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Submit IMPACT Awards Nominations by October 31

2018-10-24T14:39:27+00:00October 25th, 2018|

Time is running out to honor the achievements of interns, employers, supervisors and career development professionals by nominating them for the IMPACT Awards.

The deadline is less than a week away! Nominations must be submitted by  5 p.m. (EST) on October 31, 2018.

The winners in the categories of Intern of the Year, Employer of the Year, Internship Supervisor of the Year (NEW!) and Career Development Professional of the Year will be announced at the 13th IMPACT Awards luncheon on February 26, 2019. You can’t win if you don’t nominate! Take a few minutes to recognize dedication to internship programs by submitting a nomination.

Four categories are open for nominations. Details below:

Intern of the Year

Internship supervisors and university career development professionals may nominate interns whom they feel warrant recognition for their performance during their internship. (Please include metrics where available)

  1. Describe the intern’s contribution to the business’ overall performance. Please explain how the intern made a positive impact through his/her project work and work ethic.
  2. Describe how the intern demonstrated leadership during the course of the internship and how he or she built meaningful relationships with other employees, other organizations and clients/customers.
  3. Describe how the intern exhibited professionalism in the workplace through communication, team work, time management, problem solving and initiative.
  4. Please include any additional information you would like to share about the nominee.

Career Development Professional of the Year

Interns, employers and academic colleagues may nominate individuals for Career Development Professional of the Year. This individual must be a full-time employee of an Indiana academic institution. (Please include metrics where available)

  1. Explain this professional’s assistance to employers with the creation or enhancement of internship programs and connections with industry to make these opportunities available for students.
  2. Describe this professional’s stand-out qualities in communication with students and employers.
  3. Describe this professional’s strength as a true student advocate and coach on internship professionalism and career development.
  4. Please include any additional information you would like to share about the nominee.

Employer of the Year

Interns, employees of the organization and university career development professionals who work directly with the employer, may nominate an organization for Employer of the Year. This award recognizes organizations that have created a quality internship program. Organization must be located in Indiana. (Please include metrics where available)

  1. Describe this employer’s innovative approach to an internship program.
  2. Describe this employer’s formation of meaningful project work and goals for interns.
  3. Describe how this employer provides their intern(s) with ways to grow professionally (professional mentors, networking opportunities, etc.).
  4. Please include any additional information you would like to share about the nominee.

Intern Supervisor of the Year

Interns, career development professionals or employee colleagues may nominate internship supervisors (including managers and mentors) who work directly with interns whom they feel warrant recognition for their performance on the job. Where possible, list strengths of the nominee, this could include leadership skills, professionalism and mentorship. This individual must be a full-time employee of an organization located in Indiana. (Please include metrics where available)

  1. Describe how the nominee has gone above and beyond the standard work expectations as a supervisor.
  2. Describe the impact the nominee has had on your internship and your skill development. Or describe the opportunities the nominee has provided to the interns they supervise.
  3. Describe the qualities of the nominee that sets him/her apart from other internship supervisors.
  4. Please include any additional information you would like to share about the nominee.

Have a question about the nomination process or awards luncheon? Check out the answers to some frequently asked questions about the IMPACT Awards. Contact INTERNnet@indianachamber.com if you have additional inquiries.