FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 28, 2014
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153


Grant from Enterprise Holdings Foundation to MU Career Services to fund student internships

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Marshall University Career Services recently received a $2,000 grant from the Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the company that operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands.  This grant will be used to fund four six-week student internships at local nonprofit agencies.

“Our nonprofit agencies in the Huntington area can provide valuable work experiences for our students who are interested in the nonprofit sector.  Unfortunately, these agencies do not always have funding to provide a paid internship.  This grant will allow four Marshall students to have a six-week paid internship in the nonprofit sector,” said Debby Stoler, assistant director for development and outreach in Marshall’s Career Services Center.

According to Stoler, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has provided and continues to provide internship and entry level employment opportunities to Marshall students.

“Enterprise has a top-notch program.  They offer an exciting and progressive career path for those students and graduates who are passionate about a career in sales and management,” Stoler said.

Career Services’ goal is to have everything in place and be ready to offer these internships in the fall semester.  The internships will be posted to Marshall JobTrax, and students will be able to apply through their JobTrax account.

For more information, contact MU Career Services at 304-696-2370 or career-services@marshall.edu.

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Photo: Debby Stoler, second from right, assistant director for development and outreach in Marshall’s Career Services Center, accepts a $2,000 check from Raymond Washington with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Looking on are, from left, Nikki Gray, also with Enterprise, and Denise Hogsett, director of Marshall’s Career Services Center.




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