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2nd Annual Silicon Valley Internship Summit

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PST)

2nd Annual Silicon Valley Internship Summit

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2nd Annual Silicon Valley


Bringing Employers, Faculty and Internship Program Managers Together



8:30 AM

9:00 AM


Dr. Linda Thor, Chancellor, Foothil-De Anza - C.C.D.

9:15 AM


Karen Ashley

Vice President, Product Operations

Supply Chain Operations, Cisco

Karen Ashley is Vice President, Product Operations for Cisco's Supply Chain. In this role, she is responsible for new product introduction and product lifecycle management across Cisco's Service Provider Routing and Mobility solutions as well as the supply chain engagement for Software and Services. In this role, Karen primarily interfaces with the engineering design, services, supply chain and manufacturing organizations to improve quality, cost and delivery throughout the product lifecycle. In addition, her team drives the key processes and performance measures critical to improve design for manufacture, value engineering and the supply chain.

In her previous role, as Vice President, Global Business Operations, she was responsible for Supply Chain Security, Risk Management, Sustainability, Acquisition Integration, Strategy, Metrics, and Portfolio Management. She also leads the Six Sigma Program for Supply Chain. Karen was a founder and is the sponsor of the Supply Chain Organization’s Women’s Affinity Group, iWise.

Joining Cisco in June 2000, Karen has held various leadership positions in the supply chain. Karen was the Director of Supplier Quality and Technology where she was involved with the contract manufacturers, component suppliers and OEM/ODM/JDM suppliers on improving quality and reliability of Cisco products and establishing an active Supplier Quality Council. She also established and led the first Global Supply Management team for optical components at Cisco.

Prior to Cisco, Karen held various management and engineering positions at Lucent Technologies and AT&T.

Karen has a MS degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and a BS degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


Morning Workshops

10:00 AM



Starting and Growing an Internship Program

Facilitated by Khashayar "Cash" Alaee, City of Palo Alto & Silicon Valley Local Government Regional Internship Program

Successful Internship Programs can provide immediate benefit to the organization and have a lasting impact on the student. Learn from industry experts the best practices to start and grow successful Internship Programs.

Developing Partnerships that Matter

Facilitated by Scott Gullick, Associate Director of Corporate Engagement & Alumni Success, Year Up

Learn and share best practices for developing partnerships for highly effective, mutually beneficial, and long lasting internship programs. This will be a valuable session for everyone involved in internships: employers, educators, nonprofits, and other training providers who are looking to bring their partnerships to a new level.

Designing a Curriculum that Aligns with the Objectives of the Internship Program

Facilitated by Michael Fallon, San Jose State University

Educators play an important role in the development of Internship Programs. Learn from faculty who have integrated internships programs into their curricula and discover how classroom learning and real work experience should align.

 11:00 AM BREAK

Mid Morning Workshops

11:15 AM 



Talent at Your Doorstep

Facilitated by John Hogan, Founder & CEO of Teen Force & John Hiester, Site Director, Year Up Bay Area

Internships have the power to bring value to your business while providing opportunities to individuals who need them. Hear from a panel of leaders from pioneering organizations that look beyond the college summer internship to provide a market-driven solution to some of our region’s most pressing social challenges.

Managing and Mentoring Interns

Facilitated by Tierney Siler, Human Resources Associate, Blach Construction Company

The best Internship programs are designed with specific goals and objectives that serve the needs of both the organization and the intern. Effective management techniques within the organization are essential to successful internship programs. Hear from industry HR reps about the best practices in managing great internship programs.

Developing Customized Internship Programs (virtual)

Facilitated by Daniel Newell, Job Development/Marketing Specialist, San Jose State University

Advances in technology allow many workers to do their jobs from remote locations. Learn how to prepare students to adjust to the changing work environment by incorporating a “virtual” component to the Internship Program.

12:15 PM LUNCH

12:45 PM


Presentation by John Shupe on the legal aspects of internships. 

1:15 PM  BREAK

Afternoon Workshops

1:30 PM 


Legal Discussion (continued)

Facilitated by John Shupe

Continue the legal discussion. Get your individual questions answered by legal experts.

Online Internship Recruiting Workshops

Facilitated by Moryt Milo, Founder of InternBound

Explore the world of online internship recruiting. This session will provide insights into the world of seeking top talent through the Internet.

Internship Success Stories Workshops

Facilitated by Tierney Siler, Human Resources Associate, Blach Construction Company

Hear directly from former interns and internship supervisors on what constitutes a great internship experience.

2: 30 PM


2:45 PM - 3:30 PM



De Anza College 

Hinson Campus Center
Conference Rooms A & B
(Inside cafeteria area)

 For event information, contact Reginald Duhe, Foothill College at (650) 949-7793.

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When & Where

De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd
Hinson Campus Center, Conference Rooms A&B
Cupertino, CA 95014

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM (PST)

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