Grand Island Chamber hosting 2nd annual Summer Intern Social

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Published: Jul. 18, 2023 at 11:05 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce will once again be hosting a social mixer for interns and recent college grads.

This will be the second annual summer internship social Friday, July 21st at 3:00 p.m.

Building off last year’s event, Grand Island businesses are invited to participate in a social mixer for college interns and recent college graduates. This event will take place in the Railside district, starting at Happy Brush and ending with a rooftop party sponsored by GIX Logistics.

Interns from every industry are invited together for ice breakers and networking with like-aged individuals. Chamber Vice President, Courtney Glock says this is an event the Chamber hopes to build on for years to come.

“It’s a fun way for interns who are in the community, for just a short time for their summer internships to connect with one another and bond over the fact that they have something in common and that’s that they are doing an internship here in Grand Island,” said Glock.

There are nearly 40 interns participating in the event this week from industries including logistics, accounting, manufacturing, marketing, economic development, architecture, and engineering. Many of the interns participating are from the Grand Island area and have chosen an internship in Grand Island because of their interest in returning post-college.

“You can love your job but if you don’t feel connected to the community, you’re not going to stay,” she said. “There are two pieces to your work life balance.”

She said what happens in the workplace such as a great intern experience and what you do when you leave work.

”We understand how valuable internships can be for the workplace, especially during a time of workforce shortages across the nation, so we’re really capitalizing on this young talent, these fresh minds that are willing to come in and share their ideas, share their experiences and help companies grow, that’s huge for Grand Island,” she said.