MACIC Accomplishments: 2000 to Today
- This was the inaugural year for MACIC to operate as a more structured organization.
- Ownership of the MACIC website was transferred from Jobbing to the MACIC organization. The website was subsequently redone and updated to reflect the current status of the organization. A listserv for the organization was simultaneously created.
- Juli Pickering from UW-Milwaukee and Lisa Ramirez from Alverno, both members of MACIC, were presenters at the Milwaukee 7 Water Council’s internship event on March 23, 2010. They shared information with employers on how to create, manage, and promote quality internships.
- Two professional development activities were held this year. One was a workshop called “The Knowledge Cafe,” which gave members an opportunity to share their thoughts and expertise. The second was a viewing of the webinar “Landing the Right Nonprofit Internship” from InternBridge’s Career Services Online Conference: Operation Social Impact.
- The 6th Annual “Celebrate Internships: Employer Appreciation Event” was held on June 23 at the Manpower Offices in Milwaukee. 99 individuals registered to attend the event, plus there were a number of walk-in attendees. We learned more about the Milwaukee 7 Water Council’s Water Boundaries Project from Mary Sue Handel of AO Smith. The project’s aim is to build a talent base for freshwater industries in the Milwaukee area. Internships and internship professionals play an important role in helping the industry achieve its goals.
- MACIC as an entity celebrated its 10th anniversary. Paula McGinnis, founder of MACIC, was recognized and spoke at the Celebrate Internships social. Sue Leister of Alverno, steadfast leader of MACIC for many years, was also recognized.
- After the previous year’s discussions about the future of MACIC, three preliminary committees were formed: Professional Development, Social, and Management. The Management Committee was charged with developing a proposal for the working structure of the organization and how the organization should manage itself.
- The newly formed Professional Development Committee held its first event on March 19, 2009: “Helping Students Access Federal Jobs & Internships.” Thanks to the generous support of the Partnership for Public Service Annenberg Speakers Bureau, Leni Uddyback-Fortson, Regional Director of Public Affairs for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Philadelphia Region, presented information about the growth and type of federal internships and full-time job opportunities available to college students and graduates.
- On May 20, 2009, MACIC’s new Organizational Designed, proposed by the Management Committee, was approved. Election of MACIC’s first Leadership Team was held in early June.
- Now in its fifth year, “Celebrate Internships!: Employer Appreciation Event 2009″ was held at the Sclitz Audubon Nature Center on June 17. The newly elected MACIC Leadership Team was introduced at the social – President Jean Frederick (Carthage College), President-Elect/Treasurer Tom Kipp (Cardinal Stritch University), and Secretary Lisa Ramirez (Alverno College).
- In March 2008, the MACIC membership discussed the future direction of the organization. It was decided that the group take a look at the organization, its purpose, and who it serves. A survey was developed and sent to MACIC members. After considering the survey results and discussing the organization’s structure and future form, it was decided that two subcommittees be created: one to look at MACIC’s purpose, mission, memebership parameters, branding, etc. and one to plan a professional development session for the fall 2008.
- “Celebrate Internships!: Employer Appreciation Event 2008,” MACIC’s 4th annual social, was held at the Sprecher Brewing Company on June 11, 2008.
- The 3rd Annual Celebrate Internships Event was held on June 13, 2007 at Stein Hall at Miller Brewery. More than 77 guests were in attendance, representing 23 businesses/organizations and 18 Wisconsin colleges and universities.
- On June 14, 2006, the 2nd Annual Employer Appreciation Event was held at the Eisner Museum of Art & Design. This event was planned by MACIC and sponsored by MACIC schools, as well as eight other Wisconsin schools. 68 guests attended and 42 employers were represented. The event provided a great networking opportunity for everyone.
- MACIC planned and held its first Annual Employer Appreciation Event in June 2005 at the Milwaukee Historical Society. This event was attended by public and private colleges as well as many businesses and organizations from the Southeast Wisconsin area.
- MACIC worked on an Employer’s Handbook, “Establishing & Maintaining a Quality Internship Program.”
- Brian Weis, founder of WisconsinJobs.com, supported MACIC by offering free internship postings on the job board to all companies. He also created www.milwaukeeinternships.com, a website that described MACIC and its member schools.
- MACIC, in collaboration with the MMAC, published an Internship Directory.
- MACIC is established.