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QuickBridge Sponsors Third Three-Day Internship Program for CSU Fullerton Guardian Scholars

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QuickBridge, a privately-held, leading financial services firm offering
working capital to small businesses nationwide, partnered with
California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and non-profit OC United
to sponsor its third three-day internship program for CSUF Guardian
Scholars. Three CSUF students were selected for 24 hours of onsite job
experience at QuickBridge's office headquarters. Upon completion, each
student was awarded a $1,000 scholarship and an ongoing mentorship
opportunity with a QuickBridge team member.

The Guardian Scholar interns gained real-world business experience
through:

  • Job-shadowing marketing, human resources, and accounting mentors
  • Learning what experience and education is needed for jobs in human
    resources, marketing, credit, accounting, IT, sales, and operations
  • Taking skills tests, attending hands-on resume workshops, and engaging
    in mock job interview sessions
  • Enjoying offsite networking opportunities with QuickBridge team
    members and managers

Selection requirements for the intern positions included being a CSUF
Guardian Scholar in good standing and submitting an essay on why they
wanted to participate in an internship with QuickBridge.

The goal of the program is to help the chosen interns hone their
educational, business, and interpersonal skills. According to one of the
interns, "the program served as an investment in my college experience.
I was in foster care and am a first-generation college student. This
opportunity was a blessing and helps pave the way for my academic
journey." Another participant remarked, "the internship expanded what
I've already learned, and has guided me in the right direction." An
intern who has entrepreneurial aspirations said, "overall this was a
great opportunity to develop the professional skills I will need for my
future business."

"Collaborating with businesses like QuickBridge who offer these
mentorship opportunities is paramount to the success of our Guardian
Scholars program," said Marysol Mendoza, Foster Youth and Guardian
Scholar Specialist at CSUF. "We're committed to supporting current and
former foster youth exiting the foster care system. The QuickBridge
internship program contributes to the quality and depth of the student's
university experience."

President Ben Gold said the company's third internship program continued
to reinforce QuickBridge's corporate commitment to the OC United / CSUF
Guardian Scholars program.

"Once again, our team was thoroughly inspired by the students'
commitment and engagement in our program," Gold said. "Each time we can
meet and work with these amazing young individuals, we walk away feeling
like we've learned more from them than they have from us. Their
commitment to education and achievement – despite the adversity they
have faced – ensures they will find future success. We are thrilled to
have been a small part of their journey."

For more information on QuickBridge, visit https://www.quickbridge.com/.

About QuickBridge

Founded in 2011, Quick Bridge Funding LLC (stylized as QuickBridge) is a
privately-held financial services firm headquartered in Irvine,
California with a satellite office in New York City. QuickBridge
provides small business loans and short-term working capital loans for
small to mid-sized businesses nationwide. QuickBridge ranked two
consecutive years on the Inc. 500 list and is a previous Business
Intelligence Group and Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA)
award winner. Visit quickbridge.com.

Products offered by Quick Bridge Funding, LLC and affiliates are
business loans only. The products are provided by third parties and
subject to lender approval. Loans to customers in California are made or
arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law License. License
number: 603 J292.

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