Night Series

No other city in the US is preparing its college students for the real world better than Tulsa.

This summer is your chance to get ahead.

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About Night Series

SummerTulsa Night Series is a 6-week, evening and weekend series for 36 incoming college juniors and seniors. It’s designed to fit with internship and summer job schedules that have you busy during the day. Sponsored by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, this series is available to students free of charge.

You’ll learn professional skills from leaders and influencers in Tulsa who will be taking the time to impart their practical wisdom in intimate settings.

In addition, you’ll develop leadership skills, engage in networking activities, and do service with local organizations. This will help you decide which doors you want to open for your next step in life.

In a recent survey, 74% of college students reported that their school doesn’t prepare them for the professional world.

The Night Series is designed to fill that gap in the most engaging, fun way.

We also want to get you hooked on Tulsa, and see why so many people are beginning to get excited about our city.

How it works

Meeting 3x each week (6-10 hours/week) for six weeks, programming will include:


Professional development, aka “What they don’t teach you in college”

  • Headshots
  • How to have a coffee chat
  • Knowing the difference between coaches and mentors
  • Finance 101: homebuying, credit, banking
  • Managing Up
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Digital footprints and online visibility

Leadership training

  • Week 1: Knowing Self
  • Week 2: having an Asset-Based Lens
  • Week 3: Successful Communication and Feedback Protocols
  • Week 4: Listening Assertively and with Empathy
  • Week 5: Managing Self / Stress Response
  • Week 6: Habits > Goals

Volunteering at local organizations


Social Outings


Summer 2020 is launching soon. Here are some logistical details for the Impact Academy.

Jun 1 - Jul 10, 2020

series dates


attendance requirement

36 Openings

for college students

May 22, 2020

applications due

The Night Series will follow city/state/federal COVID-19 guidelines for in-person or virtual meetings.

Who it's for

Any rising college junior or senior living in/near Tulsa during Summer 2020 can apply! Open to and relevant for all majors/minors who:

  • Show a strong basis for leadership potential
  • Crave mentorship and to practice real-world skills
  • Want to socialize and make friends
  • Open-minded and enthusiastic about learning new things
  • Are interested in a future in Tulsa and over time, mentoring the next group of up-and coming Tulsan leadership

What's in it for you

Get on a first-name basis with people in Tulsa who can mentor you in so many ways.

Improve your resume and work on strategies/professional skills for your post-college life.

Create friendships with other local college students and set the foundation for strong social circles following graduation.

Experience Tulsa in a completely new way, opening your eyes to the city’s potential and gaining perspective into its future trajectory.

Apply to the Night Series by May 22, 2020 to be considered for our Summer 2020 sessions. The application is simple, fun, and should take you less than 30 minutes to complete.

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