Accelerate is a free 2-month experience that offers college students the skills and networks necessary to launch successful careers in Memphis. Over six sessions in a semester, students receive top-notch professional development, gain insight on local career paths, and make valuable connections with area employers looking to hire young talent. Accelerate offers the essential footing needed for students to find and be successful in a paid Memphis-area internship.
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Accelerate is for college students interested in jump starting their careers. Participants must be a current full-time student with an expected graduation date by May 2026. Know a high-potential student? Nominate them! Are you ready to take the next step to launch your career? Apply now!

Why Accelerate?

Through the free Accelerate program, students can expect to build and refine leadership, communication and “career-ready“ skillsets while also growing in personal goal setting and time management. Beyond building skills, you will also build a valuable network. Participants benefit from professional coaching and networking and get access to an elite network of professional mentors.

What will happen with this program in response to COVID-19?

Currently, we require all New Memphis program participants, staff, and facilitators to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 before the first day of class. OR submit a negative COVID-19 test before every New Memphis class or event. Please visit the "about" section of the New Memphis website for additional information. As we navigate changing workplaces, New Memphis is still committed to providing the development you deserve.
Curriculum Information

Each Accelerate session engages high-performing, community-conscious student leaders in professional and leadership development. The goal of the program is to provide access to professional networks and opportunity that springboard students into satisfying Memphis-area careers. 

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 If you have any questions about the session schedule, curriculum, or application process, please contact

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