TYPros, Metro Chamber Launch Internship Program

Just in time for university students’ summer vacations, Tulsa’s Young Professionals (TYPros) and the Tulsa Metro Chamber launched today what the groups call a new workforce attraction initiative, Intern In Tulsa.
TYPRos, now 3,000 strong, looks to serve as the connecting point between students and businesses with this new program via its Web site, www.InternInTulsa.com, which was formally launched today.
Tulsa’s Young Professionals also announced it is expanding its focus to include the attraction and retention of college students.
“Research shows the more involve a college student is within a community prior to graduation the more likely he or she will remain in the community post graduation,” said Josh Roby, TYPros chair and assistant vice president, business banking at JPMorgan Chase, at a press conference today.
The Intern In Tulsa website is divided into two sections, one for employers and another for students. In the section for employers, hiring professionals can post internship opportunities. They also have access to an online guide to hiring and developing interns, HIRE Education. The guide provides sample evaluation forms, development suggestions and provides a model for staff responsibility in mentoring an intern.
When interns return to university next fall, TYPros will maintain contact via E-mail with Intern In Tulsa participants to keep them apprised of happenings in Tulsa. The E-mail contact will also gauge whether interns plan to return to Tulsa for work after college.

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