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The food and facilities  services company also has a variety of programs to support the growth and advancement of new hires. At press time, Nelson was halfway through the Come Alive with Sodexo training, which provides new managers with tools and knowledge needed to flourish in their first year. Other training assistance includes Sodexo University and an Educational Assistance Program that reimburses employees for outside job-related education. Intergenerational Network Group (iGen), is its newest initiative, which provides a learning exchange of work and life issues between different generational groups of employees within the company. The Spirit of Mentoring IMPACT is a formal program that encourages cross-divisional, culturally diverse partnerships; Peer2Peer, which is exclusively for Employee Network Group members, provides professional development; and BRIDGE is a mentoring initiative for employees within Sodexo business lines.

Through Sodexo’s Future Leaders Internship Program, Nelson was assigned a mentor and learned professional skills such as giving constructive feedback, adhering to company policies and labor laws, and conducting food and safety trainings, which she continues to use. “I feel prepared and ready to do my job,” says Nelson of the internal training and mentoring support. “They are going to tell you when you’re right and help you when you’re wrong. [They] have your best interest and the company at heart.”

Sodexo has nearly 800 management and executive-level positions open throughout the U.S. Visit www.sodexousa.com/usen/careers/careers.asp to learn more about career and networking opportunities. E-mail Internships.USA@sodexo.com for an application for the Sodexo Future Leaders Internship Program.

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