mINiTERN At-A-Glance

The mINiTERN Program is a partnership between companies and Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) that provides students with real-world business and problem solving skills. Each semester, teams of DCCCD students propose solutions to challenges facing their partner company and present recommendations to the company.

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The Model

 

Program Setup

  • Recruitment
  • Interviews
  • Participant Selection
  • Project Question Selection
 

Orientation

  • Industry & Student Introduction
  • Company Background
  • Best Practices & Process Overview
  • Project Launch
 

Project Core

  • Weekly Meetings
  • Project Research
  • Develop Presentation Skills
 

Recommendation

  • Present Solution to Company
  • Open Questions & Discussion
 

Responsibilities

Company

  • Identify Project
  • Mentor Students
  • Weekly Meeting (1 Hour)
  • Host Kickoff, Presentation Skills & Recommendation Meetings

Student Participant

  • Conduct Research
  • Work as a Team
  • Act as Communication Liaison
  • Attend Weekly SME Meetings
  • Form Recommendations
  • Deliver Presentation

Team Advisor

  • Act as Liaison Between Company & Students
  • Motivate & Mentor Students
  • Help Students Develop Professional Skills

Benefits

Company

  • Identify Potential Interns & Employees
  • Find “Out of the Box” Ideas for Company/Industry Challenges
  • Community Engagement
  • Employee Development

Student Participation

  • Real World Experience
  • Professional Networking Opportunities
  • Application of Academic Studies
  • Build Resume Experience
  • Personal Development
  • Leadership Opportunities

Team Advisor

  • Professional Networking
  • Develop Strong Student Relationships
  • Guide Students Toward Their Career Goals
 

  Participant Feedback

 

“I had the opportunity to work, communicate, and make recommendations to professionals in the field and that experience goes beyond what any textbook can teach you” –Student Participant

 

“ School will educate me about many aspects of my career, but the internship experience gave me memorable insight about the upcoming professional world.” –Student Participant

 

“What a great win-win opportunity. With little time on our part, we got to meet some young talented and bright individuals and provide them with a real-life experience. And we got some great recommendations for every project.” - Industry Associate

 

Previous Student Disciplines

Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Biochemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Civil Engineering

Science

  • Biology
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Environmental Science

Business

  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Economics
  • Marketing
 

Skills Developed

  • Critical Thinking
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Research & Development
  • Interpersonal
  • Project Planning
  • Public Speaking
  • Collaboration

Benefits

  • Internships
  • Employee Pipeline
  • Fresh Perspectives
  • Generational Interactions
  • New Technologies
  • Community Centric
 

Contact Us

Jason Treadway
Director
Strategic Initiatives