GLENDALE, CA, June 2, 2017 – AppleOne’s 2017 Intern-to-Dream Summer Internship Program is now in session! As in previous years, the program has attracted exceptional STEM-focused students from Southern California’s top universities. This year, AppleOne selected 23 participants after considering over 500 applications for its Intern-to-Dream Program, a vital component of the company’s commitment to building opportunities for the next generation of talent.
Intern-to-Dream’s 2017 Summer Program kicks off with a Summer Orientation event on June 5th during which Janice Bryant Howroyd, ACT•1 Founder and CEO, will be giving a keynote speech. Bernie Howroyd, AppleOne Founder, and Brett Howroyd, AppleOne President, will also be welcoming more than 60 attendees including university officials and the interns. “The schools we’re working with have provided us some of the nation’s most excellent candidates,” says Brett Howroyd. “We are thrilled to continue to promote healthy career opportunities for these talented students; especially in STEM and STEAM job exposures.”
During their 12-week internship, students will be working within the company’s Marketing, IT, Employee Relations, Engineering, and Accounting departments. They will be exposed to real-world work situations, follow a professional development curriculum, be trained in the hiring process, and ensured meaningful work. They will also be receiving one-on-one mentoring for leadership skills, and will be working on a career-goal specific final project that they will present to the executive team on their graduation. The intended outcome is 23 career-confident individuals completing the program with transferable professional skills, and who are also ardent AppleOne ambassadors.
“Our Intern program is about mentoring. More importantly, it’s also about sponsoring,” says Janice Bryant Howroyd. “Mentoring is having the right conversations with a mentee; sponsoring is having the right conversations about them, to support their network and growth!”