Poachers. Of any kind.
Nobody is out to steal each other’s talent. The goal is to pool our resources to provide an impactful experience, not secretly recruit another organization’s summer hires. Because the old saying is true, “a rising tide will lift all boats.” We’re here to cheer each other on and further develop this region as an enriching area to live and a thriving community to work.
An employment agency.
While we do hope that the potential employees participating in New Talent ultimately choose to live a great life on the Gulf Coast one day, we are not in the business of job placement for any other organization’s interns or summer hires. We wish them well, but landing an amazing job is entirely up to them!
We’re on to something, and we don’t mind saying so! Our committee is made up of people who believe in the power of solutions, of rolling up our sleeves to make good things happen. We do our very best to provide a professional, polished experience for participating organizations and young people alike. We want New Talent participants to learn from and alongside us so they leave the region with a competitive advantage of landing a great job.
With access to so many amazing regional institutions, it would be hard to produce a boring event. So we don’t. But we also have a great time establishing our organizational priorities, sharing ideas and getting things done. We’re a fun bunch.