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Trusted Jacksonville eCommerce Company HC Brands Establishes Scholarship & Internship Program

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HC Brands lives and operates by six core values - Passion, Grit, Winning, Collaboration, Accountability and Curiosity, and now they're sharing their love for learning and giving with students across the US. HC Brands is excited to kick off its education sector with an established yearly scholarship and four paid internship opportunities!

HC Brands Establishes Scholarship & Internship Program
HC Brands Establishes Scholarship & Internship Program

HC Brands Scholarship

In January 2021, and each year after, HC Brands will award one college student with $1,000 to use towards his or her college expenses. The deadline to apply is November 30th, 2020, and all applicants must submit an essay of 1,000 - 1,200 words expressing how they exemplify HC Brands' six core values. If you or someone you know is interested in applying, find more information and how to apply at

HC Brands Internships

In the spirit of giving back, HC Brands now offers four paid internship tracks! Students interested in or pursuing a degree in marketing, technology, finance or business can apply for a paid internship lead by a professional with decades of experience in their field.

Marketing and SEO: The marketing internship, open to one student from June to August each year, will provide real experience in SEO, product copywriting, reporting, PPC, social media, marketplaces like Etsy and Jane, and more. Marketing students will finish the internship program with real, hands-on experience, including use of tools like Google Analytics, aHrefs, and Magento. The marketing internship is lead by Senior SEO Manager, Amber Bailey and Vice President of Digital Marketing, Chris Warren. Any passionate writer, data analyst or social media wiz will thrive on this fun and energetic team.

Technology: The tech team, lead by Chief Technology and Marketing Officer, Jim Gruhn, gives tech students the chance to define and write new business requirements, test new software, and to be a real contributor to the essential technical aspects of an eCommerce company. Technology interns will learn JQuery, HTML, CSS, rich javascript and much more! "We're looking for builders," says Jim, "those who are ready to come in and build with us," he says. The HC Brands tech team also offers mentoring for UNF students. Learn more here.

Finance: Students who are passionate about numbers will thrive under Controller Erin Poirer's leadership. "Our finance interns will gain practical experience in the constantly growing field of finance and eCommerce," says Erin. Any individual interested in, or pursuing a degree in finance or accounting can apply for this summer internship that will be available from June to August each year. Finance interns will be posting transactions, generating a wide variety of reports, creating and updating budgets, and analyzing financial data.

Manufacturing and Customer Care: Under the leadership of Chief Operating Officer Lee Pinkerton, manufacturing and customer care interns will learn a wide range of skills. From Lean Six Sigma, operations, purchasing and planning to customer service, interns will learn eCommerce operations from top to bottom, and take away real skills that will help build their careers. Dates are flexible from February to August, and more than one intern will work during this time frame. Each internship will last 8-9 weeks, and will expose students to the bustling order fulfillment and customer focus atmosphere of a growing eCommerce company.

HC Brands Establishes Scholarship & Internship Program
HC Brands Establishes Scholarship & Internship Program

Since 1954, HC Brands, formerly Holmes Stamp & Sign, has provided essential business products to Jacksonville, but in recent years has grown into a leading eCommerce provider of personalized products ranging from stamps to tumblers. Headquartered in Jacksonville, with 10 web stores and additional distribution centers in Austin, TX, and Salem, MA, HC Brands continues to expand.

HC Brands thrives on philanthropy and service, and owner and CEO Bryan Croft actively seeks opportunities to serve not only Northeast Florida, but the US and Haiti.

Through exciting and essential educational opportunities, HC Brands is looking to share some of the knowledge held by its key leaders with eager students who are looking to get their hands dirty in their desired career field. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for the scholarship or an internship, don't hesitate to visit!

*HC Brands adheres to CDC guidelines for social distancing and mask-wearing.

Author: Amber Bailey

HC Brands Establishes Scholarship & Internship Program
HC Brands Establishes Scholarship & Internship Program



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