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The Summer Series for Interns & Co-Ops is a hand-crafted program designed exclusively for Fond du Lac area businesses and their college interns and co-op students. Our goal is to assist in your recruitment and retention strategies while promoting the greater Fond du Lac area.

The program provides professional development, leadership and life skills, and information on living, working and playing in Fond du Lac as a young professional. By offering unique and relevant content at each event, this program provides a platform for further community exposure and enhances your talent recruitment efforts.

This Series is made up of a total of five events, spanning June – July in 2022. We anticipate over 100 students will participate!

Most events will start at 2:30 p.m. and conclude by 5:00 p.m.; all events are being held on a Thursday. Refreshments and materials provided at each event. The two exceptions to the stated timeframe structure are the Dock Spiders baseball game and the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac Amazing Race, both of which occur outside of business hours.

Event Dates, Times & Venues

  • June 9
    • Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Venue: Whispering Springs Golf Course
    • Keynote Speaker: James Robilotta
  • June 16
    • Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Venue: Thelma Sadoff Center for The Arts
    • Topic: More details coming soon 
  • June 30
    • Time: 6:00 p.m.
    • Venue: Dock Spiders baseball game
    • Topic: A fun night out at the ball park
  • July 7
    • Time: 5:00 p.m.
    • Venue: Downtown Fond du Lac
    • Topic: Young Professionals of Fond du Lac Amazing Race
  • July 14
    • Time: 2:30 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Venue: Thelma Sadoff Center for The Arts
    • Topic: More details coming soon

Event Topic Examples Include:

  • Nationally recognized Keynote Speaker: James Robilotta
  • Networking with the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac
  • Panel discussion with our area’s top executives & leaders
  • Discussion with recent interns that have been hired; sharing their path to employment, advice for starting a successful career and more
  • Participation in the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac Amazing Race
  • A night out at the ballpark for a Dock Spiders baseball game

Registration Fee & Process:

The registration fee is $130 per intern/co-op, this secures their participation in the entire Summer Series for Interns & Co-Ops (5 events total).

Business representatives will register their interns/co-ops. It is recommended that you determine your exact headcount for the series and then complete one ‘bulk’ registration.

Registration is required by May 2, 2022. Click here to register your interns and co-ops.

As we did for the 2021 program, we plan to host all of our events in-person for the upcoming 2022 program. We will follow health and safety guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and Fond du Lac County Health Department. If you have interns/co-ops that prefer to attend virtually, please let us know in advance and we will do our best to accommodate.

Valuable Advice: A best practice identified by participating businesses in 2021 was to present this as a paid opportunity to their interns and co-ops. This, in addition to having the registration fee paid and a flexible work schedule, enabled their students’ participation in the entire series. Many businesses informed their interns and co-ops of the program during onboarding, making it an expectation that they attend the entire series.

For more information, please contact Lisa McArthur or Bernadette Ericksen at Envision Greater Fond du Lac at [email protected] or [email protected], or by calling (920) 921-9500. Thank you!

Past business participants include:

  • BCI Burke Company
  • Commonwealth Construction Corporation
  • FIVES Giddings & Lewis
  • Grande Cheese Company
  • Hometown Bank
  • J.F. Ahern Co.
  • Mercury Marine
  • Michels Corporation
  • National Exchange Bank & Trust
  • Radio Plus
  • Society Insurance
  • WDS Construction, Inc.

What do business participants have to say about the Summer Series for Interns & Co-Ops?

 “The Summer Series for Interns was not only a beneficial program to engage our interns in offerings that the Fond du Lac community can provide; but it was also fun! The students really enjoyed going to the different programs, seeing different venues in the city, and connecting with other interns from neighboring businesses that were in Fond du Lac for the summer. We highly recommend including this in your businesses summer intern programming.”  –  HR Manager at Grande

“The Envision Greater Fond du Lac team provides a tremendous and valuable resource to connecting interns and employers throughout the community. The social and networking opportunities are excellent!”  –  HR Coordinator at Society Insurance

What do the Intern & Co-Op participants think?

 “A very well put on event. I’ve been to many young adult leadership type events and I usually dread them. This event changed my perspective. Awesome job!” –  Mercury Marine Co-op

“The panel was relatable, interesting and provided amazing insight. I made sure to take notes as a lot of what they said can help me find a job.” – National Exchange Bank & Trust Intern

“The opportunities to have conversations with peers and YPF members was insightful for considering my path as a young professional. I also thought the Non-Profit Panel was very informative and it directly applied to all of us in our professional career.” – Grande Intern

“Great event to meet people within our companies and around the community.” – Michels Corporation Intern