QuickBridge Sponsors Third Three-Day Internship Program for CSU Fullerton Guardian Scholars
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 23, 2018--QuickBridge, a privately-held, leading financial services firm offering working capital to small businesses nationwide, partnered with California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and non-profit OC United to sponsor its third three-day internship program for CSUF Guardian Scholars. Three CSUF students were selected for 24 hours of onsite job experience at QuickBridge’s office headquarters. Upon completion, each student was awarded a $1,000 scholarship and an ongoing mentorship opportunity with a QuickBridge team member.
The Guardian Scholar interns gained real-world business experience through:Job-shadowing marketing, human resources, and accounting mentors Learning what experience and education is needed for jobs in human resources, marketing, credit, accounting, IT, sales, and operations Taking skills tests, attending hands-on resume workshops, and engaging in mock job interview sessions Enjoying offsite networking opportunities with QuickBridge team members and managers
Selection requirements for the intern positions included being a CSUF Guardian Scholar in good standing and submitting an essay on why they wanted to participate in an internship with QuickBridge.
The goal of the program is to help the chosen interns hone their educational, business, and interpersonal skills. According to one of the interns, “the program served as an investment in my college experience. I was in foster care and am a first-generation college student. This opportunity was a blessing and helps pave the way for my academic journey.” Another participant remarked, “the internship expanded what I’ve already learned, and has guided me in the right direction.” An intern who has entrepreneurial aspirations said, “overall this was a great opportunity to develop the professional skills I will need for my future business.”
“Collaborating with businesses like QuickBridge who offer these mentorship opportunities is paramount to the success of our Guardian Scholars program,” said Marysol Mendoza, Foster Youth and Guardian Scholar Specialist at CSUF. “We’re committed to supporting current and former foster youth exiting the foster care system. The QuickBridge internship program contributes to the quality and depth of the student’s university experience.”
President Ben Gold said the company’s third internship program continued to reinforce QuickBridge’s corporate commitment to the OC United / CSUF Guardian Scholars program.
“Once again, our team was thoroughly inspired by the students’ commitment and engagement in our program,” Gold said. “Each time we can meet and work with these amazing young individuals, we walk away feeling like we’ve learned more from them than they have from us. Their commitment to education and achievement – despite the adversity they have faced – ensures they will find future success. We are thrilled to have been a small part of their journey.”
For more information on QuickBridge, visit https://www.quickbridge.com/.
Founded in 2011, Quick Bridge Funding LLC (stylized as QuickBridge) is a privately-held financial services firm headquartered in Irvine, California with a satellite office in New York City. QuickBridge provides small business loans and short-term working capital loans for small to mid-sized businesses nationwide. QuickBridge ranked two consecutive years on the Inc. 500 list and is a previous Business Intelligence Group and Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) award winner. Visit quickbridge.com.
Products offered by Quick Bridge Funding, LLC and affiliates are business loans only. The products are provided by third parties and subject to lender approval. Loans to customers in California are made or arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law License. License number: 603 J292.
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