Sign up now for Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship program

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Applications are now available for Plano ISD sophomores and juniors interested in serving as interns in the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program. Students with at least a 3.0 GPA can apply now through March 1 (by 5 p.m.) for the Plano Mayor’s Summer Internship Program.

A “learn-and-earn” opportunity, the program teaches essential workforce skills and provides connections to some of the area’s top corporations and nonprofits.

The eight-week paid internship program runs June 10-August 2, and students can earn a minimum of $10 per hour working 20-to-40 hour weeks.

Marking the sixth year of the program, Mayor LaRosiliere reports that students benefit from real-life experiences in the workplace, meaningful assignments and opportunities to shadow executives. Interns get to observe company operations, network with upper-level management, and gain exposure to a wide array of careers.

Students also benefit from the rigorous internship prep training, the highly competitive Job Fair and other enrichment opportunities.

To qualify, students must complete an online application, which includes a short essay. Additionally, applicants must be enrolled as sophomores or juniors (seniors are not eligible) at a Plano ISD high school; have a 3.0 GPA (minimum); be 16 years of age by June 10, 2019; and be eligible to work in the United States.

In addition, a mandatory Internship Prep training will be held Saturday, March 23, focusing on resume development and interviewing, business communication, professional dress and personal goal planning.

Once those requirements are met, employers will interview intern candidates at the highly competitive Job Fair slated for Friday, April 26, from 3-7 p.m. at the Plano Event Center.

Selected students will receive a formal job offer in May. If chosen, students will then complete two days of Intern Enrichment and Orientation on Wednesday, June 5, and Thursday, June 6, when business soft skills, networking, teambuilding and work-readiness topics will be addressed.

New this year is a Community Service Day to be held June 14 at North Texas Food Bank, when interns come together and give back in a meaningful way.

The program culminates each summer with Mayor LaRosiliere hosting a luncheon honoring the interns and employers on Monday, July 29, at the Hilton Granite Park.

Details and online application. For questions, contact Mary Peltier at mary.peltier@vwaitgroup.com.

 

Plano TX Skate Park opening Aug. 11 on Coit Road #PlanoParksRec

Skate boarders gather ’round: Are you a skateboarder or do you have one in the family? Plano’s opening its first skate park. Be a part of the grand opening celebration at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 on the southeast corner of Carpenter Park (6701 Coit Road between Spring Creek Parkway and Legacy)
Planned since 2005, Carpenter Park Skate Park was designed by Newline Skate Parks and built by Dean Construction with SPA Skate Parks. The site includes some of the most extensive and unique skate features in the Collin County and Dallas-Fort Worth area. Skaters can drop in to one of the largest bowls in the area as well as various sized ramps, rails, stair sets and ledges. The Plano skate park is in a “P” shape resembling the official Plano logo.
Admission is free. Hours of operation, along with rules, are available on the Carpenter Park Skate Park webpage. Skateboards, scooters and roller blades are allowed but no bikes.
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Thousands left in good spirits after Sunday’s Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness at Plano Event Center

Thousands turned out at the Plano Event Center on Sunday for the 7th-annual Holistic Festival of Life & Wellness … and the beat goes on …

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#spirit #soul #drums #dance #sound #light #whitelight #crystals #herbs #holistic #festival

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Plano Event Center: Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness @visitPlano

Many more speakers and yoga throughout the day. See Festival website for list of what’s happening and times.

If you want to learn more about yoga and holistic wellness, check it out in Plano at the Plano Event Center, Spring Creek Parkway and Jupiter Road east of U.S. 75.

Check it out at Holistic Festival of Life dot com

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Ready to stretch? Need change? Missing something? Explore yoga, healthy ways on Sunday at Plano Event Center – Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness @visitplano

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2000 East Plano Parkway Plano TX 75084 at Jupiter Road east of U.S. 75 Central Expressway north of Dallas.

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Sunday, June 24.

Is your water healthy? Ask Pierre Sergio at Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness in Plano Event Center on Sunday June 24 @visitplano

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Belly dancing Sunday at Plano Event Center at Holistic Festival of Life and Wellness @visitPlano

The Event in Plano will feature holistic health and yoga all day Sunday, June 24 at the Plano Event Center at 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway Plano TX 75074. There will additional belly dancing presentations on Sunday. See schedule at Holistic Festival of Life dot com

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