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Interested in Records Management?

I've been getting a handful of requests from students about how to find internships in Records Management. Here's the response that I provided to a student who recently requested advice. If you would like more specific advice, make an appointment to see me... Kelly

A good resource for getting a start on this would be to look at the past internship listings at http://si.umich.edu/careers/internships.htm The students, off the top of my head, that did RM internships are David Zande and Jon Ponder. You could either contact those (former) students or the organizations where they did their internships to inquire if they would be interested in another RM student intern next term.

You can also use iTrack to search for RM contacts...
Once you login, go to Employers and do a key word search for "records" (or other relevant keywords). You'll get a list of organizations that have either contacts or functions related to records management.

You can also look at past RM internships that have been posted to iTrack under the Jobs-->iTrack Jobs-->Archived Employer Contacts and Jobs/Internship Tab.

You should also consider attending the ARMA Meeting on December 17th (invitation below). Past SI students have had good luck with attending this to network with people in the area to find internships.

Lastly, you can always cold-call UM departments and/or local firms to ask if they are interested in having a RM intern. The UM departments that are good to start with are Human Resources, Audits, Legal, Accounting -- and likewise, local organizations that are involved in RM are most likely going to be in the following industries: accounting, HR, legal, energy, and government. You can also contact the Bentley Historical library to inquire about university records related internships.

From: Henderson, Brenton
Date: Tue, Nov 18, 2008 at 10:46 AM
Subject: December 17th ARMA Detroit Meeting Notice!

Good morning. On behalf of the ARMA Detroit Chapter Programs Committee, I would like to invite you to the December 17th Chapter Meeting.

Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Time: 7:30 am - 9:30am

Location: Detroit Zoo, Wildlife Interpretive Gallery 8450 W 10 Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067

Speaker: Patrick Cunningham
Topic Description: "Taking a Leadership Role When IT and RM Intersect"

Many records managers are faced with the challenge of assuming a greater leadership role in their organization. As technological issues increasingly determine how information is managed, records managers must often develop expertise outside their areas of training in order to participate in management level discussions. Speaking authoritatively about the technological needs of RIM staff is a prerequisite for participating in larger discussions about which direction an organization should take to best meet its mission-critical objectives. Successful collaboration with IT requires records managers to understand the fundamentals of computer terminology and to express RIM objectives in a language understood by IT staff. Mastering these skills will lead to better collaboration with IT and will help records managers gain the institutional respect that they deserve.

About the Speaker: PATRICK J. CUNNINGHAM, CRM is Director, Information Management, Collection & Preservation with Motorola, Inc. in Schaumburg, IL. Pat leads Motorola's Information Management, Collection and Preservation team whose responsibilities include global records management, IT data privacy, and litigation and investigation support. The team includes two Certified Records Managers, a Certified Information Privacy Professional, and two Certified Information Systems Security Professionals Pat's 20+ years in records and information management have presented him with many diverse experiences. Previously, he was Records Management trategist for Hewitt Associates. He has worked as a Web-enabled Information Technologies consultant with Whittman-Hart in Chicago and as Records Manager for Household International. He has also worked for the Archdiocese of Chicago and the Illinois State Archives as a records manager. Pat is a frequent speaker on topics in Information and Records Management. His more than 100 presentations over the past 15 years have covered a variety of topics on the Internet, Records Management, and technology. He has spoken numerous times at the ARMA International Conference, at local and regional seminars, and has participated as a panelist for several legal forums.

Cost includes: Breakfast Buffet: $35 ARMA Members; $49 Non-ARMA Members; $17.50 Designated Retirees/Students, Walk-ins will be charged an additional $5 fee.

For additional details and to register, log on to http://www.armadetroit.org/.
Please register by December 10th, 2008 to help us provide our caterer an accurate headcount.

We hope to see you there!

Brenton Henderson
Programs Vice President
ARMA Detroit Chapter
248-486-2150 Office
248-417-4832 Cell
248-486-2168 Fax

Posted by kkowatch at November 20, 2008 03:30 PM


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