Student Painters gives Aspinwall resident skills to run a business
Sean Smith plans to spend his summer running his own business and putting people to work.
Smith of Aspinwall is a finance major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
For the summer, he'll oversee the local branch of Student Painters that will serve his hometown and the surrounding area.
For Smith, it's a way to learn business outside of the classroom. He cites communication skills, organization and sales as areas he has learned about since starting with the company in November.
“It's really just a great skill to learn. It's also a good resume builder,” Smith said.
Smith plans to recruit painters from the area to fill out his team.
“I'm hoping to have five or six painters by May,” Smith said.
After a training session earlier this month, Smith now is working to line up jobs for the summer.
“Once everybody gets out of college in May is when we start painting,” Smith said.
Smith learned about Student Painters from information on campus. Since he started working, he said, the experience has taken him out of his comfort zone.
“I have learned so much about this so far than I have ever learned in school,” Smith said.
For information about Student Painters, call Smith at 908-565-3154 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tom McGee is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-856-7400, ext. 1513, or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.