Baruch Alumni Driven to Succeed
New York, NY – October 26, 2006—Baruch College alumni are among the most coveted future employees by corporate recruiters. No strangers to the hard work necessitated by ambition and the drive to succeed, they embody a work ethic and diversity will define the 21st century workforce. Enterprise Rent-A-Car is one of many companies that recognize the superior value of Baruch’s talent pool. At Baruch College, Enterprise hires about 8 students each year, and there are 15 alumni currently working in the Enterprise family.
“Baruch College has been a great place for Enterprise to find employees who want to learn to run a business from the ground up,” Rudy Racine, local recruiter for Enterprise said. “We’re a company that believes in training and developing employees to become the future of our business.”
Enterprise, which hires about 7,000 college graduates a year, has a well-developed management training program that teaches employees how to run their own businesses; nearly all of Enterprise’s current senior management – including the president and CEO – started as management trainees, learning the ins and outs of the business. The company’s management training program enables employees who work in the rental car offices to learn how to manage profit-and-loss statements, control expenses and implement a comprehensive business plan – a sort of MBA crash course. Within nine to 12 months, managers in training are typically eligible for promotion and get the opportunity to run part of the rental branch business as if it were their own, including sharing in the profits they help create.
The company recently earned the No. 5 spot on the BusinessWeek inaugural list of Best Places to Launch a Career. Other recent recognition for Enterprise includes being named the No. 1 entry-level employer by CollegeGrad.com, being featured in the 2007 Princeton Review book as a best company for entry-level jobs, and the No. 1 spot on Diverse: Issues in Higher Education’s list of Top 30 National Firms Most Effective at Diversity Recruiting. For students looking for an internship, Enterprise offers spots for more than 1,500 interns a year. Fortune.com named Enterprise one of the Five Best Internships for Real Work during the summer of 2006. Interns at Enterprise are involved in all aspects of running the business and are given the responsibilities of a full-time employee.
Symbiosis between Enterprise and Baruch is a natural fit: Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business is ranked as one of the outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review’s just-published 2007 edition of its “Best 282 Business Schools,” and the 2006 edition of the Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive Business School survey has ranked Zicklin as one of the top 50 regional business schools in the country. The result marks the first time that Baruch has been included in the list, and follows a recent Princeton Review/Entrepreneur magazine poll that ranked Baruch among the top 25 undergraduate entrepreneurial programs in the country. A similar poll conducted by US News & World Report earlier this year ranked Baruch's undergraduate business school 51st in the nation and the second most highly-regarded program in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.
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