In December, Apple declared that it has designed a mentorship program called Launch@Apple. Aimed at first-generation college students, the program will begin in the first quarter of 2021. This program will give opportunities to those young college students who could need guidance as they traverse through college life, without an experienced parent or guardian with a college degree, to help them.
Applications are open through Friday, January 8, 2021. Students can apply on the Apple website. Although the tech giant
has made no public announcement, details were shared on Monday by MyHealthyApple. There was a LinkedIn post last week, which provided some details about the program.
A PDF says that the program is for freshmen and sophomores who major in subjects such as mathematics, economics, finance, accounting and data analysis. Mentors from Apple will work together with these students and give them learning resources, professional growth opportunities, on-the-job training as well as paid externships and internships.
These mentorships are open only to students whose parents or legal guardians have not got a college degree. Other conditions include grades, resumes as well as a few personal questions. Some of these questions ask them about the challenges they have faced in life, the reason why the company should choose them for mentoring and also what makes them joyful. Launch@Apple has not set a specific GPA score and is welcoming students whose GPA scores are across a wide range.