SEO Career Prepares 800+ Black and Latinx Students for Careers on Wall Street and Corporate America this Summer
by Shanea Phillips
SEO Career to train largest class in 40-year history at virtual SEO Career Summit
New York, NY (May 11, 2021) — This Summer, more than 800 Black and Latinx students nationwide will launch their careers with summer internships at some of the top firms on Wall Street and Corporate America with the support of SEO Career – the nation’s premier professional development program for college students. This is the largest class in the program’s 40-year history, with a more than 80% increase from the 421 students served in 2020. This year’s class will intern at more than 170 companies across the country in a variety of industries including finance, real estate, technology, and business. More than 80% of SEO Career interns earn full-time job offers upon completing their internships.
“This year has been one of tremendous growth for SEO Career, with incredible demand for our students from a wide variety of new partners. We couldn’t be prouder of the hundreds of students that, despite the many obstacles 2020 has brought, remained steadfast and trusted the SEO Career team to help them land and prepare for coveted internships. We have an over 40-year track record of success in providing the necessary training and resources students need to excel in competitive industries and land a full-time offer,” said Mindy Davis, Managing Director, SEO Career.
Prior to beginning their internship, students will attend the annual SEO Career Summit being held virtually from May 22 – June 4. This high impact event features intensive training workshops and speaker seminars. More than 20 industry leaders will provide key insights during the event including SEO Board Chairman Henry Kravis, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, KKR; Carla Harris, Vice Chairman, Morgan Stanley; Orlando Bravo, Founder and Managing Partner, Thoma Bravo; Jamie Dimon, Chairman & CEO, JPMorgan Chase; Robert Reffkin, Founder and CEO, Compass; and many more.
William Goodloe, SEO’s President & CEO, noted that, “SEO recruits students from colleges nationwide and prepares them with the technical skills and soft skills that make them an asset to any company they join. The SEO Career Summit is a phenomenal opportunity for both students and companies to learn from each other, increase their network and ultimately be surrounded by ambitious, like-minded people.”
Through the SEO Career program, students receive access to weeks of intensive coaching and training to excel during interviews and additional support during their internship resulting in more than 80% of SEO Career participants earning a full-time job offers upon completing their internships
The 2021 summer internship class will join a network of more than 8,000 SEO Career U.S. alumni working at private equity firms, investment banks, real estate firms and more.
For information about the SEO Career program, visit seocareer.org.
SEO was founded in 1963 with a mission to create a more equitable society by providing exceptional educational and career opportunities to talented and motivated young people from underserved and underrepresented communities. For almost 60 years, SEO has been an innovator in education, mentorship, peer-to-peer support, the delivery of excellence, and the leveraging of diverse networks and communities to turn untapped potential into newfound greatness. Learn more at www.seo-usa.org
About SEO Career
SEO Career is the nation’s premier program for recruiting and training high-achieving undergraduates for summer internships that can lead to coveted, full-time jobs. SEO Career provides access to opportunity to students who have been historically excluded from industries across Wall Street and Corporate America, including Black, Latinx, and Native American undergraduates. Our program offers access to internships, intensive training, and coaching. 80% of SEO Career interns receive a full-time offer from partner companies.