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 NewsSummer 2016
Alumni reconnected to the growing Posse network, engaged in professional development workshops, and shared ideas for how they can continue to advance Posse’s goal to change the face and quality of leadership in the United States.Summer 2016
Posse has affiliations with a dozen graduate programs around the country that offer a limited number of full-tuition scholarships to Posse alumni each year.Summer 2016
Alumni representing all 10 Posse cities gathered in Miami for the annual Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC) session and national board meeting to kick off their 2016-17 governing year.Summer 2016
Kenneth Perry Jr. may have graduated from The College of Wooster in 2013, but this alumnus has remained engaged with Posse Atlanta.Spring 2016
Illinois Wesleyan University will recruit its first Posse from New Orleans this fall, and Boston University, already recruiting from Atlanta, will select its first Posse from the Bay Area.