Archive for August, 2009

Internships are supposed to be an opportunity to gain professional work experience. But work can also be fun and social.

That was the idea  behind a recent Intern Olympics event that brought interns from West Michigan together to meet each other and area professionals. You can read more in the Southeast Advance article about the event.

Students and employers can also learn more about internships at the WMSA Internship Initiative page.


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West Michigan residents often refer to the region as a “best kept secret.” But increasingly the secret is out.

A few years ago, a reporter on the staff of the Boston Globe was in Grand Rapids for a wedding and was so impressed she wrote a glowing review of the city. Other cities and venues in the region from the lakeshore east have received positive national exposure in recent years as well.

The latest positive press for the region came in the Chicago Tribune this week in an article that praises Grand Rapids as a “relaxed urban getaway.” Read it. It will make you glad you live in the region!

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