Gemdale USA Partners with Leading Non-Profit Organization First Workings for a Second Year
New York City
July 20, 2018
Gemdale USA Corporation was honored to partner with leading non-profit organization First Workings for a second year.
Gemdale has committed to actively participate in various areas of Corporate Social Responsibility around the world, at the real estate project level in numerous of its US developments, as well as at a corporate level and has continued to embed philanthropic activities within various aspects of its business.
As one such example, Gemdale USA was pleased to partner for a second year with First Workings, a leading non-profit educational organization, in line with the program’s mission to provide students their first experience in a working environment, as a building block in the foundations necessary in helping them fulfill their aims and ambitions.
The Gemdale USA New York City office welcomed its second high-school student intern in July 2018. While the intern had little exposure to the real estate industry prior to joining Gemdale USA, Gemdale offered the intern the opportunity to work in a rotation program throughout different functions at the fully-integrated real estate enterprise, including rotations through its New York City office’s acquisitions, investment, development, public relations, and administration teams.
“We were delighted to have our second First Workings intern as part of our Gemdale USA New York City Family this summer”, shared Mr. Jason Zhu, Chairman of Gemdale USA, noting further that “the mission of First Workings cannot be more important today in providing opportunities to the less-privileged to enter the initial rungs of the professional workforce and add credibility to their college and future work endeavors.”
In addition to office work, various Gemdale USA teams also took the First Workings intern to Gemdale’s development sites in Manhattan and as well as created special “Lunch & Learn” sessions to give the intern a more immersive experience in the real estate industry.
“Although this was another short-term internship program, we truly formed bonds yet again with this summer’s First Workings intern, who could hopefully learn something valuable from our collective team in building additional foundations for a successful career and continue to view the Gemdale USA Family as a valued resource in guiding their professional development,” Mr. Michael Krupa, President of Gemdale USA shared.