Enterprise Holdings Summer Interns Program
On May 19, 2014 Ron Smith, director of the The W. A. Franke College of Business (FCB) Career Development Office (CDO), was notified that the FCB had been awarded a $5,000 grant for support of a summer interns program by the Enterprise Holdings Foundation Board. The opportunity, to be called the “Enterprise Holdings Summer Intern Program,” will remove the financial barrier for five first generation students by providing the funding to enroll in a summer internship for credit, allowing participation in this meaningful extra-curricular experience with a qualified company.
This $5,000 scholarship fund will be matched by the FCB, thus impacting a total of ten (10) deserving students.
Northern Arizona University (NAU) currently enrolls over 40 percent first generation students. Due to limited financial resources, many students must decide between working a summer job and enrolling in a summer internship for credit to progress in their degree program. The summer internship, a credit-based course, includes rigorous oversight by FCB faculty for the best student experiential learning practice.
Heather Jansen, Talent Acquisition specialist, Human Resources, with Enterprise Holdings reached out to Smith in December 2013 to let him know of the opportunity.
Said Jansen, “[T]wice a year Enterprise employees have the opportunity to request grants on behalf of charitable organization, business partners, community efforts and other 501c(3) organizations. The Foundation reviews these requests and responds by allowing us to serve programs in our communities through donations. I would love to be able to help you as well if you have any programs that you are currently working on to further our partnership with NAU.”
The FCB is grateful for this support and knows that the students will gain from this experience in a way that will be far-reaching in their career development.
Learn more about Enterprise Holdings HERE.
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