Apple offering '[email protected]' college mentorship program in early 2021

Apple to offer college mentorship program

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The new [email protected] program is tailored for first-generation college students that are majoring in finance, economics, and accounting, with it starting at some point in early 2021.

The program has not been widely announced by Apple, although Apple is reportedly hosting a PDF that describes the program. It is not known to whom the PDF is being shared and how, but applications are due by January 8, 2021.

The mentorship program will pair participants with Apple mentors and provides resources for learning and professional growth. Participants may also have access to job shadowing, paid internships, and other opportunities.

Apple's PDF for Launch@Apple Image Credit: MacRumors
Apple's PDF for [email protected] Image Credit: MacRumors

The PDF obtained by MacRumors describes some of the program, like how students with various GPAs will be selected. There doesn't seem to be an official application, but applicants send their information to [email protected] based on information in the PDF.

The [email protected] program is seeking students with the following qualifications:

  • In first or second year of college
  • Parent or legal guardian has not obtained a college degree
  • Intending to major in finance, economics, accounting, or similar discipline relating to business, mathematics, commerce, or data analytics
  • Eager to learn about working in finance in a fast-paced, innovative environment

Applicants are asked to answer a series of questions to provide personal information and qualifications. The final question asks "What gives you joy?"

The program is reportedly being shared via various college programs like LEAD Scholars or internal references by student councilors. Applicants must turn in their information by January 8, 2021 to be considered for the program.