LOS ANGELES, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intern Sushi, a site that provides young professionals with the tools to visually showcase their potential to employers, today announced the launch of its early career "Industry Influencer" networking program that connects site users with moguls from the highly coveted industries of television, film, sports, fashion, PR/advertising, music, web, technology, nonprofit and more.
Unlike other networking programs for young professionals, Intern Sushi is providing easy access to top industry executives who want to peel back the curtain on their paths to success and mentor the next generation. Each Influencer will showcase their career journeys via an Intern Sushi digital profile that visually outlines details about their educations and job histories, and reveals more personal details including quotes, advice and side interests they enjoy – everything young professionals need to envision their own paths to success.
"Our users are so ambitious, focused and driven, that we wanted to build a program that would match their passion and give them a real opportunity to learn from the professionals they look up to," said Shara Senderoff, Co-Founder & CEO of Intern Sushi. "We've always been dedicated to helping talented individuals break into their dream careers by telling their stories visually, and now by doing that, they can earn a once-in-a-lifetime chance to get the inside track from the very people who've paved the way in their desired industries."
In addition to the information, advice and insight featured on the Influencers' profiles, each will also host a 30-day competition into which Intern Sushi users can enter their own profiles for a chance to earn an exclusive, Influencer branded profile badge that signifies the Influencer recognizes their enthusiasm and dedication to succeed. At the end of the 30-day period, the Influencer will then review the submitted profiles and award 15+ badges to the most thorough and captivating individuals. The candidate who impresses the Influencer the most will earn a one-on-one informational interview with them, where they can learn even more about the secrets to success.
"No matter where you are in your career, being able to compel someone with your story is one of the most crucial skills," said Shonda Rhimes, Creator & Showrunner, Scandal and Grey's Anatomy. "I've learned a lot about storytelling, both creatively and personally, on my own career path; this is my chance to share that knowledge, recognize exceptional storytellers in their own right, and inspire them as they begin their career journeys."
Intern Sushi has already assembled an exciting group of top talent that is representative of the industries with opportunities listed on the site, including television, film, music, sports, publishing, web, technology, nonprofit and more. Intern Sushi will roll out new Influencers each week, reaching approximately 150 in 2013. Current Influencers include:
- Shonda Rhimes, Creator/Showrunner of Scandal and Grey's Anatomy
- Christina Weiss Lurie, Minority Owner, Philadelphia Eagles & Social Responsibility, President Eagles Youth Partnership
- Evan Lamberg, President of North America, Universal Music Publishing Group
- Linda Cohn, Sportscaster ESPN
- Charles King, Partner, Motion Picture Group, William Morris Endeavor
- Adam Schefter, NFL Analyst, ESPN
- Yael Cohen, Founder & CEO, F*CK Cancer
- Jamie Gutfreund, Chief Strategy Officer, The Intelligence Group, Creative Artists Agency
About Intern Sushi
Intern Sushi is the only online resource that helps young professionals kick off their careers at the hottest companies by trashing the paper resume and encouraging them to creatively showcase their professional potential to employers. It currently features opportunities nationwide with 10,000+ companies including Warner Music Group, FunnyorDie.com, Gary Sanchez Productions, Lionsgate Entertainment, Michael Stars and Draftfcb.
Intern Sushi is the brainchild of Shara Senderoff, a film industry executive/producer who was determined to embrace storytelling to fix the broken internship hiring process. She co-founded Intern Sushi with motion picture and television producer Mark Gordon and digital media entrepreneur Richard Gelb.
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