For most students, internships have become an important part of the college experience.

But how can students truly take advantage of the intern experience? How can they make it more than just a resume builder or a requirement for their major?

The Campus Greensboro Fellows Program seems to have found the secret sauce. The 10-week summer program includes a paid internship, networking events, leadership training, and an assigned mentor for each student.

Now in its fourth year, the program served 107 college students this summer, and 42 of those students are from UNC Greensboro.

“Our mission is to retain students after graduation,” said Lizzy Tahsuda, director of Campus Greensboro. “We want them to experience Greensboro as young professionals – to get them out of their campus bubbles and into the community to see they can make an impact here.”

Greensboro is home to approximately 50,000 college students from seven colleges and universities. After graduation, students often look to move to larger cities like Washington, D.C., Atlanta, or Charlotte.

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Originally published Aug 7, 2019.