June 28, 2013
BISMARCK, ND - The Emerging Leaders Academy, in association with the Harold Schafer Leadership Center and Gary Tharaldson School of Business on the University of Mary campus, is pleased to announce the 2013 Global Village Institute fellowship recipients. Caroline Crary of Fargo, ND, and Josh Hill of Glendive, MT, both juniors in the Emerging Leaders Academy, have been selected to attend the June-August internship at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. The Institute, founded in 1988 by Lee Iacocca and Lehigh University, provides leadership and networking opportunities in a cross-cultural training program environment.
|Caroline Crary, Fargo, ND, and Josh Hill, Glendive, MT, take time out of their busy day for a photo at the 2013 Global Village Institute.|
"Global Village is an incredible experience for anyone going into business," commented Karel Sovak, assistant professor at the Gary Tharaldson School of Business. "The rich diversity of all the students who come from around the world, is unmatched in any environment."
In 2012, 103 interns from 53 countries attended the annual event to take part in seminars, business trips, consulting projects and cultural experiences, as well as, interaction with a variety of corporate executives from large and small sized organizations, family-owned start-up business owners and sole proprietors. Especially noteworthy is the fact that of the nine American positions available each year, two will be filled by U-Mary students To date, more than 1400 young business leaders from 125 countries have completed the program and the University of Mary is excited about the continued relationship with the Global Village program.
"This unique experience allows our students to utilize the knowledge they learn in the classroom and apply their skills to companies from around the world in their projects," added Sovak. "Our students always come away with a new appreciation for what the world has to offer."
At the conclusion of the six-week program, Crary and Hill will be awarded a certificate of completion as an Iacocca Institute Intern in the Global Village for Future Leaders of Business & Industry. They will also present their experiences and the impact of the program to a number of campus and community groups.
The Emerging Leaders Academy is committed to securing opportunities for its student members that will help to fulfill its mission of serving the needs of people in this region and beyond.