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Dumont Owen


ClevelandIntern.net
Dumont Gerken Owen, Ph.D.
Program Director
ClevelandIntern.net

Quick - Name the largest industries in Northeast Ohio. Medical, Financial, Legal, Manufacturing, etc. If you missed Higher Education, you are not alone.

With 25 colleges and universities on 32 campuses in Northeast Ohio and an annual budget of $2.2 billion, higher education is a major industry.

ClevelandIntern.net has posted over 6,000 internships since their 2003 launch and Project Director Dumont Owen has seen numerous businesses grow and prosper because of these interns. Interns must be working out because in 2005 employees hired 53% of their interns as full-timers.

There are other resources for students (such as College360) and businesses (such as The Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education available.

In this interview, Dumont tells us the impact of higher ed, the opportunities available to businesses and explains the available resources.


June 27, 2006 Interview

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