Albrecht Fellowship for College Students

Prepare undergraduates for careers in global business

Knowledge, skills, and connections.

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. 

Current undergraduate and graduate students or recent college graduates are encouraged to apply. 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.

2023 Schedule

The Fellowship runs for 10 days during  August 12th - August 23rd on weekdays.  Each day typically lasts from 9:30 until about 3:30 pm and may include visits to site visits to featured companies.

Share Your Story

Are you an Albrecht Fellow who is making an impact in the world? Let us know. We are always looking for opportunities to share the exciting things our fellows are doing

Fellowship at a Glance 

  • Learn about business strategies and cultures
  • Get advice on how to apply and interview for jobs at companies
  • Hear first-hand stories of how people became 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

Learn from the Pros

Albrecht Fellow Shaing Ideas

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

Top Reasons to Participate:

  • For students: Learn about global business and leadership from well-established executives at various 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. 

Faces of WTCI

A Healthy Outlook

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.

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 $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 


Fellowship Founder:
Dr. James Albrecht

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. 

Support the Albrecht Fellowship
Help cultivate our region's next generation of global leaders by supporting this fellowship.

Jim Albrecht - Albrecht Fellowships Founder

Albrecht Fellowships Committee

The sponsor of the Albrecht Fellowship is:


Need More Info?

For more information about the Albrecht Fellowship, contact Nina Bankova at fellowships@wtci.org.

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