By: Kristy Nieboer
I’ve been working for College Pro for almost a year now, as the social media and marketing intern. My job started as a summer internship and extended throughout the school year. Before applying to the internship, I had never heard of College Pro. After some quick Google-ing, I discovered that College Pro provides painting and window cleaning services, and hires mostly students. However, what I did not realize in the initial search is the opportunity that College Pro provides for mostly student entrepreneurs, or how much I could learn from them. 11 months later, I have learned that there are a number of stigmas associated with the College Pro brand that may be misleading people.
When I tell someone I work at College Pro, I receive responses similar to, “oh the painting company?”, “I didn’t know you paint?”, or even “oh I heard there’s a College Pro Painters scam”. I am well aware that rumors travel quicker than the truth, and that people tend to believe what they hear, but I found it appalling the number of people who don’t bother to investigate things they hear. I am going to take the time to write what I wish I had the energy to tell every student in North America.