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IDEATE with Design Thinking

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Transcript of IDEATE with Design Thinking

IDEATE
With Design Thinking
Michael Cohen @TheTechRabbi #DTActionLab
How Many
Ideas

Can You
Create
?
(
IDE
)a + Cre(
ATE
)
IDEATE:
Student to Work Transition
1. Mentoring Program for Pre & Post Graduates
2. Social Network for Schools & Working Professionals
3. Giving Back Program for Company's to offer schools
4. Networking event parties at companies for students
5. Twitter PLN for students and professionals
6. Student job interview projects
7. Portfolio review and critique (for art students)
8. Residency program for recent graduates that connects them to wider network of artists, gallerists, curators (for art students) and requires participants to produce a show of their work. This could equate to an internship or post doc program for other fields. Duration up to 1 year.
9. Workshops in entrepreneurship and how to build your own start-up
10. Grant writing and fundraising workshops (particularly for artists, entrepreneurs, researchers)

11. Job search workshop -- how to effectively research and find positions right for you
12. Internet services that connect you directly to potential employers based on skill set,
area of focus, etc (similar to #2; perhaps this is a feature of the network)
13. Fully funded year abroad working in a professional agency or company in your area of focus
14. Resume review and support from working professionals
15. Lectures given by industry leaders and working professionals
16. Shadowing a working professional internship
17. Collaborative student groups that work together to design and pitch start-up ideas in a competition. Winners are granted seed money and professional development for one year.
18. Projects involving going through the entire hiring process: research, preparation, interview, follow up, and official hire.
19. Internet sources for preparation and inspiration, Twitter, TED Talks, Articles from relevant industry blogs, websites, and magazines.
20. Peer review of thesis projects and professional development materials

21. Alumni database for current students to reach out to graduates who have successfully found work in their field.
22. Counselor support for students that cannot cope with the stress of finding employment after school
23. Biannual/Annual alumni meet ups for networking and professional development workshops
24. Degree requirement of professional experience via internship or summer job placement with additional mentor review and student reflection based on a rubric of professional skill building and personal development
25. 1 week flash intern jobs

26. Student competition, winning intern receives 1 yr contract, salary, with benefits
27. Buddy system where professional is paired up with student for 4 years of college
28. College req. courses that train students taught by industry professionals
29. Q&A sessions with industry professionals
30. Coffee
31. Dieting and Exercise programs to help cope with stress and depression
32. Job Squads
33. Incentive program for students to get jobs
34. Mock reality show which records the journey of students find jobs
35. Training on effective ways to use current Job websites
36. Mandatory Linked In profile
37. College courses on how to utilize social media to gain employment



1. Mentoring Program for Pre & Post Graduates
2. Social Network for Schools & Working Professionals
3. Giving Back Program for Company's to offer schools
4. Networking event parties at companies for students
5. Twitter PLN for students and professionals

38. Think Tank program
39. Help a fellow student find a job
40. Documenting your journey to help others in your position
41. File for unemployment
42. Preparing students to settle for the “un-perfect” job to start
43. Classes on Start Ups and Entrepreneurship
44. Read books on innovation
45. Taking a break once a week from all work
46. Eating healthy
47. Google's 20% time
48. Ideate a solution to their job woes
49. Public Job & Idea board
50. Team building classes to boost confidence
51. Frequent Late nights working
IDEATE - 50 Ideas and counting

1. Mentoring Program for Pre & Post Graduates
2. Social Network for Schools & Working Professionals
3. Giving Back Program for Company's to offer schools
4. Networking event parties at companies for students
5. Twitter PLN for students and professionals
6. Student job interview projects
7. Portfolio review and critique (for art students)
8. Residency program for recent graduates that connects them to wider network of artists, gallerists, curators (for art student
ts) and requires participants to produce a show of their work. This could equate to an internship or post doc program for other fields. Duration up to 1 year.
9. Workshops in entrepreneurship and how to build your own start-up
10. Grant writing and fundraising workshops (particularly for artists, entrepreneurs, researchers)
11. Job search workshop -- how to effectively research and find positions right for you
12. Internet services that connect you directly to potential employers based on skill set, area of focus, etc (similar to #2; perhaps this is a feature of the network)
13. Fully funded year abroad working in a professional agency or company in your area of focus
14. Resume review and support from working professionals
15. Lectures given by industry leaders and working professionals
16. Shadowing a working professional internship
17. Collaborative student groups that work together to design and pitch start-up ideas in a competition. Winners are granted see
money and professional development for one year.
18. Projects involving going through the entire hiring process: research, preparation, interview, follow up, and official hire.
19. Internet sources for preparation and inspiration, Twitter, TED Talks, Articles from relevant industry blogs, websites, and magazines.
20. Peer review of thesis projects and professional development materials
21. Alumni database for current students to reach out to graduates who have successfully found work in their field.
22. Counselor support for students that cannot cope with the stress of finding employment after schoo
23. Biannual/Annual alumni meetups for networking and professional development workshops
24. Degree requirement of professional experience via internship or summer job placement with additional mentor review and student
reflection based on a rubric of professional skill building and personal development
25. 1 week flash intern jobs
26. Student competition, winning intern receives 1 yr contract, salary, with benefits
27. Buddy system where professional is paired up with student for 4 years of college
28. College req. courses that train students taught by industry professionals
29. Q&A sessions with industry professionals
30. Coffee
31. Dieting and Exercise programs to help cope with stress and depression
32. Job Squads
33. Incentive program for students to get jobs
34. Mock reality show which records the journey of students find jobs
35. Training on effective ways to use current Job websites
36. Mandatory Linked In profile
37. College courses on how to utilize social media to gain employment
38. Think Tank program
39. Help a fellow student find a job
40. Documenting your journey to help others in your position
41. File for unemployment
42. Preparing students to settle for the “un-perfect” job to start
43. Classes on Start Ups and Entrepreneurship
44. Read books on innovation
45. Taking a break once a week from all work
46. Eating healthy
47. Google’s 20% time
48. Ideate a solution to their job woes
49. Public Job & Idea board
50. Team building projects to boost confidence
51. Frequent Late nights working

Top
3

1. Most Practical

Creating partnership program between
college and companies to support recent graduates.
2. Most Disruptive

Fully funded year abroad working in industry of choice to give global outlook, job skills, and confidence.
3. Favorite Idea

Job Squads, is a think tank of students who network and work with current students, recent grads, and companies to secure jobs for students.
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