Are you interested in meeting the movers and shakers who lead Columbia’s business community, learning about everything the Columbia region has to offer, and networking with interns and associates from companies across the area? If you are (or will be) an intern at an organization in the Columbia area in Summer 2021, Capture Columbia is for you! Presented by COR and the Midlands Business Leadership Group (MBLG), this is your chance to take a deep dive into the Cola community while building personal and professional relationships that can help you land a job and build a career.
Capture Columbia is a program for summer interns and associates at companies in the Columbia area to take a deep dive into the community while building personal and professional relationships that will help them land jobs and build careers here. Presented by Columbia Opportunity Resource (COR) and the Midlands Business Leadership Group, Capture Columbia includes networking opportunities, speakers, professional development and special experiences throughout their summer in Columbia.
Capture Columbia will consist of four main events, with each featuring speakers on professional development and on the Midlands community, networking/social time and uniquely Columbian locations. Outside of these events, social and community service opportunities will be provided.
To graduate from the program, individuals must participate in at least three of four events over the course of the summer, receiving a passport stamp at each. Participants should be sure to get permission from their employers and direct supervisors, as some events may fall within working hours.
If you’re in an internship, associateship, apprenticeship, summer job, or other similar position with a company, organization, or government in the Columbia, SC region during the summer of 2021, you are eligible to participate in Capture Columbia! For the 2021 program, All interested individuals must complete the application to participate. In the event that spaces fill up, those interns from MBLG member companies will receive first preference.
The first Capture Columbia cohort will run from June 22 through August 3, 2021. Events will be held roughly every two weeks, with community connection opportunities in-between. Events will be a mix of mornings and evenings, with limited spillover into working hours.
Events will take place in unique locations throughout the Columbia, SC downtown and surrounding areas.
CAPTURE COLUMBIA SUMMER 2021 SCHEDULE
Kickoff | Tuesday, June 22, 5:00 – 7:00pm | Ndoki Lodge at Riverbanks Zoo
Morning on Main St | Tuesday, July 6, 8:00 – 9:30am | Main St. District
Learn + Serve: Saluda River Clean-up with Congaree Riverkeeper | Tuesday, July 13, 8:00 – 10:00am | Saluda Riverwalk
Coming Up | Tuesday, July 20, 5:30 – 7:00pm (Fireflies game to follow) | The BullStreet District
Graduation | Tuesday, August 3, 5:30 – 7:00pm | Stone River, West Columbia
HOW TO APPLY FOR CAPTURE COLUMBIA
Complete the application below to be considered for the summer 2021 class of Capture Columbia.
Are you a business or HR leader looking to attend events? Have questions about how your interns can participate? Contact the Capture Columbia team for more info on how your company can get involved. Will Schenk ([email protected])
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