Sodexo Named a 2009 Top 100 Intern Employer by CollegeGrad.com

September 17, 2009

Sodexo earns honor for providing professional development opportunities to college students

Sodexo Named a 2009 Top 100 Intern Employer by CollegeGrad.com

GAITHERSBURG, Md.,September 17, 2009 – Sodexo, Inc., a leading integrated food and facilities management company, has been named one of the Top 100 U.S. companies for intern employment by CollegeGrad.com.
 
The winners are listed at www.collegegrad.com/topemployers/2009_interns.php. CollegeGrad.com, founded in 1995, has become the number one destination site for students and recent college graduates looking for career advice and job search assistance as well as resources for hundreds of colleges and universities.

“Sodexo appreciates this important recognition by CollegeGrad.com, and is proud of its reputation as an organization that provides many opportunities for professional growth for everyone who works for us,” said Arie Ball, Sodexo’s Vice President for Sourcing and Talent Acquisition. “Our internship program provides college students with the chance to get a first-hand working experience in one of this country’s largest corporations and for us to nurture and develop some of this country’s future business leaders.”

The Sodexo Future Leaders Internship Program, which has existed in its current form since 2007, provides professional development opportunities to college students and exposure to the contract management services industry. There is a part time (20 hours/week) spring program and a full time (40 hours/week) summer program. Interns obtain valuable industry experience working with leaders in the hospitality field, and participate in professional development workshops in the areas of communication, ethics and interviewing skills. The program has a mentoring component, and each intern is assigned a Sodexo manager who serves as a formal mentor throughout the internship. Many interns are subsequently offered permanent positions at Sodexo.

Students interested in applying to the program should email internships@sodexo.com for an application.
 
”CollegeGrad.com, the largest entry level career site, salutes Sodexo for its ongoing commitment to hiring internship level college graduates,” said Adeola Ogunwole, Director of Marketing and Public Relations at CollegeGrad.com.

Sodexo, Inc.
Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com) is a leading integrated facilities management services company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, with $7.7 billion (USD) in annual revenue and 120,000 employees. Sodexo serves more than ten million customers daily in corporations, health care, long term care and retirement centers, schools, college campuses, government, and remote sites. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., is a member of Sodexo Group, and funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $11 million in grants to fight hunger in America. (www.SodexoFoundation.org), Visit the corporate blog at www.sodexoUSA.com/blog

 

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