Students looking to boost their career preparation are invited to
engage with leaders in music, film, media, sports and more Wednesdays
this summer at Samsung 837.
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Samsung Electronics America is redesigning the summer internship.
Bypassing work plans and coffee runs, the Mini-Internship is a shortcut
to one of the key benefits of a traditional program – access to industry
leaders. Hosted at Samsung 837, a digital playground in the heart of the
Meatpacking District, the series will feature speakers like Academy
Award-winning director Ang Lee, Iron Chef David Burke and NBC’s Today
show host Billy Bush.
The program, with support of the Meatpacking Business Improvement
District, aims to help local students bolster their career preparation
by offering a fun, alternative way they can get an interactive and
informative experience. Speakers from a variety of fields will share
their personal stories of their journeys to success, lessons they
learned along the way and advice they have for young people. In an open
forum, students will be encouraged to ask questions and engage in
discussion. They will also hear from Samsung executives. Students who
attend all sessions of the speaker series will receive a certificate
from Samsung Electronics America to show they took part in a career
In general, internships can provide students with invaluable work
experience as well as access to industry leaders. Recent studies show
that college seniors who have participated in an internship also have a
better chance at landing a first job by graduation. According to the
National Association of Colleges and Employers, 57 percent of students
from the class of 2015 who participated in an internship or cooperative
education program received at least one job offer by April 2015. Only 37
percent of students who did not participate in an internship or co-op
received at least one job offer.
“We believe in our mission to provide young people with opportunities to
enhance their education,” said Andrew Bowins, vice president of
Corporate Reputation at Samsung Electronics America. “Access to role
models who could become mentors can be a critical step into the
For more than a decade, Samsung’s Hope for Children initiative has
focused on providing access to healthcare and technology education,
especially STEM education, for youth in underserved communities. The
Corporate Citizenship team has developed and partnered on education
programs that aim to provide students nationwide with skills and
experiences that can be useful to them as they continue their education
and eventually join the workforce. In addition to Samsung’s in-office
internship program, the Mini-Internship is a continuation of the
company’s commitment to education during the summer months.
The speaker series will be held every Wednesday from July 20 through
August 31, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at 837 Washington St. in New York,
NY. Open to the public, reservation preference will be given to members
of Samsung’s partner organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs of America
and the Children’s Aid Society.
This week will focus on culture and education. From the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, Sarah Higby, deputy chief development officer for
corporate programs, and Kevin Park, senior design manager, will offer
their experience, as well as Bella Desai, director of public programs
and exhibition education from the American Museum of Natural History.
For a complete list of speakers and additional information, visit
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America,
Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics,
mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of
today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a
portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment,
Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality,
wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading
content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video,
customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones
and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home
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with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining
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digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and
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