SOURCE: College Pro

College Pro

May 16, 2012 19:11 ET

Not Your Average Internship -- Creating Jobs Today and Success Tomorrow

WOBURN, MA--(Marketwire - May 16, 2012) - College has always been the logical "next step" for most young people planning on entering the professional work force. The rules have always been: get good grades, work hard, finish school... and you will succeed. Unfortunately, those rules have changed.

According to the March Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US unemployment rate was around 9.7%, but, for Americans younger than 25 years of age it was nearly 18.8%. According to a recent Pew Research Center study, approximately 37% of all Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 have either been unemployed or underemployed in the past 5 years. A college degree is no longer guaranteed employment; students must think carefully about "marketing" themselves after school, and what real-life skills they will possess that could make the difference in an interview.

In today's merciless job market it can be difficult, nearly impossible, for a college student or recent graduate to find employment that will provide the real life experience and business training that College Pro Painters jobs can offer.

College Pro Painters has been providing jobs for individuals of all backgrounds and skill sets since a young university student started the business in the summer of 1971. However, College Pro offers more that summer employment and the opportunity to make some money; the College Pro Painters internship program gives college students and recent graduates the chance to operate their own painting company during the summer school break. This is no average internship; students are given control of a franchise territory and are trained on all aspects of business operations.

The College Pro Painters franchise manager program teaches marketing and sales, estimating, management skills, customer service, financial management, and of course, how to paint houses! All of these valuable skills can be parleyed into nearly any business or industry.

The College Pro Painters internship is one single job from College Pro, but each intern hires his or her own labor force and therefore one job creates many. Every intern in the College Pro Painters franchise manager program interviews and hires teams of painters, customer service representatives, and window washers.

College Pro Painters jobs provide people with the opportunity to make money in an environment that prepares them for any career they desire after college. College Pro Painters success comes right from the mouth of one College Pro alumni, Kyle Brady, when he explains the multiple benefits of a summer internship with College Pro:

"I am an Electrical Engineering major and one of my biggest concerns when I signed on to run a College Pro Painters franchise was if the job was applicable to my future career goals. I am glad to say that is definitely the case. I recently was hired as an intern at another company, and during the interview process my answers to probably 90% of the questions started with: "One time when I was working with College Pro..." While the job was definitely the most challenging one I have ever had, I worked as hard as I could to make absolutely certain that things would turn out the way I wanted them to. My General Manager coached and helped me through the entire year, setting goals that ensured success and holding me responsible to hit those goals."

About College Pro Painters:
College Pro Painters, the premier student run exterior painting company in the United States and Canada, has been providing students and non-students alike with jobs inside the company as well as outside since they opened over 40 years ago. College Pro offers part time work while giving you the opportunity to develop skills that will prepare you for success in the long run.

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