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A Parisian in Memphis

At the Chamber, we’re proud to be involved with several internship programs. The Chamber recently welcomed Alice Jehan, our international intern from France. Alice is a senior at the University of Bordeaux IV and plans to work abroad in an international environment to discover new cultures and interesting ways of living. During her internship with us, she will assist us in identifying inputs for our international strategic planning and best practices for international business development. One fun fact we’ve discovered about her is her love of Nutella and bread.

Here’s what Alice had to say about why she chose Memphis for her internship:

Why did you choose the Greater Memphis Chamber for your internship?
I am finishing my Master’s degree in International Management and an internship abroad is the last step before graduating. Doing an internship in a Chamber is a really good opportunity to gain experience in many different businesses.

Why Memphis?
I just spent the spring semester in San Antonio and visited Memphis during a road trip. I enjoyed the atmosphere of the city and met wonderful people during the few days I spent here. I feel like Memphis has a particular spirit that makes the city unique and invites you to stay a little bit longer.

What have you enjoyed the most so far about our city?
I’ve been in Memphis for three weeks now and I haven’t had time to visit a lot yet but I really enjoy looking at the Mississippi river every day. I also like the historical side of the city with the old factories downtown that makes me travel in the past. On the other hand I was really surprised about the size of the city. After all in Europe we always talk about walking distance not driving distance!

If you had to give only three aspects about Memphis, what would they be?
Music, the Mississippi river and southern culture.

What do you think makes Memphis stand out?
What stands out about your community is its strong will to give to the world a great image of Memphis and its dynamism. 

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