Work Hard. Play Hard.
At College Works Painting we believe in the old adage that students who "Work Hard should Play Hard" too.
Outfitting for Adventure
No Up Front Fees
We provide the start-up funds which you return through profits.
A past intern who has achieved excellence in our program will guide you to success.
Advertising and Organization Materials
We provide marketing materials and organizational tools to help you succeed as a business person. Including contractors license, liability insurance and workers compensation, payroll processing, HR services, and more. All to make certain that you comply with the rules and regulations of operating a business.
Intensive and comprehensive training on all aspects of operating your service business.
How many people do you know that successfully run their own business? No law school, graduate school or future employer will be able to deny you a forum.
College Works alumni are an extremely successful group of individuals and many own or run large companies. As an intern you will have an opportunity to meet and learn from many of these alumni. Also, successful completion of the program places you into a select referral program to help you with your job search after graduation.
To encourage excellence among our interns, we have several scholarships and awards available. See those in more detail here.
Our office provides all the accounting and bookkeeping services necessary for your business. In addition, your customers will enjoy friendly telephone reception.
The Adventure Timeline
Attend formal training seminar
Meet with District Manager to set goals and create a business plan
Conduct your first estimates with District Manager
Attend paint training during Spring Break
Grand opening of your branch
Have article written about yourself in the local paper
Continuous District Manager support
Market your business and continue sales throughout the summer
Interview and hire employees for your business
Back to School
Start production, organize jobsites, institute quality control
Work with customers and motivate employees
Bi-weekly payroll functions to meet alumni
What Students Are Saying About the Internship
Molly Velasco (University of Massachusetts)
If you are a person who is determined to grow and are looking for a program to challenge you and push you out of your comfort zone this is definately the one for you.
[The internship] has improved my ability to talk to clients, deal with objections and has taught me the basics of selling, running and managing my own business. It is a tough internship but if you stick with it and keep trying then you can succeed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Q:How do I get paid?
A: At training you will learn how to price a paint job. You will be taught how to calculate wages, material, supplies and your profit. The average house will cost approximately $3,000 - $3,500 and you aim to earn 20% of this selling price per house painted. Remember as in any business, your profit margin depends entirely on how well you manage your costs. (Note: CWP cannot guarantee how much you will make, as it is dependent upon how you price the job and the costs you incur in delivering it. However, the average profit last year was over 21%. Also, the program offers a minimum guarantee of $4,000 for those who fulfill minimum program requirements.)