At a time when many are finding that both jobs and opportunities to gain real-world experience are scarce, two companies focused on the education segment have partnered to meet that very specific challenge. Epsilen , a social learning environment serving K-12 and higher education students, educators, and institutions with lifelong networking, collaboration, and learning tools, and Intern U , a professional services consulting firm matching paid student internships with Fortune 500 companies, have formed a strategic partnership to enhance student success primarily through job creation.
Under the partnership, Epsilen students who are interested in pursuing paid internships will be matched to open internships managed by Intern U. Once the student is matched, they can record their progress within Epsilen’s ePortfolio, which is available to them for life. If these students are enrolled at an institution, they may enable access to institutional advisors who wish to evaluate student performance in those internships - a critical component to the advising process for many educational organizations. If the student is independent of a particular institution, they can create a free account within Epsilen and will have their ePortfolio available to them for life.