Why be an UpTurn?


  • Get an internship! Our candidates have much higher odds of securing an internship. Over 50% of our candidates receive an offer.
  • Great Pay: UpTurns have an average summer wage of $14/hour (minimum pay is $10/hr)
  • Be prepared to get your full-time job after college! You’ll gain confidence and training that will set you apart from your peers and greatly improve your odds of getting a job in your field.
    • 81% of the Alums from UpTurnships have a job in their field within 2 months of graduation
    • Nearly 1/3 of our Alums graduating in June 2019 started their senior year of college with a full-time job offer in hand

Be an UpTurn to reach your full potential. You will have the rare opportunity to dedicate your summer to career planning, both by seeing a company through an internship and by exploring how to become your best self.

Being an UpTurn means understanding that the talents you have are unique to you, and learning how to use your skills to your advantage in a business setting.

At UpTurnships, we believe UpTurns can reach their full potential through self-awareness and dedication during the program. The program focuses on the skills and experiences employers want but are often missing in new hires. You will learn the following skills:

  • Know your own strengths
  • How to make a good impression
  • Written and oral business communication
  • How to organize priorities and projects
  • How to enter the workforce and contribute immediately

Becoming an UpTurn means that you will experience:

  • Training and coaching on foundational business skills
  • Paid professional summer internship
  • Future job search skills and network building

And extended mentoring & support until they get a job at graduation

At UpTurnships, we believe these experiences to be invaluable.

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UpTurnships was the foundation of my professional career. All the coaches, guest speakers, and students that participate in UpTurnships have a passion for growth and helping others flourish. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the all the guidance and knowledge UpTurnships has provided me!

Dulce Ocampo, 2016 UpTurn

I came into UpTurnships being very confused on where exactly I wanted to be after graduation.  Now I feel like I’ve met so many long-lasting relationships, and I feel very confident about where I’,m going in the future.

Teresa Nguyen, 2018 UpTurn

I learned a lot from UpTurnships. It made me a young professional. I am really grateful. Thank you.

Bashiru Kormah, 2016 UpTurn

UpTurnships opened doors for me I never thought possible. The program allowed me to believe in myself and my talents with the help of incredible people!

Luke Wiebolt, 2016 UpTurn

UpTurnships has shown me the value in building solid relationships with both my peers and mentors.

Adom Mills-Robertson, 2017 UpTurn

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