College Connections

All Chamber members are encouraged to involve summer interns in a FREE program designed to connect young workers to our community and to each other! (Businesses who are not Chamber Members may enroll interns for $100).

College Connections will provide a series of social and educational activities each Thursday throughout the summer, June 1 - July 27, 2017. Chamber members will serve as “Lunch & Learn” speakers on a variety of topics relevant to college students and new graduates. In addition to the scheduled social activities, a list of popular area recreational activities will be provided for participants to pursue outside of the program’s regular meeting times.

“College Connections helps interns envision our community as a place to live, rather than just a temporary place to work. If you want to invest in retaining an intern, I would highly recommend enrolling them in this program.”

Kristy Sagdalen King, Bergland+Cram

 

REGISTER your intern(s) today! The program starts June 1!

MISSION: To contribute to the mission of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce (to promote progressive community and economic development to benefit Chamber members and the North Iowa region) and help to achieve our articulated workforce priority to connect young workers to our community and to each other.

DATES: “College Connections” social and educational activities will take place every Thursday from June 1 to July 27, 2017.

PARTICIPANTS: All Chamber members will be encouraged to involve their summer interns in this FREE program. Businesses who are not Chamber Members are also encouraged to participate; the fee for non-members is $100.

The Chamber’s summer intern, will notify participants via e-mail about upcoming programs and events, as well as send event reminders.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES:
Regional Intern Networking Event
Community Scavenger Hunt
Mini Golf at North Iowa Golf
Lady of the Lake

LUNCH AND LEARNS:
Networking & Building Relationships
Leadership & Personality Styles
Young Professional Panel
Credit Reports and Credit Cards
Evaluating Cost of Living & Fringe Benefits

OTHER AREA ACTIVITIES:
(For interns to explore on their own, outside of scheduled meeting times):
Bike Ride
Stockman House Tour
Greek Fest
MacNider Museum Summer Arts Festival
I-35 Speedway
Up In Smoke BBQ
Civil War Re-enactment
The Music Man Square
Sculpture Walk
Roller City

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We are able to offer this program free to interns, from the help of our sponsors. Please consider sponsoring College Connections with a $100 contribution. In recognition for your sponsorship we will list your business in marketing materials.

Please contact Allyson if you're interested in becoming a sponsor.