Apply for Summer757
Applications are now open for interested employers and students!
Click Employer or Student to begin your application!
Last summer we hosted more than 80 students from 25 different organizations! See our Summer 2023 agenda below! You can also download a copy of the program flyer to share.
Summer757 encourages college interns to make meaningful connections and a community of support in Hampton Roads. Through a combination of social and professional networking events, we introduce interns to all that our region has to offer. Employers can sign-up their student intern cohorts or students can self-enroll in this opportunity!
Summer757 is making an impact
Summer757 will sponsor a comprehensive series of events and programming designed with both student and employer feedback in mind to accomplish the following goals:
1. Develop soft skills.
Based on feedback from Hampton Roads companies, students are not entering the workforce as fully developed as needed. Summer757 will help bridge that gap by facilitating opportunities for interns to further develop highly sought-after soft skills which can include:
- Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
- Work ethic
- Interpersonal skills
- Time management
- Attention to detail
2. Create community ties.
Studies show us that those who are engaged in their communities thrive in their careers at a higher level than those who are disengaged. Summer757 will give students the opportunity to explore and experience their area like life-long locals by sponsoring connections between students and the community through:
- Targeted community-building volunteer experiences
- Participation in local elections and committees
- Connection with local government agencies and municipalities
- Interactions with peers within and outside of their campus
- Access to and connection with mentors, leaders, and ambassadors of the region
3. Advocate for interns.
Campus757 and the HRWC is committed to advocating for interns and young professionals entering the workforce. Through combined efforts with other local government authorities, community partners, and municipalities, we are challenging ourselves to work towards tackling the deeper issues that affect our students and shape their entrance into the workforce.
Mental health, housing needs, food insecurity, racial bias – the list goes on. Hampton Roads students deserve our commitment to the issues that widen instead of bridge the gaps in employment equality and we intend to serve our students in every way needed.
4. Have fun!
Who wants a summer without any fun? Not us! Luckily the 757 is full of opportunity for excitement.
From trying new dishes to meeting new friends, getting VIP event access to working with your hands, the Summer757 initiative is a perfect opportunity to add purpose to your fun and fun to your purpose.