ABOUT

Dedicated to supporting Tulsa interns and internships

Founded with a vision for Tulsa’s talent pipeline, Campus Tulsa is powered by a highly skilled team of education and workforce innovators.

Our Story

Campus Tulsa was founded in the fall of 2020 in response to the growing need for bachelor degree holders in Oklahoma. While there are over 67,000 college degree holders within a 50 mile radius of Tulsa, for the workforce to meet Tulsa’s growth trajectory, especially in skilled and niche areas, the city needs to take a systematic approach to attracting and retaining college graduates. Campus Tulsa exists to help college students fall in love with Tulsa & launch their careers at area businesses and nonprofits after they graduate. 

Our mission is simple...

More students interning in Tulsa than any other city in the region.

The data shows internships are a critical factor for both companies and students when landing in full-time jobs after graduation. 

Tulsa is a city on the rise, experiencing a boom in innovation fields — especially tech. To meet the needs of this growth, we have to develop and diversify our talent. Internships are the first step in attracting skilled, ambitious, young professionals to work in Tulsa. 

The right internships

We help companies design and launch internship programs that focus on the student experience and drive success.

Equitable access for students 

We take an intentional approach to growing awareness among diverse community and student groups to ensure diversity in the application, selection, and internship hiring process. 

Critical support 

We offer both companies and students resources to ensure that intern needs are met — onboarding, housing, enrichment events. 

Our work is to:

Increase the number of paid internships in Tulsa that value student talent
Diversify our hiring pools to reflect the many types of student leaders
Support students in building meaningful communities and connections 
And introduce them to all that Tulsa has to offer

Our goals are to:

Support our region with increasing the number of bachelor degree holders ages 25-34
Support our region with retaining college students in our region
Create inclusive work environments for all college students to thrive

Meet the Team

Founding Managing Director

Darla Liggins

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Darla Liggins is the Founding Managing Director of Campus Tulsa. She brings over a decade of experience and a proven track record of success launching innovative education programs in both the nonprofit and business sectors. She has a knack for building communities with impact, and developing leaders across the country.

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Founding Intern Engagement Coordinator

Lafonzo Spigner

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Lafonzo is a recent graduate of the University of Oklahoma from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Lafonzo graduated from the University in May 2021 with a Bachelors's degree in Public Relations. During his time at the university, Lafonzo learned the importance of service, leadership, and giving back to their university community.

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