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Students benefit from new book by Messiah College Internship Center director which helps them develop professional skills for the workplace

July 20th, 2011

GRANTHAM, Pa. (July 20, 2011) — For 20 years, Mike True, director of Messiah College’s Internship Center, has built an internationally-recognized internship program while helping Messiah students connect with businesses, organizations and government agencies. Now interns from all across the country can benefit from True’s expertise thanks to his new field guide, “InternQube: Professional Skills for the Workplace.”

Employers across the country have indicated students need to cultivate the so-called soft skills. This new tool, written in a nuts-and-bolts, executive summary style, highlights the core competencies they need to succeed. It provides an overview of skills—everything from networking to phone and email etiquette to ethical behavior—that are important for students to develop in order to have successful internship and work experiences.

The book is $11.95 and can be ordered at INTRUEITION.com.

About Mike True
True has been in the Messiah College Internship Center for 20 years. In 1995, he began Internship-Net, an internet listserv now serving more than 800 internship colleagues throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For employers, he compiled a free booklet entitled, “Starting and Maintaining A Quality Internship Program” which is currently being used by hundreds of colleges, universities, employers and chambers of commerce across the United States and internationally. In 2010, for students participating in internship and co-op experiences, he created a resource-filled, online textbook—InternQube.com.

True and his three-person Internship Center staff at Messiah College assist about 250 students a year, 175 of whom participate in a credit-bearing internship related to their major. Since 2001 over 425 institutions have used the materials of, and/or modeled their program after, Messiah’s.

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