Growing northeast Oklahoma's diverse talent pipeline

The Tulsa's NextGEN Talent externship experience was created to ensure a bright, diverse group of students are connected to business leaders and career opportunities in Tulsa before they leave for college.


This initiative will increase the visibility of young, college-bound and entrepreneurially-minded students and increase economic access and mobility for underrepresented students, specifically African American students. The externship will place up to 40 Black juniors and seniors from Tulsa area schools for three weeks in a Tulsa-area company for career exploration and experiential learning. This is a paid externship opportunity, and students will receive a generous stipend upon completion.

Sponsor a student

We are currently accepting sponsorships from businesses that would like to participate in this initiative. We are seeking businesses and entrepreneurs who can provide career exploration interaction, C-level access, job shadowing opportunities and a meaningful experience during the three-week externship.

By sponsoring a student you are:

  • Supporting northeast Oklahoma’s talent retention efforts.
  • Increasing economic access for underrepresented students in the region.
  • Providing meaningful career exploration and professional development to students.
  • Preparing students for college and their future careers. 





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