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Do you have a college intern this summer?

Hosting a summer college intern is a smart workforce development strategy and a good investment for your future. The West Des Moines Chamber and partner, City of West Des Moines, want to support your efforts with programming specifically designed for your interns. There is no fee to your company or to your intern(s) to participate. We want to involve as many companies as possible! Please let us know how to reach out to the interns you will have this summer by contacting kara@wdmchamber.org. We will be sending each of them invitations to the events shown below. 

Let’s get them engaged and loving West Des Moines, Iowa and maybe they’ll decide to launch their careers right here!

Get registered for the following upcoming programing!

Tuesday, May 21. 5 – 6:30 PM. Joint event with WDM Emerging Leaders. Hosted by Hilton Garden Inn - WDM (205 S. 64th Street). Learn about Creative Placemaking from Zach Mannheimer, founder of Des Moines Social Club. In creative placemaking, partners from public, private and community sectors strategically shape the physical and social character of a region around arts and cultural activities. It brings diverse people together to celebrate, inspire, and be inspired. REGISTER. 

Tuesday, June 4. 4 to 6 PM. Social. Hosted by Smash Park (6625 Coachlight Drive), one of WDM’s most popular attractions. We will introduce interns to other college students interning this summer. You’ll enjoy Bocce Ball, Pickle Ball, Shuffle Board, and Ping Pong along with light snacks and beverages. REGISTER.

Wednesday, June 12. 11:30 AM – 1 PM. Lunch ‘n Learn. Hosted by IMT Group (7825 Mills Civic Pkwy, WDM). You will learn about what you need to do to get prepared for the real world and today’s workplace. REGISTER.

Friday, July 12. 11:30 AM – 1 PM. Lunch ‘n Learn. Hosted by FBL Financial Group (5400 University, WDM). Business & civic leaders will give advice about how to nail the interview every time. Supported by    Collins Areospace. REGISTER.

Friday, July 19. 7:30 – 9 AM. Coffee with West Des Moines Mayor Steve Gaer. Hosted by the WDM Chamber of Commerce (650 S. Prairie View Drive, Suite 110, WDM). Mayor Gaer is keenly interested in what interns, Millennials and I-Gens think about West Des Moines and what amenities are most important as you look for a community in which to launch your career. REGISTER.

Tuesday, July 30. 11:30 AM – 1 PM. Lunch ‘n Learn. Hosted by Des Moines Golf & Country Club (1600 Jordan Creek Parkway, WDM). Learn how to negotiate the best income outcome for that first job after college graduation. REGISTER.

Thursday, August 1. 4 – 6 PM. Final Social of the season! Hosted by Broadmoor at Jordan Creek (6565 Wistful Vista, WDM), one of the best addresses in WDM. Enjoy this final reception and speed mentoring event. WDM emerging leaders will share lessons learned and pitfalls to avoid when life after college becomes the real deal. REGISTER.

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