Intern Mixer Series

Navigating Your Internship and Exploring the Community

Welcome to our Intern Mixer Series! We’re excited to kick off a series of three events designed to enhance your internship experience and help you make the most out of your time in Southwest Michigan. Whether you’re new to the city or looking to expand your network, these mixers are tailored to be fun and provide valuable insights and connections.

Event 1: Navigating Your Internship Workshop and Intern Mixer

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | Kickstart Workshop – 12 Noon to 4 p.m. | Intern Mixer and Walking Tour – 4 to 6 p.m.
Catalyst Center | 180 E Water Street | Kalamazoo, MI

Our first event is a dynamic half-day workshop focused on helping you navigate and excel in your internship. From understanding company culture to effective communication strategies, our expert speakers and interactive program will provide valuable tips and insights to ensure you make the most out of your internship experience. This engaging session will cover:

  • Understanding company dynamics and culture
  • Effective communication and networking skills
  • Setting goals and managing expectations
  • Navigating challenges and seeking support

Intern Mixer and Walking Tour – 4 to 6 p.m.

After an engaging workshop, unwind and mingle with fellow interns over drinks and snacks. This is the perfect opportunity to network, exchange experiences, and build connections in a relaxed atmosphere. Get to know your peers and forge friendships that will last beyond your internship.

Cap off the day with a guided walking tour of downtown Kalamazoo! Discover the vibrant culture, bustling streets, and hidden gems that make our city unique. From iconic landmarks to trendy eateries, this tour will introduce you to exciting opportunities to explore during your summer stay. Highlights include:

  • Iconic landmarks and historic sites
  • Trendy restaurants and local cuisine
  • Recreational activities and entertainment options
  • Insider tips for making the most of your time in the city

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your internship experience and explore everything our city has to offer. Join us for an unforgettable series of events tailored to make your summer memorable!

Register for the Navigating Your Internship Workshop and Walking Tour.

Note: Please RSVP to secure your spot for the Intern Mixer Series. Limited spaces available.

Intern Mixer Series | Event 1

Event 2: Kalamazoo Growlers | Minor League Baseball Game Mixer

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 | Doors open at 6 p.m.
Mayors River Front Park | 251 Mills St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Join us for an exciting evening at the ballpark! Experience the thrill of a minor league baseball game while enjoying delicious food, refreshing drinks, and the company of fellow interns. This popular and fun mixer also provides access to small business owners and Chamber members, offering valuable networking opportunities in a casual and entertaining setting.

Cheer for the 2022 Northwood League Champion Kalamazoo Growlers Baseball team as they take on the Kenosha Kingfish squad. We have reserved the Miller Lite Party Zone for this classic event, created to bring summer interns together for some fun and to make connections. Meet us at Homer Stryker Field, located in Mayors’ Riverfront Park.

Registration is required. Register to claim your ticket which includes a ticket to the game, group seating at the Miller Lite Bear Trap, food, and drinks. (Students who are 21 may select alcoholic beverages).

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Event 3: Bowling at Revel & Roll West

Thursday, July 18, 2024 | 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Revel & Roll West | 4500 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Wrap up the summer with a bang at our bowling and laser tag extravaganza! Head to a local recreation venue for an action-packed evening of friendly competition and camaraderie. Enjoy delicious food, refreshing drinks, and plenty of laughs as you bowl strikes and dodge lasers with your fellow interns. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the end of a successful internship and create lasting memories together.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your internship experience and explore everything our city has to offer. Join us for an unforgettable series of events tailored to make your summer memorable!

Note: Please RSVP to secure your spot for the Intern Mixer Series. Limited spaces available.

Intern Mixer Series | Event 3

The Intern Mixer Series is proudly supported by:

SMF Kalamazoo Promise