CHICAGO, Oct. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Keith A. Dipple has been named executive director of IES Internships, a new unit of IES Abroad, a major provider of study abroad and international internship programs for US college students.
As executive director, Dipple will direct all activities of the newly created IES Internships unit, which offers international internships for US college students in six locations around the world. In his new position, Mr. Dipple will cultivate and maintain relationships with businesses offering internships, along with faculty and administrators at colleges and universities, while also directing sales, marketing, internship placement and programming efforts.
Mr. Dipple started his professional career at JP Morgan (then Morgan Guaranty Trust Company) and after a brief stint at Mellon Bank, returned to JP Morgan, serving as a manager on the firm's trading floors, leading both traders and sales specialists in foreign exchange, fixed income and options.
In the summer of 2009 Keith joined the University of Chicago's Careers office as part of the Employer Relations and Development team. He was promoted to Executive Director of External Engagement and led a team of 10 whose main focus was bringing in new internship opportunities for students. During his four years at Chicago, internships rose from 250 in 2009 to more than 850 in 2013.
He holds a Bachelor's of Science degree in Healthcare Management and a Master's in Arts in Leadership Management from Bellevue University, Bellevue, Neb. Mr. Dipple expects to complete his Ph.D. in Leadership for Higher Education from Capella University, Minneapolis, Minn., in 2014.
About IES Internships & IES Abroad
IES Internships is a unit of IES Abroad, one of the leading study abroad providers in the world. IES Internships offers full-time, unpaid for-credit summer internships in Barcelona, Dublin, London, Rome, Shanghai, and Sydney across a variety of fields. IES Abroad is a global, not-for-profit academic consortium of more than 200 top-tier American colleges and universities that has been a leader in study abroad programs for over 60 years. IES Abroad offers more than 115 study abroad programs in 35 cities worldwide. More than 5,600 students enroll in IES Abroad programs each year.
Media Contact: Amy McMillan, IES Abroad, 800-995-2300, aruhter@IESabroad.org
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