Understanding the importance of the youth in nation-building and innovation, the #1 Finance Super App GCash, recently concluded the second leg of its Jumpstart Internship Program, an 11-week learning initiative that seeks to mold undergraduate students into becoming future leaders in fintech.
Kicked off in June 2023, this year’s run received over 1,500 student applicants from different colleges and universities across the country. Aspiring interns were narrowed down to 39 shortlisted bright minds who were immersed in various business groups of the country’s leading fintech super app.
Winners of the ImaGnation innovation challenge and some of the high potential students who landed in the ImaGnation Top 15 also received a spot in this competitive and prestigious summer program.
Mentorship and collaborations
Under the mentorship of GCash leaders and experts in fintech, the interns were assigned in arms such as Tech and Operations, Commercial, Marketing, Finance, Fuse Lending, Wealth Management, New Businesses, Transformation, Strategy, People and Purpose, and Compliance.
Gearing them up for the real world, GCash gave them the opportunity to collaborate with the team in high impact projects. Likewise, weekly GNation sessions were conducted to involve and prepare them for the fast-paced and dynamic culture of the fintech industry.
“The best way to shape the youth into becoming innovators and leaders in the industry is to introduce and immerse them in the field as early as possible. This means giving them a seat at the table and a voice to be heard through this internship program. By employing practices that are collaborative, we guide them into the right direction as the future of fintech,” said GCash Chief People Officer Robert Gonzales.
Ready for the real world
The Jumpstart Internship Program was structured to give undergraduate students a synergetic and engaging preview of how the fintech industry works and how GCash is constantly innovating to make the quality of Filipinos’ lives better through financial inclusion.
The best practices, learning behaviors, and dynamic mindset the interns learned through the internship program have prepared them to be able to keep up with the rapidly changing demands of an organization within the ever-evolving tech industry.
Batch Valedictorian Ben Bensali, a BS Development Communication student of the University of the Philippines Los Baños and previous ImaGnation participant imparted words of encouragement to his fellow interns on a valuable lesson they can apply after graduation.
“I hope you find it in your heart to serve our nation. With how turbulent our life can be as Filipinos, our country needs your great minds now, more than ever, to come together and create solutions that empower and uplift people who need it the most,” he said.
The program’s latest run culminated with a graduation ceremony last September 7 in Seda Hotel BGC where the interns received their Certificate of Achievement for completing the Jumpstart Internship Program. Special awards were given for standout interns with the best overall proactive performance and attendanceTo learn more about learning opportunities at GCash and how you can grow your career, visit https://www.gcash.com