Corporate partnerships give students experience and an advantage

Paul Hunt
Paul Hunt ’13

Its location in the heart of the city is one reason many students choose to study at Augsburg College. Being in the city offers distinct advantages to students, including opportunities to gain important career exposure and earn valuable experience that distinguishes them in the marketplace.

One example is that of Paul Hunt ’13, a professional chef turned accounting and finance major who secured an internship through his participation in the Thrivent Leadership Fellows program. The program gave Hunt professional knowledge and the confidence to explore a new vocation in the world of corporate finance.

Augsburg’s location provides access to 19 Fortune 500 companies and some of the country’s most dynamic professional fields. The College currently partners with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Travelers, and Target Corp. in programs that provide learning opportunities and scholarships for students. Continue reading “Corporate partnerships give students experience and an advantage”

Three Travelers EDGE scholars to intern in summer

travelers_internsThree Travelers EDGE scholars from Augsburg—Simon Tekle, Ger Lao, and Dustina Granlund—will be completing internships at in the Travelers IT department this summer.

Travelers EDGE (Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment), seeks to increase the pipeline of underrepresented students to college, help them to graduate, and build awareness of careers in the insurance and financial services industry. This year was Augsburg’s second year as the recipient of a Travelers EDGE grant.

Travelers EDGE scholars are graduates of a high school in the St. Paul Public School District and full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Day program at Augsburg. Continue reading “Three Travelers EDGE scholars to intern in summer”

Travelers Foundation grant creates Travelers Scholars Program

travelersMichael Newman has spent more than a decade with the Travelers Foundation. In that time, he has spent far more time fielding calls from organizations and institutions looking for funding than he has approaching potential partners.

But that’s what he did when the Travelers Foundation was looking to add another partner to its Travelers EDGE program, an acronym that stands for Empowering Dreams for Graduation and Employment. Continue reading “Travelers Foundation grant creates Travelers Scholars Program”