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Seize the City Intern Series Returns to DSM USA on May 31

May 25, 2017

GREATER DES MOINES – The Greater Des Moines Partnership has announced the return of its summer intern series, Seize the City. Seize the City is a series of networking, community engagement and professional development opportunities for summer interns. The Partnership launches the series with a kickoff event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 31 at the University of Iowa Higher Learning Center, 2500 Fleur Drive in Des Moines.

All interns and college students working in Greater Des Moines (DSM) are invited to attend. The series contains various networking events designed to engage summer interns with business and community leaders, young professionals and other interns while incorporating exposure to many quality of life amenities and professional development opportunities in the region. All events are free to attend. The full schedule includes:

  • Wednesday, May 31: Kickoff, hosted by John Deere
  • Wednesday, June 14: How to Maximize Your Personal Brand, hosted by Bankers Trust
  • Wednesday, June 28: Workplace Innovation: Influential Impact on Local and Global Communities, hosted by Principal Financial Group
  • Wednesday, July 12: Transferable Skills, hosted by Nationwide
  • Wednesday, July 26: Business Etiquette
  • Wednesday, Aug. 2: How Do I Fit In/Summer Sendoff, hosted by Wells Fargo

All Seize the City events will be hosted at local businesses or cultural/recreational centers in Des Moines. Interns that participate in three or more of the events will receive a Mastery of Community Leadership Certificate — a special designation created by The Partnership for Seize the City participants — upon completion. In addition, all interns will have an opportunity to enjoy a small group breakfast or lunch with executives from the community.

Visit DSMpartnership.com/seizethecity for more event details and to register.

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 23 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,100 Regional Business Members and more than 330 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.