At ABG Capital we strive to be a part of building the next generation of leaders, software developers, information technologists, marketers, and other specializations. Canon MacMillan Entrepreneurship and Marketing students, for example, visit our office twice a year to get exposure on being a leader and owner of a business. In a closed, informal town hall meeting with the students, the owners discuss the benefits and challenges of being business owners. Therefore, we offer programs to entice local high school students into studying those technical professions. If we can expose one or two students to these areas, it may lead them to interning for us during college. With training and hands-on experience, some of the students may even join our company upon graduation.
In addition, Sharon Kolesar, ABG Capital Human Resources Manager, volunteers to help Pittsburgh ITT Technical Institute students with their communication and interviewing skills. Sharon meets with the students, analyzes their resumes, and conducts mock interviews, which are set to prepare them for their post-graduation job search. Each interview is conducted as if it were the real deal. Typically lasting 30-40 mins, these interviews include a Q&A session at the end and an overall evaluation.
At ABG Capital, we not only believe that we should raise funds for charitable causes but also spend time making our local community better. Our outreach efforts are engrained into our culture, therefore we participate in several volunteer events each year. Working as a team to do something good for others is a win-win for both our company and the charity. Our current outreach initiatives include:
- National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
- Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank
- Play it Forward