pipeline in Wisconsin.
To get started on WisConnect, visit InternshipWisconsin.com.