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Resume Issues? Need An Internship? This Organization Can Help

By: Amr Alfiki on Feb 8, 2019


For many college students, a crucial step on the path to a good job — or career — is the internship. It's a chance to gain vital experience and prove yourself to employers.

But to get that internship, you need a network, and a good resume. Both are things many students struggle with, especially those at community colleges.

Students like Kelcei Williams. She attends Northern Virginia Community College in Woodbridge, Va. When she got to campus, her only experience was at Dunkin' Donuts and Lowe's Home Improvement.

And that, says Gerald Chertavian is "not a resume that's gonna get picked out of the pile by Google or JP Morgan."

Chertavian is the founder and CEO of a program called Year Up. The organization helps low-income young adults, like Williams, get from that thin resume to a good job.


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