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Plano Mayor John Muns, Jonathan Latham, Senior Director of National Sales from Capital One Auto Finance Division, and approximately 300 teens attend Intern Prep for the 10th annual Plano Mayor's Summer Internship Program. Photo credit: Brian Williams

In preparation for the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program job fair next month, approximately 300 Plano high school juniors attended a full day of intern prep training March 18 at Plano ISD’s Sockwell Center.

Students got a crash course in everything from resume building and elevator speeches, to mock interviews, professional etiquette and life skills.

The students are aiming to secure a coveted spot in the summer internship program, which runs June 12-Aug. 4, and immerses teens within some of the area’s most sought-after businesses, nonprofits and government agencies.

Capital One – the program’s founding and presenting sponsor for 10 years – rolled out a fun and fast-paced curriculum with the help of Plano Mayor John Muns, who offered sage advice and words of encouragement, plus a Q&A panel with intern alums, seminars with business professionals and break-out groups conducting mock interviews.

It’s not too late for interested businesses and nonprofits to sign up and offer a teen a life-changing opportunity. Organizations, from startups and mid-sized businesses to major corporations, can sign up by April 1. The job fair will be held April 21.

For more information and to sign up, go to planomayorsinterns.org.

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