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March 29, 2018 - Plano Mayor's Summer Internship Program Training Camp


Preparing for the upcoming job fair scheduled for April 20, nearly 400 Plano ISD students gathered at the Capital One Conference Center for a Saturday “training camp” as part of the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program. Students worked toward acquiring interview skills in preparation for their chance to land coveted eight-week paid internships at area businesses and nonprofits. The Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program runs June 11 to August 3. Students will earn a minimum of $9 per hour working 20-to-40 hours per week.

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“My message to the students is to be prepared and willing to do their best in the moments that can be life-changing opportunities. The Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program is one of those occasions,” said Mayor Harry LaRosiliere. “This program, which is fully embraced by our business and nonprofit community, offers students a chance to learn, grow and make connections that could significantly change the trajectory of their future.”

Plano Mayor takes selfie with 400 students

Plano Mayor LaRosiliere takes selfie with 400 student program participants.

Capital One, the founding and presenting sponsor for five years, spearheaded the rigorous, day-long instructional program. The interns will soon put this knowledge to the test as they prepare for the Job Fair on Friday, April 20, from 3-7 p.m. at Collin College’s Spring Creek Conference Center. With resumes in hand and elevator speeches polished, all 400 students will undergo interviews with the participating companies.  

Photos courtesy City of Plano and James Edward photography.