First Fullbridge Program in Saudi Arabia

CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire — Fullbridge announced today that it will run its intensive, coach-led month-long career preparatory course as a core component of Prince Sultan University’s (PSU) Cooperative Education Program (Co-Op) in Riyadh. Fullbridge’s partnership with PSU will facilitate a successful transition into the workplace for PSU students.

“When global youth population is the largest in world history, and global youth unemployment is at a record high, forward-thinking institutions of higher education must address the career-readiness of their students head-on,” said Peter Olson, co-CEO and co-Founder of the Fullbridge Program and former CEO of Random House. “We know PSU began the Co-Op program for seniors in order to prepare them for immediate employment upon graduation.  By adding Fullbridge into the Co-Op, we are helping PSU take the next step and enabling PSU students to excel in the workplace.”

During the 7-month Co-Op, students experience paid, full-time work with an employer in a professional environment. A large percentage of these assignments convert to full-time job offers for the students and many are in the top 100 Saudi firms.

This January, Fullbridge coaches – experienced business practitioners with MBAs from top universities, such as Harvard and Stanford – will lead 18 women and 18 men through a rigorous course of study. The program focuses on finance, business analysis, teamwork, and communication; participants work together in close-knit teams under time and real-world context constraints.  These 36 PSU students will emerge from the program with a better understanding of the needs and expectations of top-tier international corporations and organizations.

“The Fullbridge Program has helped students from some of the most prominent schools in the world move towards their career goals,” said Candice Carpenter Olson, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of the Fullbridge Program and former Founder and CEO of iVillage. “American students attending Harvard University and MIT have found the Fullbridge Program an invaluable experience. We’re excited about the opportunity to work with Prince Sultan University to give many of its students a head start on their careers.”

About The Fullbridge Program
Fullbridge offers immersion programs that enable students at top colleges and graduate schools to make a successful transition from high academic achievement to success in the global workplace.

The Fullbridge Program provides key skills and professional behaviors which top employers worldwide value – whether in business, non-profit or entrepreneurial environments – making the Fullbridge experience and credential an ideal complement to top-tier liberal arts, sciences, or law education. The Fullbridge Program provides career assessments and a personalized coaching model to help participants understand strengths, development areas, establish a clear sense of career direction, and create a plan for moving forward into internships and professional jobs. For more information, visit www.fullbridge.com.

About Prince Sultan University
Prince Sultan University is one of the leading non-profit, private universities in the Middle East.

In its efforts towards successful and responsible life-long learning, PSU integrates modern technology, pedagogy and human values for the advancement of scientific research, productivity, and leadership.

PSU is a leader in exploring innovative approaches to education.

Media Contact:
The Fullbridge Program
Briana Menendez, 970-309-1695
brianamenendez@fullbridge.com

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