Digi-Key program offers local NCTC students job opportunities, tuition reimbursement
Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation today announced it will once again sponsor the Digi-Key Corporation Sales Internship Program in conjunction with Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC).
This internship program offers college students age 18 and older the opportunity to work at Digi-Key while attending classes. Internship program classes start at the beginning of the 2010-2011 academic year for full-time students who are enrolled at NCTC in Thief River Falls.
The Digi-Key Sales Internship Program allows participants to begin working at Digi-Key as early as June 2010, and provides them with the opportunity to earn income while attending college classes full time. Participants will also receive post-college career assurance in a sales position at Digi-Key and tuition reimbursement up to $5,000 per year of a two-year program, pending fulfillment of internship program requirements.
To be considered eligible for the Digi-Key Sales Internship Program, applicants must be 18 years of age or older and enrolled as incoming students for the 2010 fall semester at NCTC. Applicants must also succeed in the Digi-Key sales internship application/interview process. Additionally, applicants must pursue an approved associate-level business or liberal arts degree or other approved degree at NCTC.
Upon being accepted into the sales internship program, participants will receive eight weeks of inbound sales training from June through August 2010 until the beginning of the academic year. While enrolled in the internship program, participants must maintain a 2.5 grade-point-average (GPA) to be eligible for tuition reimbursement. Participants must also agree to work part-time at Digi-Key while enrolled in the program, maintain satisfactory performance and follow all pertinent company policies. From September 2010 through May 2011, participants will work in a sales capacity approximately 20 hours per week while attending NCTC classes.
Additionally, once a participant has successfully completed his or her degree, he or she must be employed full-time at Digi-Key for one year to be reimbursed 50% of his or her tuition costs up to $5,000. Once the participant has been employed at Digi-Key for two years, he or she may be eligible to receive reimbursement of up to $5,000 of the remaining tuition costs.
“Digi-Key’s Sales Internship Program benefits both NCTC students and Digi-Key because it provides students with educational cost reimbursement and professional-level employment opportunities, while at the same time providing Digi-Key with greatly needed sales staff during a time of rapid sales growth,” said Rick Trontvet, Digi-Key’s vice president of human resources. “We’re very excited to offer this opportunity once again.”