By: Grant Smith
In a sponsored video with Burgess Foster, a marketing representative of the DoorDash company, Foster reveals the company’s initiative towards supplying UCF students with a new avenue of passive income.
“We have identified the University of Central Florida as an institution that can give us [DoorDash] the competitive advantage with its talent-base” noted Foster.
Foster went on to explain that the Orlando and Central Florida area would be the ideal location to expand its area of operations, as Florida itself is a mega state—a state with a population size over 20 million residents.
DoorDash belongs to the food-delivery service industry, headquartered in San Francisco, California. Founded by entrepreneur Tony Xu, DoorDash emerged as a company with the ideals of it [DoorDash] being THE SMART WAY TO MOVE FOOD TO PEOPLE,1 primarily through TECHNOLOGY DRIVEN DELIVERY.2
Through working at DoorDash, Foster claims that students will have the opportunity to earn additional revenue outside of their regular campus activities, whether it be after a long day of studying at the library, before going to the gym, or when class is dismissed.
Understanding the struggle of working part-time in college, Foster offered a special initiative for UCF students and campus affiliates: a cash incentive upwards of $100 for those who make over 200 deliveries in a 60-day span. Furthermore, every time this goal has been completed, Foster will match this earning, personally donating $100 to the UCF General Scholarship Fund, as he shares a “belief in social responsibility.”
Foster noted the benefits that individuals can expect when working with the DoorDash company. In addition to weekly pay every Tuesday, keeping all tips earned, and the $100 bonus incentive, DoorDash drivers are eligible to receive health benefits either quarterly or annually. To become a DoorDash driver, there will be a series of banner ads on the Knight News website that will allow individuals to sign up to be independent contractors with the company.
Ultimately, Foster noted that “we [DoorDash] are looking for someone who is professional, industrious, and dependable” that shares similar values to what DoorDash holds. Foster believes that DoorDash is one such way “…to boost the economic livelihood…” of UCF students.
DoorDash needs as many as 500 to 1,000 drivers across Florida, and the sooner those who sign up here complete their 200 trips, the sooner Burgess says he’ll be able to endow the UCF general scholarship fund with his gift.
Become a Door Dash Driver! Earn up to $25/hour and get a $100.00 bonus after 200 deliveries in 60 days for signing up here: hiring drivers year-round
If 500 to 1,000 drivers sign up through this campaign, Burgess Foster said he anticipates $50,000 to a $100,000 endowment to UCF’s general scholarship fund.