Nicole Wright

Nicole Wright

Director of Partner Engagement, Rewriting the Code

Nicole is on a mission to create guidance and clarity for students trying to navigate their first career and their professional life after college. Currently, Nicole serves as Director of Partner Engagement at Rewriting the Code where she helps build the personal and professional development goals of a virtual community that is home to over 25,000 women in tech. Prior to joining Rewriting the Code, Nicole was the University Recruiting Lead at Gusto where she managed the intern program and led the company's rising talent hiring strategy.

3:40 PM (PDT) - 4:25 PM (PDT)
Main Stage

RTC | It's Giving Maximum Returns: 3 Key Features Needed to Turn Interns into FTE

Whether you want it or not, every intern is an Ambassador for your company. Fortunately, if they have an amazing experience, they’ll tell their peers. Unfortunately, if they have a poor experience…. they’ll also tell their peers… and they also won’t come back. For a generation influenced by influencers, what can companies do to ensure their internship experience is positive, fulfilling, meaningful, and so rewarding that the intern not only comes back for FTE, but also recruits their friends to apply for roles with the company? Rewriting the Code has identified three high-impact features companies can leverage to maximize the internship experience leading to increased acceptance of return offers and positive representation among their GenZ peers.

RTC will present data from our 2023 intern experience survey, which included 948 respondents from 200+ universities interning at over 400 companies. This data highlights key themes for cultivating a successful internship experience. This will be an interactive presentation with breakouts, where you can share successes and challenges and create actionable strategies. Leaving this session, you’ll be equipped with data and insights you can easily implement this summer and those that will contribute to a positive employer brand and fall recruiting cycle.