Abertay students travel the world as Saltire Scholars27 July 2016
Picture shows from L-R: Katie Rose, Daniel Gordon, Marcella, Morgan Dewar.
Five Abertay University students are travelling the world this summer with placements from the Saltire Foundation, Scotland's world-class business leadership programme
The students are working with leading companies including GlaxoSmithKline, Neogen USA, Barclays and Jabil Circuit in countries including India and the USA.
The successful Abertay students are Bethany Brown, Daniel Gordon, Katie-Rose Macdonald, Marcella Ferrero and Morgan Dewar.
The students were supported throughout their application process by Abertay’s Career Development Centre. The opportunities are offered annually to Year 3 students.
Mairi Hole from Abertay’s Career Development Centre said: “Becoming a Saltire Scholar is a major recognition of a student’s achievements and career potential. By taking one of these internships in the UK or around the world, students learn first-hand the challenges and requirements of working for major international organisations.
“We’re delighted that six very promising students are currently working for companies like Barclays in India, GlaxoSmithKline in England and Neogen USA in the USA, and we’re expecting great things from them in the future.”
The Saltire Scholar programme is administered by Entrepreneurial Scotland and this year gives 144 students once-in-a-lifetime internships across the world, including China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Dubai, Switzerland, USA, Malawi, Ghana, Zambia, England and Scotland.
The scholarships are fully funded through supporters and donors of the Saltire Foundation charity, which aims to develop the next generation of business leaders. In addition to host company support, each Scholar’s university financially contributes to internships outside Scotland.
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