Sue Harnett

Sue Harnett

Founder & CEO, Rewriting the Code

Sue is a proven company founder, entrepreneur, and healthcare leader. Before Rewriting the Code, Sue launched, developed, and successfully sold a novel e-commerce and technology business in the collegiate and professional sports industry. Sue also created the strategic vision and operational infrastructure for a multi-specialty physician organization within Duke University Health System, a nationally acclaimed academic health system. She is an expert at recognizing the viability of business opportunities, testing the market to refine the proposed model, and executing the go-to-market strategy. She brings a strong ability to create passionate teams, establish focused and positive work cultures and lead disruptive business models to bring innovative change. Sue hopes to positively impact the young college women of Rewriting the Code by supporting the students with the necessary skills, confidence, and applied work opportunities to develop the next generation of technology leaders.

Sue received her Masters in Healthcare Administration from Duke University in 1992 and an AB in Economics from Duke University in 1990. Sue earned a full scholarship to Duke, receiving All-America honors before playing professional basketball in Kortrijk, Belgium.

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.