College Connection

Beyond Networking: a Friendship

YPW Mentorship Program

Fidel Serrano, former YPW Mentorship participant, built a true friendship with his mentor EJ Corporan, Manager, Music Partnership at Textron Aviation. Both went beyond the requirements of the program by sharing part of their life journeys and hobbies with each other. Fidel Serrano, a senior…

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Young Professionals of Wichita connects summer interns

Intern Return 2015

WICHITA, KAN. – As part of its efforts to attract talented young college graduates to Wichita, Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) kicks off its summer intern return program on Thursday, June 11. The program, designed and implemented by YPW volunteers, connects summer interns with local…

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Intern Return

Exposing Interns to Wichita

By Joslyn M. Kusiak YPW College Connection Chair   What a great summer! Thank you to all Young Professionals of Wichita volunteers, sponsors, corporate investors, and Wichita businesses who put together three awesome summer events, helped fund the program, and encouraged the summer interns to…

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Make the Most of Wichita

During Your Internship

By Jessica Williams Ambassadors Team Member Welcome to the “Real World,” interns! No, you haven’t been chosen to live in a mansion, work together and have your lives recorded by an MTV crew. Yes, you have to wake up every morning and go to work…

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The "Bridge"

The College Connection Team

By Jessica Williams, Kwik Shop Ambassadors Team Member “College Connection provides a bridge between higher education and the working world to encourage a position transition into the Wichita work force. The team promotes Wichita and the surrounding community as an exciting option for our emerging…

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Successful Summer Intern Return Program Concludes

More than 100 interns participate

By Jessica Williams, Kwik Shop Ambassadors Team Member We can’t believe it’s already over: what a great summer for Young Professionals of Wichita and Wichita interns! More than 100 interns discovered why Wichita is a great place to live, work, and play after attending the…

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YPW Welcomes Summer Interns

Program kicks off with Wingnuts Tailgate

Intern Return kicked off with a Wingnuts game on June 6, when nearly 70 summer interns played yard games before enjoying the 1-0 Wingnuts win. YPW members welcomed the interns to Wichita, many of whom are from out of state. Interim Nexus Chair Chad Glenn…

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Intern Return 2013

Program Kicks off in June

In a survey of 2012 college graduates by Accenture, 41 percent said they were working in positions unrelated to their college majors and another seven percent were still unemployed. For many students, the answer to the problem of weak hiring is to work in an…

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Summer intern events

Intern Return 2012

The goal of YPW’s Intern Return program is to utilize their resources to enrich an interns experience in Wichita both socially and professionally by integrating them into the YPW network. As they complete their education, we want Wichita to be their #1 city of choice…

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Welcome to W

Same mission. New name. Young Professionals of Wichita (YPW) is now W. Join us as we move forward into our next chapter of building tomorrow’s leaders today.