For Immediate Release
Bridging Culture Worldwide launches innovative internship program that recruits outstanding Korean university students and recent graduates for placement with top American firms. The program’s goal is to provide participants with an opportunity to learn about American business while the employers gain access to top talent.
Denver, CO and Seoul, Korea May 1, 2010 Bridging Culture Worldwide http://www.bcwj1visa.com CEO Don Southerton announces the launch of an innovative internship program that recruits outstanding Korean university students and recent graduates then provides placement up to one-year with top American firms. The program’s goal is to provide participants with an opportunity to learn about American business while the employers gain access to top talent. Southerton notes “I’ve has been a longtime supporter of internships. In fact, over the years BCW have sponsored a number of Korean students. BCW was also been highly involved with US and Korea government programs such as Korea WEST.”
Southerton points out that while supporting the Korea WEST program, BCW noted the limitations and restrictions of the program. We believe there is a huge potential for a private sector program that will bring highly skilled young professionals to America under the J-1 Intern Visa. The BCW J-1 Intern Program will target key sectors including: design, fashion, graphics, media, journalism, gaming, film, and legal. Key to the BCW program are some exclusive services. For example these include high quality resumes, interview skills training, and one-on-one mentoring during the program by senior American HR professionals and BCW CEO Don Southerton. Moreover at the completion of the internship BCW will provide career counseling. To best serve participants, BCW has teamed up with a number of partners― all leaders in their field including CIEE (the Council on International Educational Exchange).
For inquires it offering internship position, please contact:
Anna Cash-Mitchell, Director, Employee Relations at support @bridgingculture.com
About Bridging Culture Worldwide http://bcwj1visa.com
Since our founding, Bridging Culture Worldwide has focused on Korea-related business services. Core businesses include training programs for U.S. and Korea-based firms, coaching and consulting for key executives, cross-cultural team building, market and research, educational publications, and development projects.
Our unique approach is rooted in a deep cultural and historical understanding of Korea, its people, and major industrial groups. Based on over 30 years of experience, we share cross-cultural insights to global teams and management so they can be more effective.
Today, Bridging Culture Worldwide is globally recognized for providing a wide variety of customized training programs and consulting services to major Korean-based firms operating internationally and Fortune 500 companies with operations in South Korea and Asia.
BCW has locations in Southern California, Denver, Colorado, and Seoul, South Korea.
About CIEE http://www.ciee.org
CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) is the leading U.S. non-governmental international education organization. Established in 1947, CIEE is a world-leader in student exchange services. Each year we sponsor nearly 40,000 students and young professionals as they develop their potential through participation in a wide variety of work and study programs.
CIEE has supported approximately 50,000 Internship and Trainee participants over its 20 plus years as a J-1 program sponsor. The knowledge and experience accumulated over this time, along with an enduring commitment to quality, have allowed CIEE to remain the largest J-1 sponsor in this category and an overall leader in program administration.
For U.S. students, CIEE also operates over one hundred study programs in roughly 40 countries around the world. We offer programs at 10 different sites in Asia, including our program in Seoul based at Yonsei University.