Global Pathways for Students Program

Fellowships to prepare undergraduates for careers in global business

Knowledge, skills and connections.

That is what college students need if they want to work for a business that has global reach. The World Trade Center Institute’s (WTCI) Global Pathways for Students program helps make all of that possible so they will stand out in the competitive job market. The program is open to college sophomores, juniors and seniors. They are called Albrecht fellows and they meet in person 11 times between late August and early November, with the next cohort starting on August 22, 2022. Most of the sessions are with global business leaders in the Mid-Atlantic. 

Program at a Glance 

  • Learn about company business strategies and cultures
  • Get advice on how to apply and interview for jobs at companies
  • Hear first-hand stories of how people became company leaders
  • Build long-lasting working relationships with like-minded peers and mentors
  • Participate in a leadership and communications workshop
  • Learn how to make the best use of LinkedIn
  • Students will meet daily August 22-26, September 9 and 23, October 7 and 21, and November 4, as well as a day of service in January

Learn from the Pros

Albrecht Fellow Shaing Ideas

The Global Pathways for Students sessions are led by business leaders and other experts from the WTCI network, all who are affiliated with Mid-Atlantic entities that work globally – such as Under Armour and the World Bank. Check out the entities that provided speakers for the 2021 cohort. Speakers for the 2022 cohort will be announced soon.

Top Reasons to Participate:

  • For students: Learn about global business and leadership from well-established executives at a variety of venues, including WTCI events 
  • For educators: Get assistance in preparing your students for careers in global business
  • For business leaders: Help the Mid-Atlantic attract and retain top talent, including at your company or nonprofit

Become a Fellow

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 $250. The deadline to apply is July 1st. 

“In college we are not given the opportunity to network with business professionals,
so it was a blessing to be part of this program.”

- Kathryn Crummit of University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2021 Albrecht Fellow

Program Founder:
Dr. James Albrecht

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.

Jim Albrecht - Albrecht Fellowships Founder

2022 Albrecht Fellowships Committee

  • Jim Albrecht: retired group vice president, McCormick & Company
  • Miji Bell: director of communications & media relations, Johns Hopkins University
  • Peter Bowe: retired CEO, Ellicott Dredges
  • Joe Cumello: vice president and head of global marketing, Ciena Corporation
  • Brant Matthews: vice president of global strategic procurement, McCormick & Company
  • Caroline Quijada: principal associate of international development, Abt Associates
  • Shelly Talcott: senior director of integration & initiatives, Corus International
  • Sylvia Toense: head of global brand marketing, T. Rowe Price
  • Tracey Durant: executive director of the Office of Equity, Baltimore City Public Schools

The sponsor of the Global Pathways for Students program is:


Need More Info?

For more information about Global Pathways for Students, contact Vice President of Programs and Fellowships Astrid Schmidt-King.

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