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Memphis is the birthplace of many things. It’s where the world’s first hotel chain (Holiday Inn), the first full-service grocery store (Piggly Wiggly), the first outlet mall and the world’s first and largest overnight package delivery company (FedEx) were all born. Music fans recognize Memphis as the “Home of the Blues” and the “Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” the place where such legends as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and B. B. King honed their talent. Food aficionados know Memphis for its pork barbecue and soul food. It is also home to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, the Mid-South’s largest medical center and the world’s largest air cargo airport. The city’s vibrant history of culture, music and business innovation has helped shape the world, and it continues to inspire millions of people.

MemphisThe greater Memphis area has a population of 1.1 million, which makes the city the 24th largest in the country. It offers many cultural and entertainment opportunities, including major museum exhibits, sporting events, concerts, art shows, lectures and community festivals that take place throughout the year. The AAA baseball team, the Redbirds, and the NBA team, the Grizzlies, both call Memphis home.

University of Memphis alumni include entertainers such as Dixie Carter, Stella Stevens and William Sanderson; best-selling authors Eric Jerome Dickey and Johanna Edwards; former U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Fred Thompson, as well as numerous CEOs and presidents of major corporations.

Due to its diverse business, industry and educational landscape, Memphis offers exceptional student internships and employment opportunities in a variety of fields both during and after a student’s college career.

A lot of great things have come out of Memphis … you could be next.


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