Dr. Robert Shindell

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ABOUT DR. ROBERT SHINDELL

Dr. Robert Shindell is the President and CEO of Intern Bridge, the nation’s premier experiential education research and firm, and is nationally recognized for helping employers and educational institutions build, maintain, sustain and grow internship and other forms of experiential education programs and initiatives.   He is one of the most sought-after consultants, speakers and thought leaders in the country on internships and experiential learning, entry-talent acquisition, workforce development and career services effectiveness.

Over the last 23 years, Dr. Robert Shindell has served as an experiential education thought leader and practitioner, as well as a senior administrator in both public and private institutions of higher education.  Through his highly acclaimed Total Internship Management Workshop, Dr. Shindell has trained thousands of employers to build and sustain meaningful internship programs across the country.  He has also worked with hundreds of colleges and universities in the workforce development area, as well as developing comprehensive strategic initiatives, supporting plan implementation, and building successful teams.

Dr. Shindell also serves as a member of the Distinguished Scientists Advisory Board for the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to maximizing The United States Department of Energy’s strategic objectives. In addition to expanding ORISE thought leadership, the DSAB works closely with ORISE leadership, technical experts and liaisons to ensure that strategic milestones related to ORISE activities are met.

Dr. Shindell earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Texas Tech University, a master’s degree in training and development from Midwestern State University, and a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Toledo.  Dr. Shindell is also an adjunct faculty member in the College of Business and Communications at Concordia University of Texas.

Dr. Shindell is originally from Lancaster County Pennsylvania, but currently resides in Austin, Texas with his wife of 14 years, Christy.  Robert and Christy have two amazing kids, Jack (9) and Charley (5). When not working, Dr. Shindell is active in his children’s school and sports activities as well as serving on various volunteer boards for the Leander (TX) Independent School District.

Specialties

  • Strategic/Mission Planning

  • Leadership Development

  • Marketing & Advertising

  • Employer Recruitment

  • Business Development

  • Seminar Facilitation

  • Client Relationship Management

  • Project/Program Management

  • Corporate Culture Change

  • Management Training/Development

  • Public Speaking

  • Instructional Design

  • Recruitment & Retention

My Work

Intern Bridge

President & CEO of the nation’s premier experiential education research & consulting firm.

Total Internship Management

Total Internship Management: The Employers Guide to the Ultimate Internship Program

Total Internship Management: The Employers Guide to the Ultimate Internship Program , 3rd Edition

Total Internship Management: The Employer’s Guide to Building and Sustaining the Ultimate Internship Program is an incredible resource that is sure to impact your organization’s talent acquisition activities. Whether your organization currently hosts just one intern, or one hundred; or if your organization is considering hosting interns – this guide is for you.
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Total Internship Management, Supervisors Handbook

Total Internship Management, Supervisors Handbook - NEW EDITION

Your organization has decided to take on interns – what will you, as a potential supervisor, do with them?

If your answer to this question involves making coffee and taking lunch orders, you’ll be sure to find yourself with unhappy interns, a frustrated staff, and a program that fails to take advantage of the full potential your student-workers can offer. Let’s face it – recruiting has changed, and “top talent” starts out in the top internship programs.

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Distinguished Scientists Advisory Board

Distinguished Scientists Advisory Board

The ORISE Distinguished Scientists Advisory Board (DSAB) is an external panel of recognized experts in scientific and technical disciplines that validates the ORISE vision is maximizing DOE’s strategic objectives. In addition to expanding ORISE thought leadership, the DSAB works closely with ORISE leadership, technical experts and liaisons to ensure that strategic milestones related to ORISE activities are met.

The Leadership Challenge

The Leadership Challenge

Leadership is not about personality; it’s about behavior—an observable set of skills and abilities. And when we first set out to discover what great leaders actually do when they are at their personal best, we collected thousands of stories from ordinary people—the experiences they recalled when asked to think of a peak leadership experience.  When leaders are at their personal best there are five core practices common to all: they Model the Way, Inspire a Shared Vision, Challenge the Process, Enable Others to Act, and last but certainly not least, they Encourage the Heart.

Advisory Cloud

Advisory Cloud

As a CEO or Senior Executive, every decision you make has implications for both your company and your career. Getting regular independent advice from executives who have been there before can make all the difference in reaching your goals. AdvisoryCloud gives you the ability to meet quarterly with a group of advisors, and the flexibility to change advisors at any time.

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