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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 across Maryland and meet with executives. Some of the companies they will visit include McCormick, Under Armour, Stanley Black and Decker, Ciena, T. Rowe Price, Pompeian Olive Oil, and Tessco. 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 fellowship will also help college students to start building their brand and launch their professional networks.
Become a Fellow
Approximately 25 fellows are selected each year. Applicants must demonstrate 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 ALL program sessions. The program cost is $495 but scholarships are available and all are encouraged to apply.
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 25 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 $495.
“Before the program, I had no idea what was expected of someone looking to start their career. But visiting 10 different companies and learning how they operate increased my understanding and knowledge greatly. I was also grateful to build relationships with all my peers in the program. Overall, the program matured my development in what feels like years of experience in a short timeframe. I would strongly recommend this program for college students looking for guidance and taking the next step.”
- Kevin Carricato, Albrecht Fellow ’22
The idea to create the Albrecht Fellowships for College Students 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 is a founding member of the WTCI Board of Directors.
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Group VP (retired)
McCormick & Company
Associate Dean, Public Affairs & Communications
Princeton University, School of Public and International Affairs
Ellicott Dredges; Founder, Bowe Stewart Foundation
As CEO of Ellicott Dredges, Bowe helped the company grow from one facility to five, in four countries, and selling in over 50. To achieve this, his team leveraged Ellicott’s reputation, starting with having built all the dredges used in the original construction of the Panama Canal, along with multiple acquisitions of complementary dredge brands serving different market sectors. For private sector work he was selected as an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year and SmartCEO Magazine CEO of the Year for Baltimore.
He has served on both for-profit boards and not-for-profit boards. He and his wife Barbara Stewart founded the Peter Bowe and Barbara Stewart Foundation which funds organizations that work to strengthen civic education and to close the opportunity gap. The Foundations primary focus is increasing understanding and appreciation of our American civic heritage. He also founded the WTCI Bowe Fellowship.
Peter received his undergraduate degree from Yale College and his MBA from Harvard University.
VP & Head of Global Marketing
VP, Global Strategic Procurement (retired)
McCormick and Company
Brant Matthews is responsible for creating and directing worldwide procurement strategies and programs for raw materials, packaging materials, ingredients, commodities, services and non-inventory items. His global team is responsible for the development and application of procurement strategy, standardization of sourcing processes and systems, establishment and sharing of best practices and global procurement talent management. Before joining McCormick, Brant was source strategy lead for Johnson & Johnson, where he was responsible for creating, aligning and deploying functional strategy in conjunction with the company’s supply chain transformation. His 22-year career with the company included positions in manufacturing, quality assurance, external manufacturing and procurement at various operating companies in the United States, Belgium and Switzerland.
Principal Associate of Interntional Development
Director Of Integration & Initiatives
Head of Global Brand Marketing
T. Rowe Price
Sylvia Toense is a Vice President at T. Rowe Price. Mrs. Toense is the Global Head of Institutional Marketing for T. Rowe Price Global Investment Services, the organization responsible for the firm’s institutional business worldwide.
Sylvia has extensive experience in a range of marketing initiatives including strategic planning, branding, advertising, research, creative, and client communications. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, she held various marketing roles at Legg Mason including director of marketing for the private client business before it was sold to Citigroup/Smith Barney and more recently director of corporate marketing. Previously, she held marketing and investor relations positions at Dynex Financial and its predecessor firms, as well as the Nasdaq Stock Market.
Sylvia has an undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Business – Finance concentration from Johns Hopkins University and attended the Securities Industry Institute at The Wharton School.
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. has over 60 years of investment management experience with US$400 billion in assets under management for institutional and individual investors worldwide as of 31 December 2007.
T. Rowe Price is focused exclusively on investment management and related services. It is a publicly traded company on NASDAQ and included in the S&P 500 Index. It has offices in Amsterdam, Baltimore, Buenos Aires, Colorado Springs, Copenhagen, Hong Kong, London, Luxembourg, San Francisco, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tampa, Toronto and Tokyo.
Executive Director of the Office of Equity
Baltimore City Public Schools
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