The Young Professionals of the Quad Cities (YPQC) is gearing up for its annual, summer-long workforce attraction program called InternQC, and is adding a new, personal touch to this year's program. 

From June 1 through July 31, InternQC hosts social and professional development gatherings at area hot spots to help interns get acquainted with all that our region has to offer. A record number of interns participated last year when 200 college students explored the Quad Cities through InternQC. New for 2017, interns will have the benefit of Peer Mentors who will help them navigate the challenges that come from moving to a new area and beginning a professional career. With the involvement of the program growing rapidly, YPQC is prioritizing one-on-one communication to ensure personal support is provided to interns during their time in the Quad Cities.

"InternQC is a unique opportunity for young professionals to learn how to get involved in the community, explore career opportunities, and experience Quad Cities amenities," says Greg Aguilar, Director of Talent Attraction & Retention, Quad Cities Chamber. "The rapid growth of the program is indicative of the value InternQC provides to area employers in attracting and retaining talent. This year we want to really nurture the relationships with participants, connect with them on a personal level to provide impeccable support and to deeply showcase everything our region has to offer."

As your begin planning for your summer internship programs, keep in mind the array of opportunities available to your interns through YPQC. InternQC can help grow and develop your companies talent pipeline while introducing interns to the quality of life, cultural amenities, and local opportunities that exist in our region.

To learn more about InternQC, or if you are interested in becoming a Peer Mentor, please contact Greg

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