CMC freshman Alice Williams checked her email this afternoon for a pleasant surprise: the Career Sevices Center has offered her $5 million in cash for her work this summer at the small non-profit “Billy’s Place.”
Williams says that, although she was not expecting such a large sum, she will definitely put it to good use while working in New York.
“I’ll use it to cover expenses like groceries, subway fares, and any other time I need to travel for work. The other $4.9 million will probably be invested in a hybrid portfolio, but I’ll have to talk to my dad.”
This year was especially competitive for the Sponsored Internship Program applicants to receive funding, and, in the end, Career Services manager John Jackson says, “Alice was really the only applicant we could all agree upon, so we gave all the money to her.” He noted that Alice’s workplace, a soup kitchen in Harlem, was a particularly interesting non-profit and that Alice deserved every cent of her funding.
Jackson added, “Honestly, we made this decision because we just found out the rest of you guys spend your funding on alcohol. So, get it together, come back next year with a 12-step plan, and we’ll reconsider your applications.”
– Anna Balderston CM ’18