Hundreds of local students and West Michigan businesses joined the Intern Connect, put on by Hello West Michigan. College students from around the area were greeted with a day of networking and motivational speakers during the interactive day. Students were able to take tours of downtown businesses, attend a rally with area speakers at DeVos Place, and enjoy a strolling dinner with local business leaders at the (GRAM) Grand Rapids Art Museum.
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This is the first year for the West Michigan Intern Connect, put on by Hello West Michigan. Hello West Michigan promotes West Michigan as a place where business thrives, and people want to live and work, says their website. Local businesses want to hire top talent, and Hello West Michigan helps guide new West Michigan residents to find their fit in the area.