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You’re Invited – 13th Annual Celebrate Internships! Employer Appreciation Event 2017

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Please join us for an Internship Student Showcase and Panel Discussion at the 13th Annual Celebrate Internships! Employer Appreciation Event 2017 hosted by Milwaukee Area Technical College

A FREE networking & professional development opportunity for area employers and college internship professionals

When: Friday, May 12, 2017, 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Where: Milwaukee Area Technical College- Oak Creek Campus

A Building Auditorium, 6665 Howell Ave, Oak Creek ,WI 53154


8:00 – 8:30 a.m.      Check in & Coffee with the Colleges (includes a Continental Breakfast)

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.      Internship Showcase of Area Student Internship Projects

9:00 a.m.                 Welcome, Dr. Mark Felsheim, PhD, VP MATC – Oak Creek Campus

9:05 a.m.                  MACIC Outstanding Internships Award Presentation

9:15 – 9:45 a.m.      WI Dept. of Workforce Development – Internship Legislation and the DWD Initiative, Timothy R. Strait, PhD, Coordinator, Wisconsin Internship Initiative- Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.   Break

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Meet the Interns-Panel Discussion

11:00 a.m.             Closing Remarks- Lynda Busack, MACIC President

Register by May 5, 2017

MACIC Member Institutions: Look for an email from Dana Dorf from UW-Waukesha regarding how you can showcase your best and brightest interns at our Internship Showcase! We will be asking you to identify one or two students who could represent your institution and share their internship experience with a display table and informational materials.

Questions?  Contact Julie Walker at or 414-229-5596
or Lynda Busack at or 262-695-7806

Register NOW for the FREE MACIC December Professional Development Event sponsored by UMB Fund Services.

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A panel of experts will provide insight and experiences about Support for Non-Traditional Students.
Panelists include:

  • Colin Daly, Director of New Student Programs at UWM Student Success Center
  • Brian Feltes, Employer Relations, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Don Hill, Heartland Information Research, Inc.
  • Rod Holloway, Waukesha County Technical College Student


When: Friday, December 16, 2016

Time: 8:30 am – 11am

Where: UMB Fund Services
235 W Galena Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212-3948

Parking Information: Will be updated soon!


8:00 – 8:30 am: Coffee with the Colleges Networking and light breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 am: Panel discussion “Serving Non-Traditional Students”

10:30 – 11:00 am: Brief MACIC Business Meeting


This event is FREE for ALL, but registration is needed by December 9, 2016:

Questions?  Contact Julie Walker at or 414-229-5596
or Lynda Busack at or 262-695-7806


We hope to see you there!

The Milwaukee Area Colleges Internship Consortium (MACIC) fosters collegiality and support for professionals who work with internships in Wisconsin’s public, private and technical colleges and universities through educational forums and networking opportunities. We invite community employers to attend events and partner to build internship programs in Southeastern Wisconsin.


Recruiting and Supporting Diverse Candidates- 2016 Celebrate Internships! Employer Appreciation Event

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In response to employers and colleges desire for more professional development rather than just networking time, MACIC added a panel discussion to its annual Celebrate Internships! Employer Appreciation Event for the second time this year. MACIC members and company representatives gained ideas on how to recruit and support diverse candidates. Panelists were Luke Avissato from GE Healthcare, Anita Mogaka, a student from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Christine Roehling of Rockwell Automation, and Elizabeth Stenz of Manpower. Topics discussed included affinity groups, UWM’s Panther Foundations for Success program, GE’s Veterans Network, cultural inclusion, and more. Thank you to the panelists for your insights!



Special thank you to the sponsoring colleges and universities. This annual event could not happen without your support.

  • Alverno College
  • Carthage College
  • Kaplan University
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD)
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
  • UW-Milwaukee
  • UW-Waukesha
  • Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC)

MACIC Recognizes Companies with 2016 Outstanding Employer Internship Program Awards

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Congratulations to Oceans of Fun and Milwaukee Center for Independence who were presented with MACIC’s Outstanding Employer Internship Program Award at the annual Celebrate Internships! Employer Appreciation Event on May 13, 2016.


Sue Leister, representative from nominating institution, Alverno College, announces Oceans of Fun as the recipient of the Outstanding Employer Internship Program.

Mary Spencer and MCFI

Manadra Rainey (right), Community Relations Manager at Milwaukee Center for Independence accepting the 2016 Outstanding Employer Internship Program Award from Mary Spencer, representative from nominating institution, Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Oceans of Fun and Milwaukee Center for Independence were nominated for their dedication to interns’ development in their roles, their engagement with colleges, and their demonstration of best practices for internship programs. Congratulations to the awardees!

Join Us- The 12th Annual Celebrate Internships Employer Appreciation Event

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Please join MACIC for the 12th Annual “Celebrate Internships!” Employer Appreciation Event, including a panel discussion on Recruiting and Supporting Diverse Candidates.

Learn how area employers and interns are creating and maintaining a culture of inclusiveness at this FREE networking & professional development opportunity for area employers and college internship professionals.

Recruiting and Supporting Diverse Candidates
Friday, May 13, 2016 from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Waukesha County Technical College, ‘Q’ Building Rooms 365/369
800 Main Street, Pewaukee, WI 53072

Event Agenda:
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Check-in & Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Coffee with the Colleges (Networking Activity)
9:00 a.m. Award Presentation
9:15 a.m.- 10:45 a.m.- Recruiting and Supporting Diverse Candidates Panel Discussion

Panel Members:

Luke Avissato, Service Solutions Hub & Military Officer Leadership Program, GE Healthcare

Elizabeth (Liza) Stenz, College Relations Ambassador, ManpowerGroup

Christine Roehling,  Human Resources Manager, ETO Organization, Rockwell Automation

Anita Mogaka,  Intern, Rockwell Automation, UW-Milwaukee’s Panther Foundations for Success Internship Development Program


Register Here – Please register by May 5, 2016

We look forward to seeing you there!



You’re Invited- Internship Best Practices Employer Panel

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Please join us for the MACIC Professional Development Event on Friday, December 11, 2015! College internship staff and faculty as well as employers are invited to attend.

Internship Best Practices Employer Panel

We are excited to have Harley-Davidson Motor Company host our event that includes a panel of local employers sharing best practices for student internship experiences.

Panel members include:
• Mike Tack, University Relations Manager, Kohl’s Corporation
(MACIC 2012 Large Employer Awardee)
• Wade Krogwold, Campus & Community Recruiting Manager, Direct Supply
(MACIC 2011 Large Employer Awardee)
• Melanie Hupfer, Fund Development and PR/Marketing Coordinator, IndependenceFirst
(MACIC 2014 Nonprofit Awardee)
• Shanna Beanan, Program Manager – IGNITE at Harley-Davidson Motor Company

What: MACIC Professional Development Event “Internship Best Practices” Employer Panel Discussion
When: Friday, December 11, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Where: Harley-Davidson Motor Company Corporate Headquarters, 3700 W. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208

Please register by: Thursday, December 3, 2015. We will need to submit your names to security to get badges created ahead of time.

Register here:

8:30 am- 9 am: Coffee with the Colleges Networking with light breakfast
9:00 am- 10:30am: Panel discussion and presentation from Harley-Davidson Motor Company
10:30 am- 11:00 am- Short MACIC Business Meeting

Have a question you really want answered? Let us know! Email Lynda Busack ( or Julie Walker ( by Tuesday, November 24. We’ll work hard to have it included in the panel questions.

We look forward to having you join us!



Leadership Changes and Special Election

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Thank you to the 2014-15 Leadership Team for guiding MACIC in another great year of professional development and networking. Thank you to:

  • Jill Papke of WCTC, President
  • Jeremy Tiedt of Cardinal Stritch, President-Elect
  • Kathleen Folbrecht of UW-Waukesha, Secretary
  • Amanda Carron of UW-Waukesha, Treasurer
  • Lynda Nicely of WCTC, Professional Development Chair
  • Sue Leister of Alverno College, Awards Chair
  • Megan Anderson of Alverno College, Website Manager

Kathleen, Amanda, Sue, and Megan will continue in their role for 2015-16.

Jeremy Tiedt, current MACIC President-Elect and President for 2015-2016 has taken a position outside of Wisconsin. The Leadership Team approved the appointment of Lynda Busack to serve as President of MACIC for the 2015-2016 term. Lynda was originally elected by the MACIC Membership to serve as President-Elect for 2015-2016. Therefore, MACIC is holding a special election for President-Elect for the 2015-2016 term and we are seeking nominations. The President-Elect would then move into the President position for 2016-2017.  Please e-mail your nominations to, to MACIC Secretary-



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