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Rize

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Sofia Viscuso, Founder and CEO of Rize, an internship search and application resource for university students, recently graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans in 2022. During her time in school, the Latina entrepreneur received over $30,000 in funding from business pitch competitions, including WBENC Collegiate Accelerator, Moody’s Analytics Social Impact Challenge, and the Tulane Business Model Competition for the development of her start-up, Rize.

Rize, founded in 2020, is a platform for university students to search and apply to remote, paid internships easily. Rize connects college students to businesses through short-term paid projects and provides small and midsize companies with an affordable way to test out and hire college student talent. 

The platform has completed over 200 projects with 40 business clients, boasting a 75% business return rate. Students across the country have connected with potential employers, tested different industries, added a mark to their resumes, and collectively made 110K dollars.

Rize allows for creating successful relationships through its project-based work that maximizes time and resources for both businesses and students. The most common projects on the platform are digital marketing, social media management, web development, sales, business operations, and research.

This young company has already proven its impact by providing its services to organizations such as the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, New Orleans Business Alliance, Microsoft, and Corbec Media, among others.

The company has affiliations with the Women’s Business Enterprise Council and Tulane University. Reflecting on its rapid growth, Viscuso is ready to hire a full-time team for Rize in 2023, as she predicts an increase in more companies requiring the platform’s services in the Greater New Orleans area. 

Rize boasts a hybrid work environment that empowers employees across the company to be creative problem solvers and team players. Viscuso seeks to hire personnel who share her passion for Rize’s social mission to create a more diverse and equitable workforce by increasing the quality of internship opportunities available to college students.

Undoubtedly, the passion for her work will take her even further. 

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