Charles Schwab’s Second Classroom-to-Career Series Aims to Build a Better
Bridge between Academia and the Job Market for UCF Students
SAN FRANCISCO -- September 12, 2013
While students work hard to finish college, many lack the practical coaching
and skills to help them land their first job. To help bridge this gap for
University of Central Florida (UCF) students. Schwab’s employee resource
group, Black Professionals at Charles Schwab (BPACS), has teamed up with UCF’s
Multicultural Student Center for its second year of the UCF Bridge Development
Program. This six-session, weekend program offers students and recent
graduates the opportunity to gain practical and essential business skills to
effectively transition from classroom to career. The biweekly program begins
Saturday, Sept. 14.
Topics covered during the program include personal branding, resume-writing,
interviewing, personal accountability, financial fitness, networking and
mentoring. The workshops are facilitated by Schwab professionals and are
targeted to students with diverse backgrounds and areas of study who are
committed to professional and personal growth.
“This program aims to meet a critical need for young people just starting
out,” said Ray Di Sanza, senior vice president/operations and location leader
for Charles Schwab in Orlando. “It’s a grass roots effort on the part of
Schwab employees who understand the value that practical, professional advice
can bring to someone about to launch a first career. In fact, many of us who
lead these sessions wish we’d had the benefit of this type of program when we
were starting out ourselves!”
The series begins on September 14 and concludes on November 16. Students who
are interested in the possibility of a career at Schwab will be encouraged to
explore Schwab’s job opportunities at www.aboutschwab.com/careers.
“It’s a win-win for the students, the community and us,” said Di Sanza. “We’re
investing in the future Orlando workforce, and potentially our future
workforce as well.”
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create a better tomorrow. We have a history of challenging the status quo in
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