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10 WSSU students chosen for NC Governor's HBCU Internship Program (3940 hits)

Ten Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) students will be interning this summer through North Carolina Governor's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Internship Program.

The NC Governor’s HBCU program, created to connect students from North Carolina’s HBCUs with the state’s Fortune 500 companies, gives students from HBCU’s the experience needed to be more competitive in the job market.

“This program is absolutely crucial in linking talented students from our state’s historically African American institution with Fortune 500 corporations through internships,” said UNC System President Margaret Spellings. “I congratulate all of the interns who were selected and wish them the best in their future endeavors.”

Through this program, businesses have access and exposure to an untapped, diverse talent pool. This initiative also increases North Carolina HBCU’s capacity to connect their graduates to the private sector, allowing North Carolina to retain this talent.

WSSU will be represented at Atrium Health, GMS Estimators, TIAA, and Xerox. Other corporate partners include: Wells Fargo, Northwestern Mutual, Coca-Cola, NC Mutual, GP Supply Co. Lenovo, Duke Energy and AFLAC.

North Carolina is home to 13 percent of the nation’s HBCUs. Ten universities, five public, 5 private, participate in the program. To be chosen for an internship, applicants must meet minimum academic and computing requirements.

The eight-week internships are funded by the state, and pays students $15 at a 40 hours a week rate.

WSSU students chosen are:
•Asia Graves, Atrium Health
•Briana Greene, Atrium Health
•Basha Hall, Atrium Health
•Jailen Brown, GMS Estimators
•Dennis Porter, GMS Estimators
•Justice Whichard, GMS Estimators
•Vincent Davidson, TIAA
•Khalil Morgan, TIAA
•Brian Jones, Xerox
•Caliyah Sanders, Xerox

About NC Governor’s HBCU Internship Program

The North Carolina Governor's Historically Black Collges and Universities Internship Program was created to connect students matriculating at North Carolina’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with the state’s Fortune 500 companies. Through this initiative, we hope to increase the capacity of North Carolina’s HBCUs to connect their graduates to the private sector thus retaining this talent in North Carolina. With North Carolina home to 13% of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), that state will include a total of 10 universities (five public and five private) to participate in the program.

About Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem State University fosters the creative thinking, analytical problem-solving, and depth of character needed to transform the world. Rooted in liberal education, WSSU’s curriculum prepares students to be thought leaders who have the skills and knowledge needed to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Founded in 1892, WSSU is a historically Black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina with a rich tradition of contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic growth of North Carolina, the region and beyond. Guided by the motto, “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve,” WSSU develops leaders who advance social justice by serving the world with compassion and commitment.

Posted By: Elynor Moss
Tuesday, May 29th 2018 at 12:10PM
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