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Corporate Sponsorship in Schools
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Corporate Sponsorship in Schools Introduction: School-business partnerships are “something more akin to mad cow disease.” Many critics have a low opinion of school-business partnerships/corporate sponsorship in schools. However, corporate sponsorship in schools - for example career mentorship, sponsorship of programmes/activities like athletics or performing arts, and providing electronic programming/equipment - make students’ educational quality of life better by giving them a head start into the world of careers, the world of sports/the arts and into the complicated and competitive Information Age that we are currently living in. Career Mentorship Career mentorship provides numerous benefits for students, some of which include apprenticeships and internships. The skills that students learn during the periods when they are exposed to the corporate world go a long way in preparing them for life in a corporate setting. For example, students who take part in mock interviews are more likely to be relaxed and composed during actual interviews. Thus, school-business partnerships benefit students in terms of “career awareness, exploration and development.” (“School-Business Partnerships, n.d.). Clearly, career mentorship improves students’ educational quality of life by giving them a head start into the world of careers. Sponsorship of programmes/activities
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