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Those are all key to building a successful career in global business. At the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI), we help build the next generation of leaders through our Albrecht Fellowship for college students.
College sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to participate. They tour global businesses headquartered in the Mid-Atlantic and meet with executives. This gives them an inside look at how different organizations work and the opportunity to make professional connections needed to stand out in the competitive job market.
The program they participate in is called Global Pathways for Students. It runs for 10 days in August, as well as several days in September and October. Participants are called Albrecht fellows, in honor of fellowship and WTCI founder Dr. James Albrecht.
Fellowship sessions are led by business leaders and other WTCI network experts, all affiliated with Mid-Atlantic entities that work globally – such as Under Armour and the World Bank. This kind of real-world learning cannot happen in a classroom. Check out the entities that provided speakers for a recent cohort.
Not wanting to sit idle as internships and summer jobs evaporated due to the pandemic, Keren Herrán applied for the WTCI Albrecht Fellowship. Not only did she broaden her horizons by learning more about global business, but she made a lifelong connection with an invaluable mentor.
Approximately 30 fellows are selected each year. Applicants must demonstrate an aptitude for high-level leadership, a trajectory that shows achievement, strong communication and interpersonal skills, and the willingness to make a commitment of their personal time to participate in the program. The cost to be part of the program is $250. The application deadline is May 20th.
- Aeliana Lomax of Loyola University Maryland, 2018 Albrecht Fellow
The idea to create the Global Pathways for Students program came from Baltimore icon Dr. James Albrecht. The program marries two of his lifelong interests: youth education and global business. Bringing those interests together under the umbrella of WTCI was a natural, as Dr. Albrecht has been involved with the organization for more than three decades. He was a member of the first WTCI Board of Directors. The aptly named Albrecht Fellowships are awarded to participants of the Global Pathways for Students and Youth Diplomats programs.
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For more information about the Albrecht Fellowship, contact Gina Buck or Nina Bankova at email@example.com.