Launch Internships

Launch Internships

Be a part of our first-ever workforce conference featuring keynote speaker, Mick Normington, labor marketing and  career information specialist for the Texas Workforce Commission.

This event is perfect for business owners, hiring managers, and human resources professionals who are interested in designing, implementing and/or improving internship programs for talent development.  Career services professionals, post-secondary students, and career-minded high school students will make meaningful connections at this event.


Tuesday, September 20 | 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Williamson Conference Center | 1209 IH-35, Round Rock


Program Schedule

9:00 Coffee and Connections

9:30 Breakout Sessions

11:15 Business Showcase

11:45 Lunch and Keynote Speaker


Business Leader Breakout Sessions

Topic: Designing a meaningful internship (panel discussion)

  • Jodee Myrdahl, A+ Federal Credit Union
  • Jenny Hawkins, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Seton Family of Hospitals
  • Cynthia Flores, Case Manager, Round Rock Area Serving Center

Moderated by: Bill Combes, No Time for Social

Topic: Bridging the generational divide

  • Corey Ryan, Round Rock Independent School District

Student Sessions

Topic: Getting your foot in the door (panel discussion)

  • Kevin Hodges, Google
  • Previous-intern-now-employee, Dell Technologies
  • Jeannine O’Deens, Susan G. Komen

Moderated by: Maria Crabtree, Dell Technologies

Topic: The non-linear career path

  • Dr. Tracey Armstrong, Director of Innovation, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Event Tickets

Students: $5

Career services professional: $10

Chamber investor business: $20

Future chamber investor business: $25