Abraham Lincoln said that “The best way to predict the future is to create it,” but are the future leaders able to create their future? Are they prepared with the skills that employers are looking for? Joining Joe this week is David Dvorkin, the Executive Director and the founder of Hire Cause, an online experiential learning platform that is helping to realize a vision of the world where companies, non-profits, and schools work together around projects that help communities thrive.
About David Dvorkin:
Dvorkin is the founder of Hire Cause, an online experiential learning platform that is connecting companies, non-profits, and schools to help students gain professional skills through civic engagement. Public, private, and charter schools are utilizing the platform to provide students with more meaningful internship experience. Students have already partnered with professionals from companies like American Express, Chipotle, and Hearst Media to raise money for charities including the Bowery Mission, Room to Read, and most recently, COVID 19 recovery efforts.
Dvorkin has been a frequent guest speaker at Columbia University, NYU, and Baruch College on the topic of pursuing a meaningful career. Prior to founding Hire Cause, he previously led the sponsorship sales team in NYC for the official radio partner of the Grammys and American Music Awards. In this role, Dvorkin was also in charge of hiring recent college graduates and running the corporate internship program in New York.
After studying how different internship programs were designed, Dvorkin was concerned by the research finding that 40% of college seniors had ZERO internships. Moreover, the internships that students currently receive are almost always administrative in nature like getting coffee for supervisors or data entry. Dvorkin felt that we needed to better prepare our students to thrive beyond the classroom and pursue careers that excite them. He left his management position in 2018 to pursue this mission, and Hire Cause was born.
Hosted By: Joe Pardavila