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Those are all key to building a successful career in global business. The World Trade Center Institute is helping build the next generation of global leaders through the Global Pathways for Students (GPS) program. Fellowships through GPS are designed to help college students establish the skills and connections they need to stand out in the competitive job market.
College sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to receive an Albrecht Fellowship through GPS. The participants, called Albrecht Fellows, visit global companies headquartered in the Mid-Atlantic and meet with executives throughout the 10-day program.
GPS 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. Check out the entities that provided speakers for the 2021 cohort. Speakers for the 2022 cohort will be announced soon.
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.
- Kathryn Crummit of University of Maryland Baltimore County, 2021 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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