Our Mission: Inspiring UpTurns to be Prepared, Equipped and Experienced with a Plan for the Future.
"I came into UpTurnships being very confused on where exactly I wanted to be after graduation. Now I feel like I've met so many long-lasting relationships, and I feel very confident about where I'm going in the future.""
Teresa Nguyen, 2018 UpTurn
"The coaches are amazing and we appreciate them being available after the program to help us through whatever we need!
Kitana Holland, UpTurn 2016
"The coaches have helped us grow in more ways than one; personally and professionally, and their encouragement/guidance has helped mold us into the type of professionals we'd always dreamt of being."
Shaquelle Gutherie, 2015 UpTurn
"The UpTurnships team coached me to become more productive and confident at my work site. The team helped me build a bridge between who I was when I first entered and who I wanted to be after the program ended."
Zain Ijaz, 2019 UpTurn
Employers crave a solid pipeline of prepared new hires excited to work at their companies. They rely heavily on internships to find these candidates, and increasingly want interns to commit earlier and earlier to careers with them. But many students aren't prepared, experienced or equipped for these experiences or they can't afford to take an unpaid internship opportunity.
We recruit motivated, diverse college students interested in business fields who seek paid internship opportunities or full-time jobs.
We collaborate with Twin Cities employers looking for exceptional interns who can easily transition into valuable team members. Our Alums are trained and have a proven track record to drive results at our partner employer's companies.
Training & Coaching
We provide 110+ hours of business training, coaching, and career planning to a select group of students so they leave prepared, equipped, and experienced, with a plan for the future.
How to Participate
Apply for a business internship for spring or summer 2021.
Partner with us, for access to a new source of motivated, diverse and prepared talent.
Use your professional skills to fuel the next generation.
Contribute to a better tomorrow.
See the Success in Action
2016 MIP (Most Improved Person)
Ways to Connect
Come see what we're all about at our next workshop, event or recruitment opportunity.