Seven St. Edward's University Students Selected for Apprentice Austin
Austin, TX—The Austin Young Chamber of Commerce has chosen seven students from St. Edward’s University to participate in their newest program, Apprentice Austin. On Feb. 8, Apprentice Austin will begin mentoring motivated college students who are looking to build careers in Austin.
Victoria Farias, Irina Gomez, Mindy Griffin, Adam DeVos, Jorge Almeida, Justin Luper, and Nicholette Maier were all selected based on future career goals, and academic and personal achievements. Apprentice Austin will match students with local leaders in their respective fields of interest.
Adam DeVos, a senior earning a dual degree in Entrepreneurship and Finance, is launching a real estate company in Austin and will be mentored by a land developer.
“AYC is a great opportunity for students to get connected with professionals in Austin,” DeVos said. “The mentor I was paired with will help complement my future goals with insight of the industry. Additionally, I will be able to experience the process from start to finish and observe day-to-day operations.”
During the three-month program, participants will spend one hour a week with their mentors in development sessions or AYC community and educational events. The main purpose of these activities is to assist students in career development, building networks and community awareness.
The Austin Young Chamber of Commerce is the fastest emerging organization in Central Texas with nearly 500 members in the last five months. The AYC provides unique social networking opportunities, and civic activities that improve the quality of life in Central Texas. Additionally, the AYC promotes individual growth and skill development through education and a monthly speaker series.
Apprentice Austin will launch with a kick-off event and end with a graduation ceremony that will include the apprentices, mentors, local leaders, and key stakeholders from the university.