LONDON, ON--(Marketwire - Nov 30, 2011) - With the holidays around the corner, college and university students will be packing their bags and heading home to visit friends and family. Winter vacation can be great, and sometimes stressful, but why not use this precious free time to think about your future? Soon enough students will be migrating back to classes and will eventually have some tough decisions to make about the next phase of their lives.
Consider this: From kindergarten through college or university, most young people's lives are fairly structured. You know what to do... you go to high school and do well....head off to college or university and graduate. But then what? After that cap gets thrown in the air, you are officially on your own, and the next step of your life can be a big question mark. The logical move for many recent graduates is employment. But, in a struggling economy with a high unemployment rate, many young people are finding themselves unemployed or underemployed when they graduate. College Pro can't change the economy, but they can give you a competitive edge when it comes to interviewing and making your resume stand out in a sea of others.
Employers have rated experience and personality as two of the biggest "selling" points when interviewing potential job candidates. But how do you gain this "real-world" experience while you're busy with school? Internships are an option, but many of those are unpaid and students can't afford to complete them without compensation. College Pro Painters and College Pro Window Cleaning offer unique opportunities for young entrepreneurs looking to build their resume, earn money and gain experience. The College Pro Franchise Manager program allows students to own and operate a seasonal painting or window cleaning franchise over the summer.
After a comprehensive management training session, Franchise Managers will be responsible for a local territory near them. They will interview potential painting or window cleaning crews, market their small business, estimate painting or window cleaning jobs and interact with customers. Thousands of past Franchise Managers have moved on from this experience and found that all the hard work and dedication they gave to the program paid off in the end. Past manager Mica Cheuk writes:
"My experience with College Pro has been terrific. I have had many jobs in my life and none of them gave me the opportunity to do what College Pro has to offer. With College Pro, I get to manage my own 'people,' make decisions for my own cause, and enjoy the success that I have put effort to."
So, this holiday season, give yourself the best present possible, a brighter future. For more information on the College Pro Franchise Manager program, please visit www.collegepro.com.
In business for 40 years, College Pro is a North American student painting and window cleaning company that offers residential painting and window cleaning services during summer months in local communities. Student franchise managers and general managers have participated in charity events and donated services equating to over $900,000 to improve community spaces and housing in underprivileged areas across Canada and the United States. The company's core purpose, 'together, realizing potentials,' uniquely mentors and challenges students to become successful community and business leaders.