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April 20, 2018 - Plano Students Impress Employers at Plano Mayor's Summer Internship Job Fair


On April 20 as part of the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program, 350 Plano ISD students headed to a real-world job fair. Looking sharp and armed with resumes, the rising juniors and seniors met with some of the area’s top businesses and nonprofits seeking to fill 115 paid internship spots. More than 50 employers conducted more than 800 interviews during the job fair, which took place at the Collin College Spring Creek Conference Center. See photo gallery (photos by James Edward photography).

 Three students at job fair

The students will receive notification about their job status within the next few weeks. If they land the “earn and learn” internship, they will make a minimum of $9 an hour for 20-40-hours weekly. The summer internship program runs eight weeks from June 11 through August 3 and concludes with a celebratory luncheon on July 31.

Students with resumes at job fair

“This year’s class marks our fifth anniversary for the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program. We have already seen positive effects of this program from our prior intern fellows who are now preparing to graduate from college and enter the workforce locally,” said Mayor LaRosiliere. “I could not be more proud of the collaboration between our school district and business partners to provide a better future for our rising leaders and future workforce.” 

group of students at job fair

Student applicants with Mayor Harry LaRosiliere (center).