2013 Global Fellows Program will officially kick off on January 15, 2013, Tuesday in Benson Willaman Room at 7 pm.
Watch for tables in Benson, the Engineering Commons and Lucas Halls during late January.
About the Global Fellows Program
Santa Clara University is dedicated to educate for competence, conscience, and compassion. The Leavey School of Business Global Fellows Program provides a meaningful 5-7 week globally oriented work experience for Santa Clara University students.
The fellowships available to students are located both abroad and in the U.S. All will have an international focus. Throughout this experience, and enhanced by leadership classes held before and after the respective fellowship, students will have the opportunity to connect to global leadership principles. The skills acquired whether working abroad or locally, will prove to be priceless. Global Fellowship enhances each student’s quest to become a global citizen both inside and outside the classroom.
The Global Fellows Program has been approved to fulfill the Experiential Learning for Social Justice requirement of the University’s new core curriculum. Those fellowships that qualify will be marked with a ### in the detail listings.
Many of the Global Fellows program assignments are with organizations that have participated in one of SCU’s global entrepreneurship programs – Women Leaders for the World (see Global Women’s Leadership Network at www.gwln.org) or the Global Social Benefit Incubator (Center for Science, Technology, and Society: http://www.scu.edu/socialbenefit/index.cfm). The leaders in the assigned organizations know and understand Santa Clara’s commitment to social justice as well as our students’ part in that commitment.
ANNOUNCING A NEW PROGRAM!
The U.S. State Department has pointed out three primary needs for women entrepreneurs around the world – access to money, access to markets, and access to technology/training. A Global Fellows project has been designed to help with the second – access to markets.
The Global Fellows program is conducting a pilot project in two locations – Destiny Foundation in Kolkata, India and Be Fit in Istanbul, Turkey. At each location, a two person SCU student team will spend five weeks on the ground with the organization creating a marketing plan to increase their revenues.
In the case of Destiny, the objective will be to find a new market (and channel) in the U.S. for one or more of their products or to invent/modify products for success in that arena.
In the case of Be Fit, the team will be figure out the best way to take their existing beauty products from only being offered in their own gymnasium locations into the general Turkish market.
Professor Toppel, Mark Weiner (an advisory board member), Shashank Saggar (a recent MBA graduate) and Linda Alepin will be mentors for this pilot project.
Listen to Jeffrey Sachs about the value of opportunities such as the Global Fellows — LINK