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 NewsFall 2016
Niyonsaba Magnifique was awarded a scholarship from Texas A&M University’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship to help establish an educational nonprofit in Burundi and Rwanda.Fall 2016
The Houston Chapter of the Society of Information Management awarded Posse Houston a grant in support of Texas A&M University’s STEM Posses.Fall 2016
The Posse Career Program provides Scholars with access to the resources and opportunities that will prepare them to secure competitive and career-enhancing internships, fellowships and research opportunities.Fall 2016
In June, weeks before the cauldron was lit in Rio, Posse Houston Scholars, their families, Posse staff and alumni participated in a day of friendly competition and team building.Fall 2016
Veterans Program Scholars Patrick Hood and Brian Barkman Jr. were hired for prestigious summer internships in New York City at Moody’s and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, respectively.