Below is a message from Adam Rashkoff ’13, Campus Ambassador for Venture for America (VFA), regarding an awesome VFA info session happening tomorrow! Andrew Yang, founder of VFA — the new nonprofit organization that aims to match high achieving college students with
internships full-time jobs at start-up companies in cities across the country — will be on campus to talk about opportunities to become VFA Fellows after graduating from Wes! See more info after the jump.
- What: Venture for America Info Session
- When: Tuesday, September 11th @ 4PM
- Where: PAC 001
- Who: all students are welcome to attend!
In the words of Adam:
Individuals who are accepted as VFA Fellows attend a summer intensive training program in broadly applicable business skills (i.e. financial analysis/modeling, project management, sales, search engine optimization/marketing, etc.) before spending two years working at a start-up company that fits their individual skill and interests.
Through this model, VFA aims to provide bright young people with both the hard knowledge and the intangible experience that will enable them to be successful entrepreneurs and potentially start their own businesses. Additionally, VFA matches Fellows with jobs in cities that are low-cost, yet that also have emerging start-up ecosystems. The idea behind this is that VFA Fellows will have the opportunity and the support to contribute to job creation and economic growth in struggling areas across the country, effectively putting creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to toward social good.
Looks like if you’re down to do good after graduating from Wes, definitely check out this opportunity!