Internships.com Named Exclusive Partner for the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce
Raleigh, NC (Feb. 6, 2012) – The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and Internships.com, the world’s largest internship marketplace, have created an exclusive partnership to provide a platform to connect students with top businesses in the greater Raleigh area. Internships.com will help inform the Chamber’s members about the benefits of experiential education, facilitate internship connections within the community, and provide cutting-edge tools and resources to optimize the process.
“This partnership provides a new way to connect local businesses with qualified students,” said Harvey Schmitt, Greater Raleigh Chamber president and CEO. “It also helps provide students in Raleigh with the experience needed to launch their careers—and helps keep that local talent in the area.”
To support the partnership, Internships.com has developed a dedicated microsite accessible to participating employers and students so they can directly search for and connect to each other for free. The Chamber will also identify and create resources to assist students with their development as emerging professionals.
“Internships provide students with crucial real-world experiences before beginning full-time employment,” said Robin D. Richards, chairman and CEO of Internships.com. “The Greater Raleigh Chamber is taking the appropriate steps to grow the professional community, and we’re thrilled to provide the resources to support their efforts.”
Employers can post internships, access an extensive student resume database, and are granted free access to materials to guide them in creating and implementing an internship program. The robust tools and analytics offer a new way for employers to reach local students, and will also assist smaller organizations that have not launched internship programs due to lack of resources. The Chamber’s goal for the partnership is to emphasize talent retention in the Raleigh area and create networking opportunities for both employers and students.
Internships.com is the world’s largest internship marketplace bringing students, employers and higher education together in one centralized location. The innovative, Los Angeles based company, develops a wide variety of interactive, world-class tools and services to enable every student, employer and educator to better understand and optimize internship opportunities. For additional information, please visit www.internships.com. For tips on finding internships, hot internship listings and internship advice, follow Internships.com on Twitter or Facebook.
About the Greater Raleigh Chamber
The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is the Triangle’s largest nonprofit business membership organization made up of more than 2,400 member firms representing two-thirds of the private sector employment in Wake County. The Chamber has represented the interests of the local business community since 1888.
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