MEXICO CITY, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AXIA Traders today announced the launch of their Latin America Technology Internship Program which will provide real-world early-stage technology venture experience to recent university graduates from Mexico. AXIA is initiating the program with Tec Monterrey, Universidad Iberoamericana and El UNAM, with plans to add seven additional Mexican universities to the program before the end of this year. AXIA will also expand the program to include universities in Central and South America and the Caribbean beginning in 2016.
"Mexico has out-produced USA in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) graduates for nearly 10 years and counting when viewed as a percentage of each country's population." says Lawrence McDaniel, AXIA Traders' country manager in Mexico. Sean Goforth of Next Coast Media adds, "Per capita Mexico has three times as many engineering graduates as the United States. To Fortune 500 managers, this is no longer much of a secret. After all, engineers at Ford's Mexico unit filed for more than 40 patents from 2010-2013."
Mr. McDaniel further explains that one-semester unpaid internships are a graduation prerequisite at nearly all fully accredited Mexican Universities, and across the rest of Latin America as well. "Recent Mexican university graduates naturally have enormous interest in what's happening in Silicon Valley, Austin, Texas and Boston. Our commercial ties to these US technology markets, combined with our local presence in Mexico City makes us a good host for interns working remotely."
For U.S. technology companies interested in hiring one of AXIA's interns for a Spanish Latin American product localization project for example, the process is simple.
- AXIA vets candidates per the sponsor company's profile
- AXIA ensures all minimum academic internship requirements are met
- AXIA hosts the intern from their Mexico City office
- THE SPONSOR participates in a weekly 30-minute Skype video performance review session with the student
About AXIA Traders:
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Mexico City, AXIA Traders (http://www.axiatraders.com) is a full service provider of in-country sales and localization services to U.S. and Canadian software and technology companies. AXIA Traders has a world-class team of professionals providing full-service representation. With offices in San Francisco, California and Mexico City AXIA Traders provides a truly localized business experience to its U.S. and Canadian clients.
Mexico City Country Manager
Phone: +1 (415) 766-9012
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