Preparing Scholars to excel in the workforce
One of the primary aims of The Posse Foundation is to train the leaders of tomorrow. The Career Program provides Posse Scholars with the tools and opportunities needed to secure the most competitive and career-enhancing internships and jobs. In order to achieve this, Posse partners with exceptional companies and organizations worldwide. The Career Program has three core components: 1) The Internship Program, 2) Career Services, and 3) The Alumni Network.
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The Career Program is a powerful way for industry-leading companies and organizations to make a significant contribution to the development of tomorrow’s leaders. Posse partners with these organizations, which in turn provide meaningful internship opportunities to Posse Scholars. These internships are essential to Scholars’ professional development and success. Many of these partners offer a comprehensive program involving mentorship, professional development opportunities and performance evaluations. Posse currently has more than 190 career partners.
Career Services offers career planning assistance to Posse Scholars. The Career Program develops workshops that focus on resume writing, interviewing skills and other professional development areas. These sessions are offered during the summer and winter breaks. This component aims to educate Posse Scholars about potential careers and to guide them through the process, from targeting an industry to securing a job.
Posse alumni remain actively involved with the Foundation. As leaders, they are succeeding in a variety of fields in the workforce. Posse alumni are doctors, teachers, engineers, graduate students, lawyers, social workers and bankers. Of Posse alumni with two or more years of professional experience, 41 percent have a graduate degree or are currently pursuing a graduate degree. Posse alumni also act as an excellent resource for each other and for current Posse Scholars.
Download Fulfilling the Promise, which details the perspectives, interests and successes of Posse alumni over the last two decades.
Latest NewsSpring 2015
The University of Michigan is the latest top institution to partner with The Posse Foundation’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program. In 2016, the renowned public university will admit its first Posse from Chicago, Illinois.Winter 2015
Posse New Orleans honored Entergy Corporation for its outstanding commitment to education in the community. Leo P. Denault, Entergy’s chairman and chief executive officer, accepted the award on the company’s behalf.Winter 2015
Sophomore Tayler Butler is co-head of Building Up Hudson, a community outreach program at Bard College that is designed and implemented by college students to serve high school students in a town close to Bard’s campus.Winter 2015
Edwan Hernandez, a sophomore Posse Scholar majoring in computer science at the University of California, Berkeley, and his team of programmers were recognized for their phone app that synchronizes a time-stamp feature to classroom notes taken during video lectures.