What is the A+ Program?
Members of our Marketing Operations team were recently job shadowed by a student participating in the A+ program. The A+ program provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates of A+ designated high schools. The funds can be used at participating public community colleges or vocational/technical schools and certain private two-year vocational/technical schools. The program ensures that students are prepared for higher education and employment. Students obtain at least 50 mentoring and tutoring hours, which can also include job shadowing. In addition, students must graduate with an overall 2.5 or higher GPA, have a 95% cumulative attendance record, and meet various educational requirements.
A Glimpse of Life at Perficient
Our job shadow, Olivia, has aspirations to become a photographer or get into the graphic design field. We wanted to show her a well-rounded look at what marketing teams do. Olivia spent the morning seeing how our creative team works. They showed her the programs they used, pieces they’re working on, and how they interact with the rest of the team. She felt it was very valuable to get to watch them work. We also gave her an introduction into how our marketing team at Perficient works as a whole. In addition to creative services, we have teams providing event support, regional marketing, partner and industry marketing, digital marketing, and more. It was a chance for her to see just how wide marketing can span.
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At school, Olivia gets a taste of graphic design in her yearbook class. She also excels in math and English, which greatly helps her while tutoring younger children. The parts she loves most about tutoring is getting to know her students and effectively helping them. In her free time, she’s an avid reader of mystery and suspense novels and enjoys family time. Olivia also works a part-time job in the restaurant industry where she enjoys building relationships with her coworkers and customers. It’s safe to say that Olivia keeps herself busy!
Looking Towards the Future
Today’s students are faced with a growing list of possible career choices. It’s important for them to find something that they’re passionate about that can also help them succeed.
“As a student, it can be hard to know which career to pursue and the A+ program helps students like Olivia experience first-hand what a job will be like. We wanted to ensure Olivia got a taste for what our marketing team at Perficient does on a daily basis as she goes on to college.”
-Mariana Huber, Director, Marketing Operations
We’re happy we got to be a part of Olivia’s A+ program and wish all the best in her future!