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Talent Development Network Provides Unique and Valuable Work Experience for Students

Author: Helios Education Foundation

Helios is proud to support the Talent Development Network in partnership with Florida International University.  The Network provides students in South Florida with on-the-job experience in high growth industries. Recently, the Network shared some student perspectives with us. 

Jose Espinoza, a student in the program, is interning at the Miami-Dade County Office of Management and Budget. 

"My experience interning at the Office of Management and Budget has been one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done. I was given the opportunity to work side by side with some of the brightest minds in County government and, in  turn, learn from the very best. Through my internship, I was able to develop a greater appreciation for what County government does for our community and I could not be more proud to say I am a part of it. This opportunity has also assured me that a career in the public sector is what I want to pursue. The most important thing that this internship has done for me is that it has given me work experience that I can use to better position myself for a job once I graduate. I thank TDN Miami and FIU for connecting with OMB and providing this invaluable experience."

Listen to Jose's story

Alma Ramirez is a healthcare intern with Abeyon. 

"As of now, I've assisted in the creation of lucid Charts for one of our clients. I've also assisted in the development of wireframes that have been approved and sent over to our graphic designer so she can configure it and deliver the final product. Every time Mallesh (Founder & CEO) has stand up meetings or meetings with new clients, I am asked to join and participate. This has truly been a great hands on experience and exposure for me.”

Listen to Alma's story

Patrick Rinaldi is interning with Sherlock Talent.

"Being able to start an internship, related to my interests, has unlocked many opportunities for me. The Talent Development Network has provided a paid internship right in my neighborhood where I joined an exciting team willing to mentor  me in becoming a professional and a responsible adult in the community.  When I joined the information technology industry, I wasn’t aware of the possibilities and the different paths that could be taken. As a Computer Science student, I think daily of the different applications I can build and the electronic devices I can connect to a network but when I joined Sherlock a whole world opened up in front of me. This internship opportunity with Sherlock Talent has provided the space and vision to think clearly and grow.”

Watch Patrick describe what an internship has meant to starting his career

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