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.

    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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