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Richmond Hill student gets scholarship, internship

The current economic state of the country has added financial stress to almost everyone, including college students. But in an effort to ease the financial burden, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the New York Urban League have awarded four outstanding college seniors internships at the company and $2,000 towards his or her college education from the Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation.
Randy Martinez of Richmond Hill is one of these four exemplary students.?
“Randy embodies the true meaning of educational spirit and drive and we’re happy to be able to help him continue his education,” said Carole Lakin, group multicultural relations manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car New York. “Our goal is to recognize those students who have excelled in their schooling and who also possess a real desire to learn about business and to achieve personal success. We hope to provide not only monetary help, but also the chance to use their education and apply it to real world business situations through our hands-on internship program.” ? ?
Martinez attends Nyack College as a Business Administration major with a concentration in Management.
“As an Enterprise intern, I learned the ins and outs of the rental car business,” said Martinez. “I used to find it difficult to speak to people I did not know. After the internship, I learned how to conquer that fear and now have no problem striking up conversations with strangers.”??
He continued, “I am grateful to Enterprise and the New York Urban League for their belief in me. School is expensive and every little bit helps!” ??
Martinez is unsure of his career choice after graduation, but has big hopes to one day own his own retail company of brand name clothing and to operate as the company’s CEO. Currently, he is involved with many organizations on campus and donates his time to the Queens and Bronx communities. He is also the Vice President for Student Government and is in charge of all student activities and clubs.
“This scholarship/internship program allows us to offer soon-to-be graduates a jump start on their careers and provide Randy and others like him with the tools they need to get ahead in the current competitive job market,” said Lakin. “We also felt that there was a natural partnership with the NYUL and are grateful for their community outreach efforts.”?To learn more about Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s management trainee or internship programs, contact Lakin at 973-709-2361 or carole.s.lakin@erac.com.?

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