Thursday, June 2, 2016

Changing Lives through INROADS Internships

In addition to serving as a divisional sales manager for T. Rowe Price, Barrett Wragg works to support Maryland students in several ways. Barrett Wragg works with INROADS, helping local students land internships with prominent companies.

Recognizing an underrepresentation of people of color in executive-level roles in corporate America, INROADS aims to close the professional achievement gaps that are present in many industries in the United States. Since 1970, INROADS has been dedicated to giving qualified candidates a leg up into the professional world.

Paid internships through INROADS help undergraduate college students from underserved backgrounds get their foot in the door in their chosen career. The organization matches interns with partnering corporations, and then continues to provide them with support and mentoring throughout the internship.

INROADS considers its goal met when an intern is hired by his or her sponsor after graduation. More than 90 percent of INROADS interns have achieved this happy outcome over the last few years, demonstrating the program’s success.

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