Sep 23, 2021Latest News

LaGuardia College student joining company for 12-week program

NEWARK—InGroup Inc. today announced that Eriwn Arias has joined the company as part of Goldman Sach’s inaugural 10,000 Small Businesses Fellows program, a workforce development initiative designed to help small businesses and students in four U.S. city markets weather the pandemic’s economic challenges.

The program is designed to help students and small companies alike by providing paid internships to “historically underrepresented community college students” that address “the skills gap facing small businesses during the pandemic” as they struggle to hire qualified employees, Goldman Sachs says.

Eriwn, a Queens resident and senior at LaGuardia College majoring in computer science, brings marketing experience, a commitment to customer service, and a strong desire to learn more about the operations of an entrepreneurial small business.

Asahi Pompey, Global Head of Corporate Engagement and President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, said in a company statement, “The right internship can have a big impact on a student’s career path. 10,000 Small Businesses Fellows gives students a front row seat to entrepreneurship by coming into a small business and learning from some of our most successful alumni. They will learn the business, but they will also witness the passion.”

“Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Businesses Fellows is a wonderful opportunity for our company to work with this program and Eriwn,’’ said Marlene Bauer, InGroup’s president and founder, also a 10,000 Small Businesses graduate education grant “We appreciate Goldman Sach’s foresight to create workforce opportunities for small businesses, while training motivated students who are interested in developing entrepreneurial skills.”

Eriwn will lead several operations and human-resourced based projects for InGroup this fall.

According to Goldman Sachs, the semester-long paid internships will be covered by the Goldman Sachs Foundation with the program starting in New York, Baltimore, Cleveland, and Dallas. More than 250 work opportunities in fields of interest are being made available for college students from five higher education institutions, including LaGuardia Community College in Queens, New York.

For more on Goldman Sach’s 10,000 Small Business Fellows program, visit