What’s better than meeting fellow interns and giving back to the community? (Nothing, we would argue!). We all know internships provide excellent opportunities to develop professional skills, gain experience and create a network of contacts, but the importance of networking with fellow interns is often overlooked. With more than 800 internship positions throughout the state listed on Indiana INTERNnet, reasons to network among your peers are abundant! You never know who you’ll meet and how you may connect with people in the future.
Maybe you need to find out about concerts and events taking place in Indianapolis. Perhaps you want to get a group of friends together to check out a new restaurant. Or, you might even need to find a roommate if you plan to live or work in Central Indiana after graduation.
Indy Interns 2011 can help!
Indy Interns is a great place to get involved with local interns. This can provide opportunities to connect with young professionals in a casual environment. By using Facebook and Twitter, interns will have the ability to exchange information about internships, coordinate and promote networking events and much more.
On July 23, interns will spend a morning working to end hunger in the Indianapolis area and networking with peers through a service project involving ExactTarget (an Indianapolis-based e-mail software company) and Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana (where the event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.). Interns will receive a free t-shirt.
To participate, sign up via Facebook or e-mail Lauren Hobbs, an ExactTarget Slingshot Intern. Check out @IndyInterns2011 on Twitter to learn about the variety of fun activities lined up throughout Central Indiana this summer!