|Enterprise Rent-A-Car recruiter Kathy Gillen (center) presents a $25,000 check to Penni Sweetenburg-Lee, associate director of the Career Center, and Manuel Perez, director of the Career Center.|
While Enterprise Rent-A-Car is known for providing its customers a smooth ride from point A to point B, a recent donation to Cal Poly Pomona?s Career Center will also help students make a smooth transition from college to the work force.
An Enterprise Rent-A-Car representative from its Azusa office presented a check for $5,000 to the university?s Career Center on July 21. It is the first installment of a $25,000 pledge to aid Career Center support services.
“Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been a remarkable partner,” said Manuel Perez, director of the Career Center. “They maintain a constant presence at the university, actively meeting with our faculty and with members of our student organizations. We are grateful for the relationship we have built over the years.”
Enterprise Rent-A-Car has had a long-standing relationship with the university. The company has hired 72 Cal Poly Pomona alumni to work in its Southern California offices. It has also provided vans to serve as shuttles during the Career Center?s job fairs throughout the year.
“It?s mutually beneficial,” said Enterprise Rent-A-Car recruiter Kathy Gillen, who presented the check. Gillen noted that it serves the organization well to support the education and development of its future employees.
The donation will support Career Center service programs such as its computer lab, resource library, seminars, workshops and job fairs.