Adecco USA Launches ‘CEO for One Month’ Boot Camp

Six finalists vie for the opportunity to work alongside Fortune 500 executives, bring home $10,000 and experience the internship of a lifetime.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – May 12, 2017 – Adecco USA, part of the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, will host its annual ‘CEO for One Month’ boot camp, Monday, May 15 – Wednesday, May 17, in Jacksonville, Florida. Six talented finalists selected from a pool of more than 20,000 applicants across the nation will participate in a series of leadership challenges, and ultimately, one will be named Adecco USA’s 2017 ‘CEO for One Month,’ earning the internship of a lifetime and the opportunity to experience running a Fortune 500 company.

“This is a highly competitive program, and advancing to the boot camp alone is a feat that will open many doors for our six outstanding finalists,” said Joyce Russell, president of Adecco USA. “But, to be named our 2017 ‘CEO for One Month’ will truly transform someone’s life. He or she will instantly gain hundreds of skilled mentors and boundless opportunities. My team and peers are ready to invest in this person’s long-term success.”

Upon selection, the 2017 ‘CEO for One Month’ will shadow Russell and other business leaders during a four-week internship that includes an impressive $10,000 salary.

The finalists competing in this year’s boot camp include:

  1. Anyssa Chebbi (Graduate of Princeton University)
  2. Haarthi Rajendran (Purdue University)
  3. Ian Opaluch (Wheaton College)
  4. Mariana Velazquez Castillo (University of Florida)
  5. Momin Irfan (Southern Methodist University)
  6. Sydney Rieckhoff (Stanford University)

The ‘CEO for One Month’ program is concurrently taking place in forty-eight other countries and territories around the world. As the respective internships culminate later this summer, Adecco USA’s parent company, The Adecco Group, will select the most successful interns to advance towards the chance for a month-long mentorship with The Adecco Group’s global CEO, Alain Dehaze.

About Adecco USA

When we talk about us, we’re really talking about our people—the best staffing and recruiting experts on the planet. They connect over 70,000 people to great jobs across the country every single day. That makes us one of America’s biggest employers. Our people are also the go-to workforce management partners for a lot of Fortune 500 companies. And thousands of American workers, in almost every industry and profession, rely on them for career advice. When you’re ready to find out what we can do for you, stop by one of our more than 450 locations in the U.S., or visit today. 


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Mary Beth Waddill