Morae Global co-hosted a “lunch and learn” for student interns from Chicago State University on July 23 at the offices of World Business Chicago. The event was sponsored with WBC and the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and gathered CSU students participating in summer internships for companies in Chicago.
Morae Global Managing Director Heidi Rudolph and Senior Associates Christine Mitchell and Derricka Holloway were joined by Morae Global 2019 summer interns Adria Castro, Adriana Gonzalez and Jaylin Shelton and other Chicago-area CSU student interns and their supervisors at the event that featured presentations, interactive dialogues and keynote speaker Andrea Zopp, World Business Chicago President and CEO and CSU Board Chair.
As a public-private partnership between the city and its business community, Zopp highlighted WBC’s mission of driving inclusive economic growth and job creation, supporting businesses and promoting Chicago as a leading global city. By supporting Chicago neighborhoods and advancing the city’s technology and innovation ecosystem, WBC seeks to create opportunities for growth.
Making a special appearance was Chicago State University President Zaldwaynaka “Z” Scott, who shared plans to continue the “lunch and learn” as an annual event. Scott discussed CSU’s goal of facilitating the professional aspirations of CSU students through support from and partnership with WBC and companies in Chicago.
Morae Global’s presentation featured Mitchell and Holloway sharing tips for giving and receiving feedback in the workplace. Rudolph also shared personal examples from both sides from her experiences as a mentor and supervisor.
The final interactive workshop was led by Director of Development and Director of CSU’s Experiential Resource Center LaCael Palmer-Pratt and focused on the effectiveness and long-term benefits of active versus passive coaching techniques in the workplace.
“Morae Global has been pleased to have three terrific interns from Chicago State University this summer,” says Rudolph. “We are proud to help prepare current students for tomorrow’s workplace.”
For more information about Chicago State University’s Career Development and Experiential Resource Center, please visit https://www.csu.edu/careerdevelopment/.