By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness News
August 8, 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Amazon.com is teaming up with Florida State University to launch a work-study program.
More than 50 employment opportunities will be created by the program in Amazon's Customer Service department. University officials say students will be offered the ability to work remotely with flexible hours to accommodate class schedules and other activities.
Sally McRorie, provost and executive vice president for FSU's Academic Affairs said, "FSU's new partnership with Amazon is another milestone in our effort to become one of the nation's strongest and most diverse talent pipelines."
Students within the program will work virtually with the Seattle-based company, primarily in customer service-oriented roles. Each student will also meet regularly with a mentor from Amazon, helping students explore opportunities within the company.
“We know that students are eager to gain valuable work experience while juggling demanding school schedules,” said Dave Guggina, general manager of Customer Service at Amazon. “That’s why we’re excited to team up with Florida State University to offer students the flexibility to do both while creating a robust pipeline of talent for the company.”
Eligible students may search for work study positions with Amazon through FSU's work study portal for Fall 2017.