Summer Experience

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Launch: The Summer Experience

Summer Experience is a series of free events in June and July for local and visiting college students, graduate students, and recent grads. These events connect collegians with one another while showcasing the array of opportunities and dynamic assets our city has to offer. Students have a chance to meet peers, meet established city leaders and, most importantly, meet Memphis.

We roll out the red carpet for collegians to encourage them to launch their careers in Memphis after graduation. The program aims to make Memphis magnetic for young talent, giving them a glimpse into what living and working here is really like.

Check out the full 2018 calendar of events. Think a VIP night at the Levitt Shell, a meet and greet with the Mayor, opportunities to network and get career advice from young professionals — all while having a good time with other college students.

Know college students, graduate students or recent grads in Memphis this summer that need to be part? Have them register to be in the know for each fun (and free) event. All events are free, but RSVP is required. 


2018 Summer Experience Calendar 


June 11   Old Dominick | 5:30-7:30PM 

Meet peers, local business leaders, and community leaders at one of Memphis’s best new destinations in the heart of Downtown. Learn more about what the summer has in store for you while meeting other college students and recent grads! 

SCHOOL SPRUCE-UP SERVICE DAY  Sponsored by Kemmons Wilson Companies 

June 16   Memphis Area Schools | 8:30AM-12PM 

Day of service held at multiple school sites alongside other Memphis young professionals and college students. Roll up your sleeves to help give local schools some TLC before students return this fall. 

LEVITT SHELL CONCERT  Sponsored by Jim Keras Subaru

June 22   Levitt Shell | 7-9PM 

Join us for a night at one of Memphis’s most popular concert venues. Enjoy a free performance by a great band and see firsthand three of Memphis’s best attributes: music, friends, and culture. 


SPEED MENTORING   Sponsored by nexAir

June 28   Crescent Club | 6-8PM

College students will have the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with professionals from different local companies to ask questions and get career advice. Find out how successful young professionals transitioned from college into their career, and how you can learn from their experiences.


CONVERSATION WITH THE MAYOR   Sponsored by Data Facts & The Federal Reserve 

July 12   Crosstown Concourse | 12-1:30PM 

Join us for this unique experience for an up-close conversation with Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell. Hear his perspective of where we are as a region today and where we will be in the future. Most importantly, learn how you can be part of Memphis’s bright future. 


INSTANT MEMPHIAN   Sponsored by Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare and International Paper, in partnership with AutoZone

July 19   The Bluff | 6-8PM 

Learn what it’s like to be a local Memphian through this uptempo run-through of essential Memphis info. The presentation is packed with interesting, useful, and downright strange stuff about Memphis to help transform you into a true Memphian in about an hour. From food to entertainment to recreation to just getting around, you’ll leave knowing what the locals know — and maybe even more. 


MEMPHIS TRIVIA   Sponsored by Deloitte 

July 26   Loflin Yard | 5:30-7:30PM 

Come test your Memphis know-how at Memphis Trivia Night. Bring a friend and show off local knowledge at this team trivia event. Food and drink provided! 


MEMPHIS 101  Sponsored by Regional One Health 

July 30   National Civil Rights Museum | 6-8PM 

This high-energy, educational session offers an interactive crash course in Memphis culture, people, and politics revealing why Memphis is the place it is today and how our history impacts where we are headed. Memphis 101 imparts a fresh perspective into the city’s personality and is a great experience for newcomers and longtime Memphians alike.