OVERVIEW
 
The Talent Accelerator invites Da Vinci students to engage in a virtual internship experience this summer that equips students with the mindset, knowledge, skills, portfolio, and network to succeed at school, work and life. 
 
Participants complete project-based learning experiences which incorporate career exploration, skill development and the opportunity to connect with career mentors who provide feedback on projects and career prep coaching. Participants are eligible for weekly incentives and rewards based on the completion of project milestones, and they receive a Certificate of Achievement upon completing the experience.
  
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
Participants commit to approximately 10 hours per week from July 12 through August 6. There are weekly, 60-minute mentoring and upskilling workshops. All other time is self-directed each week.
 
HOW DO CAREER MENTORS AND PARTICIPANTS CONNECT?
Career mentors engage with participants via weekly mentoring sessions.
 
HOW ARE PARTICIPANTS SUPPORTED?
Participants are assigned squads and supported by squad leaders and career mentors throughout the experience in the Talent Accelerator. 
 
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS FOR PARTICIPANTS?
Through this unique, short-term virtual internship experience, participants expand their professional network and portfolio while strengthening skills in high demand among employers including communications, collaboration, adaptability, emotional intelligence and critical thinking / influence. 
 
WHAT HAVE OTHER PARTICIPANTS SHARED ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE?
  • “I loved the whole process and the encouraging words and feedback given back to me on a timely basis on how I can optimize more on my project. Having a presentation part of this project allowed me to build up more on my presentation skills and help me be even more prepared for future potential job opportunities!” (Sheila)
  • “Overall this first Talent Accelerator has boosted my confidence while also showing me what I still need to work on as a young and emerging professional.” (Elijah)
  • “This project experience definitely stretched my creativity and imagination of what I could do with a marketing campaign idea.” (Tashi)
  • “This project definitely helped me grow in the presenting realm. I feel that I received a lot of valuable feedback as well as great reactions from my presentation. I believe this will ultimately lead to a more confident and energetic me.” (Juan)
 
QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions about the experience with the Talent Accelerator, please email daniel@colabl.com.
 

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* 3. Email Address

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* 4. Phone Number

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* 5. City

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* 9. During your Talent Accelerator experience this summer, you have the choice of engaging in the following tracks. You will be able to complete one individual track and one track in a team. Please rank your top 3.

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* 10. What skills are you most interested in developing and/or enhancing? (select all that apply)

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* 11. What are your top three favorite brands (i.e. Nike, Apple)?

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* 12. Why are you interested in joining the Talent Accelerator and what makes you a good fit for the program? Please upload a one-page response.

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* 13. Please upload your resume for review as part of your application.

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