Stay in Philly: New program encourages college interns to stay close

    A new program aims to give college students a positive working experience while also encouraging them to make a home in Philadelphia after they graduate.

    In a story from CBS 3 in Philadelphia, the program, called “My Philly Summer” features summer internships while also offering opportunities to enjoy the city.

    The program is also meant to serve as a networking opportunity for soon-to-be college grads.

    Deborah Diamond, president of Campus Philly, tells CBS 3 the goal is to introduce the summer interns to some great people in Philadelphia while introducing them to each other.

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    According to the story, it’s estimated that if Philadelphia raised its college attainment rate by just 1 percent, the impact would be $4.4 billion because college grads earn more money and rely less on social services.

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