WOBURN, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/16/12 -- Now that summer has officially come and gone, can you say that you did anything with your time to further your career goals? College Pro Painters internship alumni can say that and more. College Pro Painters has been giving college and university students and entrepreneurs the tools to succeed for over 40 years. The idea is simple, but you only get out of it what you put into it.
In rudimentary terms, the College Pro Painters franchise internship gives qualified students and graduates the chance to run their own painting business. Don't worry... you won't be thrown into the lion's den without some help! Students who join the College Pro Painters internship are given all the tools and training necessary to find success within the program. More and more students are graduating and having difficulty finding sustainable long-lasting careers; which is why it is important to show potential employers that you aren't just another run-of-the-mill college or university graduate. How do you do this? Get good grades? Yes, that is absolutely necessary, but what if everyone you will be competing against has the same marks you do? How do you differentiate yourself?
To answer this question with another question; how do you think your resume will compare to another's when yours says that you have owned and operated your own small business? The skills on your résumé could read:
•Created and managed marketing, sales, and production plans for a small business •Interviewed and selected a team of painters and customer service representatives •Built and maintained a financial budget from the ground up •Executed day to day activities for an entire business •Learned the ways of customer service by interacting with potential customers and those who bought services •Trained and practiced selling services to a local community
These few bullet points are just the basics of what you could begin to put on your resume. Hear more about the College Pro Painters internship from one of the alumni, Lindsay Shilney:
"I feel as if I have learned more than I could have ever learned in a classroom, about everything from financial management, people skills, selling skills, to organization, problem solving and management. I have met many new people, and, in a business environment, networking is the key to success. Not to mention how wonderful all of the experience looks on your résumé. Furthermore, once you run your own business, life just seems to be much easier and run much smoother. I have found that once you have these skills you can apply them to any life situation and it helps you make the right decisions... I know my decision to be a College Pro Painters franchise manager will keep positively affecting my life in the future."
College Pro Painters success depends on the amount of effort that you put into it. No matter what your financial return is at the end of the summer, you can be sure that the life experience you gain will be invaluable. College Pro Painters is in the business of developing young entrepreneurs. If you have high expectations of yourself and you know you have what it takes, take your future by the paintbrush and begin painting a picture of success.
About College Pro Painters:
In business for 40 years, College Pro is a North American student painting and window cleaning company that offers residential painting and window cleaning services during summer months in local communities. Student franchise managers and general managers have participated in charity events and donated services equating to over $900,000 to improve community spaces and housing in underprivileged areas across Canada and the United States. The company's core purpose, 'together, realizing potentials,' uniquely mentors and challenges students to become successful community and business leaders.
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