Dream Careers

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Dream Careers Inc.
Predecessor University of Dreams
Founded February 2000
Founder Eric Lochtefeld
Beth Lochtefeld
Headquarters San Mateo, California, United States
Number of locations
3 offices
Key people
Eric Normington(CEO)
Danielle Normington(COO)
Noah Galabow(CFO)
Services Internships
Revenue US$10.9 million (2010)
Website summerinternships.com

Dream Careers Inc. formerly known as University of Dreams, is an American corporation providing mainly summer internship programs. The company is based in San Mateo, California. According to the New York Times, they are one of the most visible players in the industry.[1]


The company was founded in February 2000 as University of Dreams. It was featured on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies and also on an NPR broadcast.[2][3]

University of Dreams acquired Career Explorations, a summer internship program for high school students, in 2010 and renamed itself to the current name of Dream Careers.[4]


Dream Careers offers internships to college undergraduates. It charges a flat fee for an internship placement, housing, transportation, meals, and other related services.[5][6]


  1. ^ "New York Times" http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/business/09intern.html?_r=2
  2. ^ Radio Broadcast (NPR); "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-07-05. Retrieved 2009-02-13. 
  3. ^ “University of Dreams” Company Profile. Inc.com 01 Oct. 2007 http://www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/university-of-dreams
  4. ^ "About Us". summerinternships.com. Dream Careers. Retrieved 8 January 2012. 
  5. ^ Niche Biz: University of Dreams” By Rich 13 March 2007 http://www.business-opportunities.biz/2007/03/13/niche-biz-university-of-dreams/
  6. ^ "Internship Placement Program” http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/education&id=6644672

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