Today's college students face unprecedented challenges. Graduating from college or a university with a degree no longer means a guaranteed position in a high-growth career. College graduates now confront high unemployment rates and a highly competitive job market. According to a recent Daily Finance report published by AOL Money and Finance, only 57% of college degree-holders are currently working full time. Nearly half (43%) of graduates employed full time are working in positions that don't even require a four-year degree.
By better preparing these students to compete in the workforce, we're not only improving their lives. We're also improving our businesses, our communities, and our economy. College Works Paintings provides college and university students a unique, life-transforming opportunity to build business management and leadership skills, hands-on. No other company empowers students to run their own local businesses, manage their own crew of people, and provide a much-needed service within their communities - while earning money as well as invaluable experience.
College Works Painting also provides students the opportunity to secure a paid internship for the summer, in a current environment where paid internships are scarce. According to a recent Time article, an estimated 50% of internships do not come with pay. Ours does. This allows students to not only gain valuable work experience, but to help finance their college educations as well.
Participating students emerge from the experience with a greater understanding of what it takes to run a successful business, and with a competitive edge that sets them apart in a widening field of job applicants. Weíre building a stronger workforce, better prepared to create a stronger economy.
College Works Painting gives undergraduate students an extraordinary opportunity to build a competitive resume and gain marketable leadership skills by teaching them how to manage their very own painting business.
We help them develop and demonstrate a strong skillset encompassing business ethics, communication, organizational management and sales, along with a firm understanding of the mechanics of leadership applicable to any profession.
Each selected manager will oversee the marketing, sales, management, and customer relations of a house painting business in their hometown.
It's very important the student demonstrates excellent communication skills and a tremendous work ethic.
College Works Painting
1682 Langley Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614
Number of Interns: 101 or more
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Paid, Stipend
Duration: 3 to 6 months
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors