For the second time, Southwestern Advantage has been chosen by WayUp as part of their Top 100 Internship List for 2021 by a panel of industry expert judges and thousands of public votes.
WayUp is a popular “job matchmaker” (job site and mobile app) for college students and recent graduates where they can create a profile to match them with potential employers based on the candidate’s profile, past experiences, and skillset. It also consists of resources including searches by company, industry, or location, as well as pro tips to help an entry-level candidate land their dream job.
In 2017, WayUp created and launched “National Intern Day,” celebrated on July 29, as a way to observe the future leaders of the world – interns! According to WayUp, the intent behind the holiday is to “help bring attention to the challenges and inequalities entry level candidates face in the workplace” and help “companies see how investing in a diverse internship program can be an investment in the future of their company.” The Top 100 Internship Programs List recognizes the employers and organizations who go above and beyond for their interns. Southwestern Advantage was also recognized in 2019 as a Top 100 Internship. This is the fifth year WayUp has announced their Top 100 List.
“We are proud to be associated with some of the hardest working interns around. With nearly 1,500 interns from over 200 colleges and universities and more than 20 countries, we support both diversity and inclusion on a worldwide basis.” says Dr. Ralph Brigham, Global Director of Campus Relations for Southwestern Advantage. “We are grateful to be honored by WayUp, the thousands of people who publicly voted, and the expert panel who judged the nominations.”
“We have always known we are the top internship for college and university students to help them build character and develop the skills they will need to achieve their goals in life. This is just one more validation of that,” said Dan Moore, President of Southwestern Advantage.
Southwestern Advantage joins a very prestigious group of companies from diverse industries with that include Adobe, Amazon, American Express, Bank of America, Cisco, General Motors, Google, Facebook, IBM, Shopify, SurveyMonkey, Twitter, and Unilever to name a few.