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WEST PALM BEACH, FL, April 11, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Two South Florida powerhouses, United Franchise Group (UFG) and Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA), have teamed up to offer students a well-paved path to careers in business. UFG recently launched an internship program for PBA students enrolled in the Titus Center for Franchising. The exclusive program offers 10 spots for eligible students each semester and exposes participants to a comprehensive and hands-on experience with UFG staff.
"We are proud to be partners with PBA and to extend this special program for the Titus Center for Franchising students," said Ray Titus, CEO for United Franchise Group. "In the world of business, book smarts can get you only so far. It's the practical experience and engaging with seasoned professionals that can help our future business leaders really shine and help take entrepreneurs to the next level. Our teams are here to empower these students and provide them with the tools and know-how they need to succeed."
The UFG internship is a 10-week program that students participate in twice a week. The program features classroom-style learning paired with hands-on experience with various UFG departments. Students are guided through an extensive program that covers a variety of relevant and practical topics, including sales, store openings and continued support to sustain business operations. Students work alongside UFG staff to learn the ins and outs of franchising.
In addition to being enrolled in the Titus Center for Franchising, students must be pursuing a bachelor's degree in business with a concentration in franchising. The next group of interns will begin the program in fall 2018.
"West Palm Beach is home to our global headquarters," added Titus. "With resources readily available and a team that is energized to support and cultivate these students, we are able to provide an impactful and well-rounded program that provides real-world experience."
The Titus Center for Franchising opened in the fall of 2017 at the Rinker School of Business. The Center offers coursework in franchising, leading to a bachelor's degree in business with a concentration in franchising. In addition to the internship program, job shadowing opportunities are also available at UFG headquarters.
"The Global Leader for Entrepreneurs." United Franchise Group is a group of affiliated companies and brands. Led by CEO Ray Titus, United Franchise Group is home to a variety of internationally recognized brands including Signarama, Fully Promoted, Experimac, Jon Smith Subs, Venture X, SuperGreen Solutions, Transworld Business Advisors and The Great Greek Mediterranean Grill. With over three decades in the franchising industry and more than 1400 franchisees throughout the world, United Franchise Group offers unprecedented leadership and solid business opportunities for entrepreneurs.
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