Chamber calls Intern Expo a success

by | Feb 10, 2024 | Events

From the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce:

The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce welcomed almost 550 high school students from King George, Spotsylvania, Caroline, Stafford and Fredericksburg, including homeschool and private schools as well as college students from Mary Washington University and Germanna Community College Tuesday, February 6th for their 3rd Intern Expo, “Oh the Places You’ll Go”.

With a record number of vendors, nearly 100, businesses representing career options in various fields such as agriculture, architecture and construction, business management and administration, education, engineering, finance, government and public affairs, health science, hospitality and tourism, law and public safety, manufacturing, marketing, real estate, science, transportation and distribution. 50 volunteers also assisted with breakout sessions that included mock interviews and career assessments, the event was a huge success!

Carley Swaim Walker, Director of WorkForce NOW said, “The Intern Expo was more than just an event; it was a gateway to unlocking the potential of tomorrow’s workforce. Our almost 100 businesses that attended had the opportunity to engage with the brightest minds from local schools, colleges, and universities. The 3rd annual Intern Expo was an interactive platform that fostered connections, promoted collaboration, and provided a firsthand look at the talent that is shaping the future. We are thrilled about the success of the event as we look to the future, tracking the progress of the connections made and the knowledge obtained.  We send a huge thank you to all that aided in making it a regional success.”

Students that participated and attended the event have an opportunity to receive a $1,500 scholarship (3 available). Scholarship applications are due April 19th, 2024 and winners will be chosen by the Workforce Now Selection Committee the following week with winners being notified June 1st, 2024.

This event was hosted by WorkForce NOW and the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce in partnership with University of Mary Washington and sponsored by FAB, Rappahannock Goodwill Industries, Matern Staffing, and Ignite Cinemas.


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