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Enterprise interns accept post-grad jobs at high rate

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Half of the college seniors who intern at Enterprise Rent-A-Car wind up working there after graduation.

The conversion is by design: The nearly 2,000 summer interns who work at the 66,000-employee company each year go through intensive training and do substantive work side-by-side with managers. Many are selected to take in-house training in sales and marketing.

Indeed, the St. Louis-based company for many years has made BusinessWeek’s list of the 50 Best Places to Launch a Career.

Interns are assigned to mentors during their summer jobs, and Enterprise recruiters stay in touch with them when they return to school. The organization makes job offers at the end of the summer and lets the interns take their time deciding whether to accept.

Contact: Pam Webster, assistant VP of recruiting, at pamela.j.webster@erac.com.

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