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New Memphis Accelerate Application
Accelerate is a 3-month engagement that equips local college students (juniors and seniors) to be successful in a Memphis-area internship. Over the course of 6 professional development sessions, we introduce students to the dynamic community of local employers while helping students learn to navigate the workplace, build networks and hone professional skills to plot their career.
I. Applicant Information
Name you prefer in an informal setting
Minor(s) if applicable
Anticipated Graduation Year
If other, type in your graduation month and year:
Were you referred by or are affiliated of any of these organizations? (check all that apply)
BRIDGES (Bridge Builder Alumni)
CBU Honors Program
CBU Student Entrepreneurs
ImagineU at Crews Center for Entrepreneurship
New Memphis Summer Experience participant
REACH Memphis (alumni)
The African American Male Academy
The Hooks African American Male Initiative
UofM Emerging Leaders
UofM First Scholars
UofM Student Leadership and Involvement
UofM TriO/SSP UofM
If you were recommended by your employer please provide company name.
Cell Phone Number
College/University Email (.edu)
Best email at which to reach you
Date of Birth
I identify my ethnicity as:
Prefer not to answer
Prefer not to disclose
What is your hometown?
How many years have you lived in Memphis?
Are you applying to Accelerate for the first time?
Please check all that apply:
I am a first-generation college student
I qualify for or currently receive need-based financial aid for school (i.e. Pell Grant)
I have never had an internship before
I have at least one internship experience on my resume
I am currently looking for internship opportunities
I am interested in learning more about internship opportunities available in the city
I plan on launching my career in Memphis
How did you hear about Accelerate? If someone
referred you to or nominated you for
this program, please list their name.
II. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Please attach a current resume or curriculum vitae. Please limit to two pages.
Please upload a picture of yourself that can be used in the program directory, if accepted.
In the text boxes below please provide your responses to the following questions. We recommend typing & saving your responses in another program and cutting & pasting them into the space below.
1. Where do you see yourself professionally in 3-5 years? (must be between 100-500 words)
2. What do you hope to gain from participating in the Accelerate program? (must be between 100-500 words)
Please identify two professionals who know you well (i.e. professor, advisor, program lead, or mentor) and can speak to your caliber as a student leader. Only one reference is required.
First Name of Reference #1
Last Name of Reference #1
First Name of Reference #2
Last Name of Reference #2
VI. Commitment to 100% Participation
Full participation of each member of the cohort is crucial to the Accelerate experience. As such, attendance is not optional, but mandatory. Please carefully consider the schedule below and confirm your availability. (Note: There may be slight variations in these dates, due to changes in facilitation.) Contact Reggie Manning (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions you have about sessions.
Confirm availability for the following dates:
Evenings 4:00pm-5:30pm this Spring. Session Dates: Feb 10th 2021, Feb 24th 2021,March 16th 2021, March 24th 2021, April 7th 2021, April 21st 2021, April 27th (Graduation)
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