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Supervisors Give High Ratings to IU Interns

All of Immaculata's Business and Accounting majors are required to completed one or more internships as part of their program. About 80 percent of our student interns were paid for their internships. According to the 2016 Employer Satisfaction Survey:

  • 100 percent of employers said they would hire their intern again, indicating a high level of satisfaction with IU's interns.
  • Employers rated students very well (4.55 out of 5 on average) in their overall preparation for the internship.
  • Employers gave students high ratings for professional demeanor (4.7 out of 5 on average).
  • Employers said students had leadership skills (4.27 out of 5 on average).

Enactus Competition

Immaculata's Enactus team was selected as champions in their league at the 2017 Regional Competition in Washington, D.C. The team spent 3,455 hours contributing their business skills in the following ways to support a variety of non-profit organizations:

Humankind Water

  • Raised awareness of Humankind Water's mission to address the global clean water crisis by selling bottled water and giving the proceeds to fund drinking water projects around the world
  • Raised $2,000 and promoted sales of Humankind Water's bottled water at Immaculata and at Turkey Hill Minit Markets
  • Developed a social media communications and marketing plan
  • Proposed a "Walk for Water" fundraising event and developed website content

Emilia Wojtyla Women's Shelter in Bolivia

  • Raised $5,625 through donations and sales of crafts made by Bolivian women who are victims of domestic violence
  • Raised awareness, through sales events and through social media, of the shelter's support for Bolivian women and children
  • Launched a U.S.-based non-profit that qualified as a 501(c)(3) corporation
  • Developed and tested a sponsorship program to encourage ongoing donations
  • Launched website and increased social media following
  • Helped the shelter obtain a stable rental facility and staff

Kiddos Kare

  • Sold T-shirts and raised $500
  • Donated supplies to 85 at-risk students at General George Meade Elementary School
  • Mentored eighth graders
  • Built awareness of high poverty and academic challenges in the Philadelphia school district.

The Weekly Fight

  • Raised awareness about veterans and members of the military who suffer from PTSD and suicidality
  • Launched "The Weekly Fight" on Facebook Live
  • Expanded strategic partnerships with CrossFit gyms and developed partnership standards

Internal Auditing Competition

A team of five IU students—Stephen Smith, Kevin Winans, Kaitlin O'Reilly, Thomas Sagendorf, and Donald Schiffer—earned second place at the 2017 Student Case Competition hosted by the Philadelphia Chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors.

The institute holds an annual case study competition for local college students. This year's case study featured a rapidly growing pre-IPO bank with aggressive sales targets, tough corporate culture and high turnover. Teams were challenged with identifying red flags, risks and controls in the case study, as well as potential fraud. The students were tough competition for each other and the judges were impressed by their presentation skills and thorough review of the case study questions. The judges selected three winning teams who all won cash prizes.

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