Fun fact about me: the first summer I lived in Memphis (between my sohpomore and junior years at The University of Memphis) I lived in an apartment in East Memphis and worked at the Macaroni Grill. Yes, the one that burned down. While I was already well on my way to falling in love with this town, I would have loved a program specifically for people in my position at the time: college students interning or working in Memphis who wanted to learn more.
Luckily for students these days, the New Memphis Institue has a completely free program going on all summer long: The Summer Experience.
The Summer Experience kicked off earlier this week, but there are still seven events left and plenty of time to register. If you're a grad student, recent grad, or college student working or interning in Memphis this summer (including if you're from Memphis), go here to sign up. Each event is free, but an RSVP is required. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is the schedule of events:
– Memphis: M-Possible, KROC Center, June 5, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
A fast-paced series of team building activities at the AutoZone Challenge Course in the KROC Center.
– Memphis 101, The Atrium at Overton Square, June 11, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
A crash course in Memphis people, politics, and culture.
– Leading In Memphis, Malco Ridgeway, June 18, 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
A panel discussion with business leaders about their personal leadership stories, lessons learned along the way, and what it means to lead in Memphis.
– Instant Memphian, Location TBD, June 26, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
A high energy presentation that delivers a collection of tips and local knowledge to give participants an open door into the world of authentic Memphians.
– Maximizing Your Strengths, Dixon Gallery and Gardens, July 7, 4 pm.. – 5:30 p.m.
A workshop that will help you hone-in on how to leverage your unique strengths to build your career.
– City of Choice: A Convesration With The Mayor, Memphis Bioworks Foundation, July 14, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
During this up-close conversation with Memphis Mayor A C Wharton you’ll hear his perspectives on Memphis’ future — and how you can be a part of it.
– Summer Concert, Levitt Shell, July 16, 7:30 p.m.
Close out the Summer Experience by joining your "classmates" and other Memphians at a free concert at the Levitt Shell