IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/CSUF?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#CSUFlt;/agt;–QuickBridge, a privately-held, leading financial services firm offering
small business loans nationwide, partnered with California State
University, Fullerton (CSUF) and non-profit OC United to sponsor its
fourth internship program for CSUF Guardian Scholars. Four students were
selected for three days of onsite job experience at QuickBridge’s Irvine
headquarters. Upon completion, the sophomore and junior students each
were awarded a $1,000 scholarship and an ongoing mentorship opportunity
with a QuickBridge team member.
The Guardian Scholar interns gained real-world business experience
Job-shadowing marketing, sales, human resources, and credit team
Learning what education is needed for jobs in human resources,
marketing, accounting, sales, and operations.
Taking skills tests, attending hands-on resume workshops, and engaging
in a mock job interview session.
Enjoying networking opportunities with QuickBridge team members and
Selection requirements for the intern positions included being a CSUF
Guardian Scholar in good standing and submitting an essay on why they
wanted to participate in the program. This season’s internship attracted
students majoring in marketing, social work, and musical theater—all of
whom voiced an interest in honing their sales and marketing skills
and/or running a business of their own one day.
The goal of the QuickBridge program is to help the interns sharpen their
educational, business, and interpersonal communication skills. But the
students often end up experiencing lessons in personal development as
well, as conversations evolve from discussions of what makes a business
healthy to how personal credit health and financial responsibility can
affect one’s future.
“I expected to learn how the business works, but my expectations were
exceeded,” remarked one intern. “Being able to consistently speak with
the president and upper-level managers of the organization – and to see
firsthand how my education can be applied in the ‘real’ world – was the
cherry on top.”
President Ben Gold said the company’s fourth internship program once
again reinforced QuickBridge’s corporate commitment to making a
difference in the lives of those supported by OC United.
“The Guardian Scholars internship continues to be one of the most
positive experiences we offer—both for the students who visit us and the
team members who get to interact with them,” Gold said. “We appreciate
the fresh perspectives and eager attitudes these special students bring.
It’s always a mutually beneficial learning experience, and we love the
lasting relationships we get to build as a result of the program.”
For more information on QuickBridge visit https://www.quickbridge.com/.
Founded in 2011, Quick Bridge Funding LLC (stylized as QuickBridge) is a
privately-held financial services firm headquartered in Irvine,
California with a satellite office in New York City. QuickBridge
provides small business loans and short-term working
capital loans for small to mid-sized businesses nationwide.
QuickBridge ranked two consecutive years on the Inc. 500 list and is a
previous Business Intelligence Group and Equipment Leasing and Finance
Association (ELFA) award winner. Visit quickbridge.com.
Products offered by Quick Bridge Funding, LLC and affiliates are
business loans only. The products are provided by third parties and
subject to lender approval. Loans to customers in California are made or
arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law License. License
number: 603 J292.
Susan Almon-Pesch, 858-205-0516