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Seize the City

Open to all interns and college students working in Greater Des Moines (DSM), Seize the City is a series of community engagement and professional development opportunities in Des Moines. Additionally, interns experience the culture that makes Des Moines unique. Beginning in May and ending the first week of August, this six-part series features presentations from community leaders who speak about the ins and outs of business success.


WHO

Open to all interns and college students working in Des Moines.

WHERE

Events will be hosted at businesses or cultural/recreational centers in Des Moines.

INCENTIVE

Interns that participate in three or more of the series will receive a Mastery of Community Leadership Certificate upon completion — a special designation created by The Partnership for Seize the City participants. In addition, all interns will have an opportunity to enjoy a small group breakfast or lunch with executives from the community.

Register today for a summer filled with exciting opportunities to connect with community leaders!

 

Dates and Times for 2017

  • Wednesday, May 31, 5 - 7 p.m.  |   Kick-Off Event
    Hosted by: John Deere
    Location: University of Iowa Intern Village
    2500 Fleur Dr., Des Moines
  • Wednesday, June 14, 5 - 7 p.m.  |  Personal Brand
    Host: Bankers Trust
    Location: Brenton Skating Plaza
    520 Robert D. Ray Dr., Des Moines
  • Wednesday, June 28, 5 - 7 p.m.  |  Innovation
    Hosted by: Principal
    Location: Principal
    750 Park St., Des Moines
  • Wednesday, July 12, 5 - 7 p.m.  |  Transferable Skills
    Hosted by: Nationwide
    Location: Nationwide Cafeteria
    1100 Locust St., Des Moines
  • Wednesday, July 26, 5 - 7 p.m.  |  Business Etiquette
    Hosted by: TBD
    Location: Des Moines Botanical Garden
    909 Robert D. Ray Dr., Des Moines
  • Wednesday, August 2, 5 - 7 p.m.  |  Culture – How Do I Fit In?/Summer Send-Off
    Hosted by: Wells Fargo
    Location: Wells Fargo Auditorium and Museum

Past interns have come from these organizations in Des Moines: 

  • All Iowa Can Be
  • Altar'd State
  • Ames Chamber of Commerce
  • Ames Tribune
  • Athene USA
  • Aureon
  • Baker Group
  • Banana Republic
  • Bankers Trust
  • Beauty Brands
  • Berkshire Hathaway Energy-Renewables
  • Blank Park Zoo
  • Blueprint Strategies
  • Bluestone Engineering
  • BNIM Architects
  • Boys & Girls Club of Central Iowa
  • Brick Street Market and Cafe
  • BTC Capital Management
  • Businessolver
  • CenturyLink
  • Charming Charlie
  • City of Pleasant Hill
  • City of Urbandale 
  • Clemen Wilcox & Associates/Everything Spanish
  • Cognizant
  • Compressor Controls Corporation
  • Confluence
  • Cre8tv Qn
  • Critical Labs
  • Cultivation Corridor
  • Current RE
  • Davita
  • Deloitte & Touche, LLP
  • Delta Dental of Iowa
  • Democracy Matters
  • Des Moines Area Community College
  • Des Moines Downtown Chamber of Commerce
  • Des Moines East and South Chamber of Commerce
  • Des Moines Playhouse
  • DLR GROUP
  • Drake University
  • DuPont Pioneer
  • EMC Insurance Companies
  • EMC Risk Services
  • Environmental Law & Policy Center
  • Eurofins
  • FBL Financial Group
  • FEH Design
  • Financial Architects 
  • First National Bank
  • Forbs Export Services LLC
  • Galen Kurth Remax Real Estate Concepts
  • Greater Des Moines Leadership Institute
  • Gremler Financial
  • Healthiest State Initiative
  • Hubbell Community Management
  • Hy-Vee
  • Intoxalock
  • Iowa Department of Revenue
  • Iowa Speedway
  • J.F. Ahern Fire Protection
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • John Deere Financial
  • Lakeside Engineers
  • Life Care Services
  • LifeServe Blood Center
  • Lorenz & Jones
  • LS2group
  • LWBJ
  • Mack McClain & Associates
  • McClure Engineering Co.
  • MidAmerican Energy
  • Midwest Family Lending
  • Nate Sammler State Farm
  • Nationwide
  • Newbury Living
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Nyemaster Goode, P.C. 
  • Patty Judge for Iowa
  • PepsiCo
  • Principal Financial Group
  • ProSky
  • QuikTrip
  • R&R Realty Group
  • RSM
  • Sammons Financial Group
  • Simonson & Associates Architects L.L.C.
  • Stine Seed Company
  • Strategic Elements
  • Substance Architecture
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Tastes of Brasil
  • Telligen
  • The Baker Group
  • U.S. Bank
  • UnityPoint Health - Des Moines
  • UPS
  • Vermeer Corporation
  • Waddell & Reed
  • Wellmark Blue Cross & Blue Shield
  • Wells Fargo & Co.
  • Whitfield & Eddy Law
  • Wooly's
  • World Food Prize Foundation