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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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