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 175 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 2016
Posse New York’s 13 partner colleges and universities awarded 133 talented Scholars four-year, full-tuition scholarships worth more than $24 million.Spring 2016
First-year Scholar Athena Sofides, a member of Smith College’s first STEM Posse, is passionate about protecting the health of our environment.Spring 2016
Babson College alumna Kadia Tubman, an industry relations coordinator in the global marketing and communications group at Nielsen, became a Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC) representative in 2015.Spring 2016
Ten incredible high school seniors—the first Posse Scholars selected from the Bay Area—received four-year, full-tuition college scholarships from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.Spring 2016
New Scholar Simone Moore, a senior at Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, performed at a showcase for classically trained vocalists at St. Aidan’s Church in February.