Chamber Shaping Careers for Interns

BY TOM SANTUCCI, CHAIRPERSON

One of the most exciting opportunities life can offer a college student is an internship with an organization as they map out their future career goals. These experiences often launch long-term professional careers for numerous individuals.

The Queens Chamber of Commerce has been fortunate enough to play a role in shaping the careers of numerous students over the years. This year is no different.

In early July, interns from City University of New York (CUNY) and Ladders for Leaders joined the ranks of the Queens Chamber of Commerce to work in all aspects of organization, but specifically outreach for our grant-funded programs. In total, 12 young people joined us at various times this summer.

The Chamber also recently launched QCIC, or the Queens Chamber Internship Connection, a new program designed to bring the organizations and businesses of Queens talented candidates for internships.

The Chamber will serve as a connector and fulcrum that will enable participants to draw from the deep talent pool that Queens colleges and universities produce.

Internships are at the heart of the borough’s business future. Whether it is engineering, technology, healthcare, or the hospitality industry, investing our time and resources in the development of long-term sustainable career opportunities for today’s youth is critical.

A day before the Chamber bid farewell to their summer interns, we hosted an informal meet-and-greet with a handful of our Board members and interns for an open conversation to discuss careers and professional experiences.

The synergy in the room was incredible, and the wealth of knowledge shared will benefit each of the students in their future endeavors.

The Queens Chamber of Commerce is committed to making strong investments in the future of Queens businesses from every prospective.

If you’re a business owner with internship opportunities, contact Business Service Program manager Neil Wagner, who is working directly with our QCIC program, at nwagner@queenschamber.org

If you’re interested in learning more about Queens Chamber, visit queenschamber.org.
We value you as a Queens Chamber member and thank you for your continued support.

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