Accelerate is a free, 3-month experience that offers college students the skills and networks necessary to launch a successful career in Memphis. Over six sessions in the fall semester, students will grow as leaders and receive top-notch professional development while also exploring career paths and building valuable professional networks. Internships are a catalyst for student achievement and future prosperity and, ultimately, Accelerate offers students the essential footing needed to find and thrive in a paid internship.
We're looking for future leaders

Know a high-potential college Junior or Senior college student who would benefit from this competitive program? Nominate them today! Are you someone who is ready to take the next step to launch your career? Apply now!

Why Accelerate?

We’re passionate about helping students connect with employers and develop the valuable skills necessary to gain internships and ultimately launch successful careers in Memphis. Throughout this leadership program, students will be introduced to the community of local employers while also learning how to navigate the workplace, build networks, develop professional skills, and plot their career.

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

Please visit the "about" section of the New Memphis website. As we navigate changing workplaces, New Memphis is still committed to providing the development you deserve.
Curriculum Information

Launch: Accelerate divides its time between leadership development workshops, peer networking, and social engagement events. During the course of 3 months, select high-performing college students in their Junior or Senior year will gain key “career-ready” skill sets focused on effective communication, problem solving, and conflict management tools.


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