SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Harland Clarke Holdings externship programs provide a unique opportunity for college students to work closely with executive leadership to gain a broader knowledge of the company and its key initiatives.
Unlike traditional internship programs focused on one key function or process, an externship gives students exposure to a range of business functions and organizational concepts. The program also provides:
- Real-world experience and tactical decision making;
- A flexible and collaborative environment; and
- Critical thinking development and mentoring tips.
“An externship presents a real opportunity for college students to strengthen their network and quickly gain exposure to an industry or work environment,” said, John Transier, senior vice president of finance, Harland Clarke Holdings. “The business benefits from fresh perspectives and access to valuable talent. We are pleased to have hired several program participants.”
In such a competitive job market, it is imperative for college students to be selective in choosing a potential employer. Harland Clarke Holdings externship programs help students to make this decision more fluidly by offering short and practical experiences.
Additionally, students are given professional contacts to assist in their career development – helping future leaders stand out from the crowd.
“As a former externship participant, I was able to receive sound career advice and was offered a full-time position a few months later. Future students can benefit from the program by being proactive, asking questions and using the opportunity to network with employees,” said John Rodriguez, treasury reporting analyst, Harland Clarke Holdings.
Harland Clarke Holdings anticipates more than 40 students majoring in cyber security, IT, accounting or related programs to participate in the program this year.
“The success of the externship program is our dedication to our students coupled with the commitment and support from our business leaders,” said, Andrea Hardeman, executive director, talent acquisition, Harland Clarke Holdings. Harland Clarke Holdings has invested heavily in the IT and accounting and finance externship programs which are an excellent addition to our culture of coaching and career development initiatives.
Students are encouraged to watch for information regarding fall 2017 registration at harlandclarke.com/about/careers. Build Your Career. Create Our Future. Live Your PassionTM at Harland Clarke Holdings.
About Harland Clarke Holdings
Harland Clarke Holdings is comprised of companies focused on optimizing client relationships through multiple channels by enabling them to acquire, retain and grow their customer base. Its major business units, Harland Clarke, Scantron and Valassis, are recognized as leading providers of marketing services, transaction solutions, education services and intelligent media delivery that create millions of customer touch points annually for their clients. Harland Clarke Holdings is a wholly owned company of MacAndrews and Forbes Incorporated.