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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-



2015 Outstanding Employer Internship Programs

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Two companies were presented with MACIC’s Outstanding Employer Internship Program Award at the annual Celebrate Internships! Employer Appreciation Event on May 15, 2015. MACIC recognized Society Insurance as an outstanding internship program in the large employer category and the Waukesha County Business Alliance as an outstanding internship program in the not-for-profit category.

Society Insurance
Ryan Haase (middle), Human Resources Manager and Amy Collett (right), Vice President of Human Resources for Society Insurance accepting the 2015 Outstanding Employer Internship Program Award from Jessie Pondell, representative from nominating institution, UW-Oshkosh.

Waukesha County Business Alliance
Amanda Payne (middle), Director of PR and Marketing and Becki Jump (right) of the Waukesha County Business Alliance accepting the 2015 Oustanding Employer Internship Program Award from Amanda Carron, representative from nominating institution, UW-Waukesha.

Society Insurance and the Waukesha County Business Alliance 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!



11th Annual Celebrate Internships! Employer Appreciation Event

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Please join MACIC for the 11th Annual “Celebrate Internships!” Employer Appreciation Event- this year in a new format and time!

WI Labor Law Review & Coffee with the Colleges
May 15, 2015 from 8:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
UW-Waukesha- Commons Center, Room 101

Event Agenda:
8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m. – Coffee with the Colleges (Hot Breakfast will be served!!)
9:15 a.m.-9:P30 a.m.- Message from MACIC President and Annual Employer Award Presentation
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.- Feature Presentation from Jim Chiolino, WI Department of Workforce Development

Coffee with the Colleges- An extended networking opportunity for employers and individuals from member institutions to network and talk all thing internships! For the May event, an enhanced Coffee with the Colleges will be offered to include hot breakfast.You don’t want to miss this!

Jim Chiolino from the Wage and Hours Division of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development will be presenting the latest updates on the State of WI Labor Laws on such topics as:

  • Fair Employment
  • FMLA
  • Labor Standards
  • Fair Wages
  • Time for Q & A will be provided

Eventbrite - 11th Annual Celebrate Internships! Employer Appreciation Event
Please RSVP by Friday, May 8, 2015

Questions? E-mail

“Celebrate Internships!” is an excellent opportunity for employers and college/university representatives to network in the name of internships. We look forward to seeing you there!


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