Amazing Interns helps recruit and retain new talent by introducing college interns to Amazing Columbus during the summer. The 6-week program highlights the regions opportunities for employment and features highlights of living, working, and playing that prove We Do Amazing.
Summer internships for college students have been impacted due to COVID-19. The 2020 program will be a shortened 4-week virtual program providing access to professional development, networking, and fun to summer college interns working with a Columbus area company or local college juniors and seniors without an internship for this summer. This program is FREE and can be done 100% online.
SUMMER 2020 SCHEDULE
The Chamber partners with local professionals and community leaders to offer highly topical and interesting sessions designed with college juniors and seniors in mind as they prepare for the workforce.
WEEK 1: PROGRAM KICK OFF
6/30 6-7 PM: Virtual Welcome Event
WEEK 2: WORK
7/7 6-7 PM: Virtual Professional Development Session -“Succeeding in a Virtual Workplace” including Do's and Don'ts of virtual meetings, and establishing and maintaining a professional presence online.
Breanna Jones, Columbus State University Leadership Institute
Jessica Ferriter, Columbus Coaching Collaborative
Kellie Kirven, Anthem
Lauren Chambers, Amerigroup
7/9 6-7PM: Virtual networking and panel with Columbus Young Professionals: “What’s it like to build a career in Columbus?” and “Horror stories from first jobs and how to avoid them.”
Cassie Myers, Pezold Management
Cortney Laughlin, Columbus State University
Joseph Brannon, PMB Radio
Troy Jackson, Greater Columbus GA Chamber of Commerce
WEEK 3: PLAY
7/14 6-7PM: Virtual Professional development Session -“Self-care During a Pandemic”
Nishita Morris, CQIU
Katie Bishop, YALLA PR
Becca Zajac, Dragonfly Trail Network
WEEK 4: CONNECT
7/21 6-7PM: Virtual Professional Development Session -“Diversity, Inclusion and You”
Dr. Gail Burgos, Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer, TSYS a Global Payments Company
JoAnne Hill, Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Piedmont Healthcare
Jacy Jenkins, City of Columbus LGBTQ Liaison, PopUPtown
7/24 6-7PM: House Party - Virtual intern social and graduation
Perks of the program include a free Young Professionals membership for the summer, Tuesday Trivia night on Instagram, and additional opportunities for one-on-one and small group mentoring sessions based on intern's individual interests. Local students can participate in a Columbus icons scavenger hunt, take-out BINGO for prizes.
For more information contact Tabetha Getz at firstname.lastname@example.org