Meetings & Events

MAFEL meets on the second Tuesday of every other month for a total of five meetings a year plus a conference or event.

    These meetings allow for interactions with professionals experienced in education, social service, and corporate settings to assess, develop, and enhance internship and field experience programs.

2017 MAFEL Meeting Topics

Date / TimeDetailsLocation

October 10th, 2017

8:30am-10:30am


Diversity and Inclusion



The Guthrie

December 12th, 2017

8:30am-10:30am

Intern Recruitment
Thomson Reuters

February 13th, 2018
8:30am-10:30am
Building and Maintain Relationships 
Between site and schools
University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

March 13th, 2018
4:00-6:00
Let's Learn how to Network!
Bring your interns to this networking event to meet other young professionals!

TBD
April 10th, 2018
8:30am-10:30am
 
Interns with Disabilities and Experiential Learning
    

Bethel University
June 12th, 2018
8:30am-10:30am
International Experiential LearningMinnesota Children's Museum 
August 14th, 2018

Happy Hour! TBD


Previous 2017  Meetings

Date / TimeDetailsLocation


April 10th, 2017  

Paid vs. unpaid Interns

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Metropolitan State University


February 14th, 2017  


The Intern Experience: Professional Development for your interns

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Carlson School of Managment

University of Minnesota


  
 




2014 - 2015 Calendar

Date / Time Details Location


Aug.12, 2014

4:30 - 6:00 pm

Networking Meeting

Please join Minnesota Association For Experiential Learning (MAFEL) executive committee and members to exchange business cards, offer thinking and share ideas.


Sweeny's Saloon 96 N. Dale St.

 St. Paul, MN 


Oct. 14, 2014

8:30 - 10:30 am

Understanding the Assets of Your Internship Program

John Hamerlinck, Associate Director of Campus Compact, will be leading a conversation to help you under what your internship program has to offer. Realize your program strengths to help students take full advantage of your program resources


Mill City Museum (ADM Room)
704 S. 2nd St. Minneapolis, MN 55401
 Dec. 9, 2014 
8:30 - 10:30 am    
 G.R.O.W
Kirsten Johnson, Community Initiatives Manager of the Wilder Foundation, facilitated a conversation between schools and sites to help us learn and leverage our strengths to best support students with their internship experience. Kirsten used the G.R.O.W model: Goal, Reality, Options, What’s Next to facilitate this conversation.

Hamline University Anderson Center Room 111



 Feb. 10, 2015
8:30 - 10:30 am    
 Increasing Access to Internships: Creative Funding Strategies
Panel discussion featuring Diane Steele (YWCA - Twin Cities), Victor B. Cole (Metropolitan State University), Michelle Theisen (The Arc Greater Twin Cities), Megan Rhein (Inver Hills Community College) Hosted by MCAD Director of Career Services, Meghana Shroff. 
Minneapolis College of Art & Design ( Main Building Room 201 Emeritus Conference Room)
 April 14, 2015
8:30 - 10:30 am    
 Site Supervisor Best Practices 

You talked, we listened. Join us for this special meeting where we invite you to bring along a program staff or faculty member as we share best practices in supervising interns. 

 MN Historical Society
June 9, 2015
8:30 - 10:30 am    
Reflection: The Intern Experience

A panel of current interns and interns who have been hired on will discuss their experience. What worked and what could be improved and what they would like to  share with those placing and supervising interns.

Additionally, we will be introducing and vote on the new executive board for MAFEL at this meeting. 

Augsburg College 
2211 Riverside Ave (Oren Gateway Room 100, First Floor)


Past discussion topics have included:

  • Models for Successful Intern Supervision
  • Legal Issues of Experiential Education
  • Community Service Learning and Internships
  • Marketing Internships and Experiential Education Programs
  • Attracting Students to Nonprofit Internships


 Mafel Meeting Schedules from Past Years