What Young Professionals are Saying

The InSight St. Louis trip was my “Gateway to the West.” The trip and organization members provided me the opportunity to view such a vibrant, welcoming community, and connect with professionals that would eventually nurture me as I embarked on my nursing career. I am grateful that I got the chance to expand my horizons and create new friendships. St. Louis is a great place to build the lifestyle of your choice – it has unique communities, activities to suit a variety of interests, and a multitude of historical, cultural, and educational institutions to support individuals seeking to broaden their knowledge.
— Christyna Harris, BJC Healthcare; Howard University, Nursing Major
At Monsanto diversity isn’t an initiative, it’s the way that we do business. We strive to bring the best and the brightest minds to our organization with varying experiences and backgrounds. The InSight St. Louis partner Universities provide us with the opportunity to reach students that help make our business more successful.
— Clarissa Okpaleke, Monsanto Company, Talent Acquisition & University Recruiter

26 Reasons To Appreciate The Hidden Gem Of St. Louis

No one wants to be known as a "fly-over" city. St. Louis, nestled in the Midwest about three hundred miles from its more popular cousin, Chicago, has long had that unfortunate designation, along with a spot on lists such as "America's Saddest Cities" and "Most Dangerous U.S. Cities.

But there's the case to be made for "The Lou", as it's affectionately called, as America's most hidden gem.


Life in the "Lou"

Insight St. Louis gives you the tools to create the lifestyle of your choice and provides unique access to what really matters in one of America’s most liveable cities.

InSight St. Louis gets you up close and personal with decision makers in government, the private sector and cultural scene. Through a year long, unique regional immersion program you will gain access to the Mayor of St. Louis, County Executive and other elected officials, top business, civic and cultural leaders and other movers and shakers who make a difference in St. Louis.

If you want to get out and enjoy St. Louis, there’s a ton to do on any given day or night:

  • St. Louis Black Repertory Theatre
  • Fair St. Louis/Live on the Levee free summer concert series
  • St. Louis Cardinals in the spring and summer
  • Gateway Classic every fall
  • St. Louis Blues Hockey in the winter
  • Mardi Gras celebrations – 2nd largest in the United States
  • Nightlife is always bustling in the hot spots around town – Downtown, Central West End and Clayton all boast a burgeoning restaurant, art and music scene

Create your own experience. Create meaningful connections. Create the lifestyle of your choice in St. Louis. Find an organization to bond with, volunteer your time or network with in St. Louis: