Corporate Translations joins Board of Directors for East Hartford High School’s Academy of Finance
June 4, 2012
For the past 5 years, Corporate Translations has taken great pride in supporting local high school students through the company’s internship program with East Hartford High School’s Academy of Finance. This year, Corporate Translations’ Debra Callahan, Manager of Design and Layout, accepted an invitation to serve as a member of the program’s Board of Directors. Last week, Callahan announced that three of our student interns were also awarded with scholarships.
“I was honored to attend a scholarship breakfast at East Hartford High School where three of our student interns received $3,000 scholarships from the Academy of Finance program that they each have been in for two years,” said Callahan.
Alundai Benjamin, Aaliyah Gordon and Stephanie Sam were each presented with this scholarship and will use it to further their education next fall at college.
In June of 2007, Corporate Translations teamed up with East Hartford High School’s Academy of Finance program and since then has fostered six long-term paid internships, three of which have resulted in full-time positions with the company. The program was established as a way to encourage and empower today’s youth through meaningful employment. Corporate Translations exposes students to corporate culture and teaches them how to participate in the workplace. Students selected to participate in the program learn how to complete administrative tasks while working with timelines and teams. The long-term goal of the program at Corporate Translations is to see these students through to college, help them prepare for their future careers or potentially promote them within our organization.
About the Academy of Finance
The Academy of Finance provides students with exposure to career opportunities in the financial services industry. A paid internship during the summer between their junior and senior years of high school offers the students hands-on experiences in the financial services or insurance industries. Field trips and guest speakers support the curriculum objectives. Economics and the World of Finance are combined with the study of securities and insurance to create a two-year program for juniors and seniors interested in a career in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or Insurance. Students will learn about basic economics principles, business organization, the stock market, government economic systems, and the basics of the insurance business and insurance products.