Apple Introduces Launch@Apple Mentorship Programme for First-Generation College Students, to Start Early 2021

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Apple has introduced a mentorship programme called Launch@Apple, aimed at helping first-generation college students majoring in finance, economics, and accounting. The programme, set to launch in early 2021, will match students one-on-one with Apple mentors and provide resources for “learning and opportunities for personal and professional growth,” as per a document describing the programme. Launch@Apple may also provide opportunities for job shadowing, paid externships, and paid internships. Applications are now open and interested students can apply by January 8, 2021.

As per a PDF obtained by MacRumors, Launch@Apple is for first-generation college freshman and sophomores majoring in certain subjects. The document says that the programme will “focus on the essentials to manage and then excel in school and work.”

The document detailing Launch@Apple notes that the programme is for students who have a parent or guardian who has not obtained a college degree. Students who are in first or second year of college and intend to major in finance, economics, accounting, or similar discipline relating to business, mathematics, commerce, or data analytics are eligible for Launch@Apple.

The application form for the mentorship programme, that contains 18-19 questions, is to be filled and sent to launch@apple.com by January 8, 2021, as per the document. While Apple doesn’t appear to have made a public announcement about the mentorship programme so far, Apple engineer Logan Kilpatrick tweeted about the opportunity a few days ago.

Apple states in the document that it is accepting students with a wide range of GPAs and that the programme is for students who are “eager to learn about working in finance in a fast-paced, innovative environment.”


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Tanishka Sodhi
Tanishka Sodhi is a sub-editor at Gadgets 360. As a journalist, she has covered education, culture, and media and mental health. She is interested in the intersection of technology and culture, and its impact on everyday lives. Tanishka is a staunch advocate of gender equality, and the correct use of commas. You can get in touch with her via Twitter at @tanishka_s2 or drop a mail at tanishkas@ndtv.com.
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