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It Pays To Be Selective

By ideba | March 30, 2015

An internship is an important first step in establishing relationships between employers and employees. If the former is successful in their selection, it will end in a perfect “win-win” transaction. Intern gets a full time job, and business owner, a reliable worker.

So what’s an opportunity like that worth to a company? Not much for some! Companies like Rolling Stone Magazine, Glam Media, and just about every TV station (e.g. NBC, CBS, FOX) offer an infamously unreliable, unpaid internship to students in exchange for four credits towards college and a 17% chance of being hired upon completion (The Atlantic, 2013).

While some of the most profitable businesses in the world let their employees work for free under a guise of learned job experience, there are plenty of other companies paying per hour at good rates.

Short-term financial benefits are an obvious reason to hold out for a paid internship; but there are more. A study conducted by The National Association of Colleges and Employers found that 63% of college grads who received job offers had previously completed a paid internship. This compares to 37% who completed an unpaid internship, only slightly higher than the 35% hired with no internship experience at all.

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Ideba is committed to making a tangible difference in the lives of young learners. We are privileged to partner with JPMorgan Chase and Schoolhouse Supplies to provide classroom supplies to students at Boise Elliot School in NE Portland, and West Union Elementary School in Hillsboro, Oregon. We’re also pleased to provide faculty at West Union with tickets to arts and cultural events, as a “thank you” for their contribution to the lives of young students. We’ve recently extended this initiative to a school in Uganda, and are now cross-pollenating programs between there and Hillsboro, creating cultural and Arts exchange programs between the two schools. As well as providing classroom and arts supplies in Uganda for a full year, we’re thrilled to have provided solar lanterns to every student and faculty member, so that they can complete homework, and provide light to their families at the same time.

In addition to these initiatives, Ideba is also proud to continue its support for the University of Victoria’s Gustavson School of Business, where we provide paid internships as a part of the co-op program, volunteer at mock interview clinics for students and through one-on-one mentorships, and support multiple Commerce Society events throughout the year.

And in New York, Ideba supports several schools in the South Bronx, with class trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art,

and sports equipment for boys and girls of low income families. In 2014, we worked closely with two world-class soccer players in these efforts – Jesus Navas, who represented Spain in the 2012 World Cup Final, and Bruno Zucculini, captain of the Argentinian Under 21 national team, and one of the future stars of world football.

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