Four ambitious under-graduates from the University of Birmingham with an insatiable appetite for adventure and travel hope their future careers will take off after jetting to America to take up business internships for ten months….reports Asian Lite News
The placements have been secured by British American Business Council (BABC) Midlands, part of Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce.
Its Birmingham-based manager Helen Melville said that the students – James Cobb, Luke Turner, Megan Dudley and Oliver Corrigan – had been selected after a series of interviews held in conjunction with Dr Steve Hewitt, senior lecturer in American & Canadian Studies at Birmingham University.
“We have enjoyed close links with the university for a number of years and will be delighted if, as a result of the internships, it helps to launch James, Luke, Megan and Oliver on a successful career path,” she added.
Flying out to the US in September, James and Luke will be based at BritishAmerican Business in New York, while Megan and Oliver will be San Francisco-bound; Megan going to the British American Business Council and Oliver to British American Business L.E.A.P. which helps companies establish a presence in the US market to sell their products and services.
The foursome are all taking Business and American Studies and have another year to go at university before graduating. Ultimately, Selly Oak-based Oliver, who has an American-born mother, would like to set up in business in the US, while Megan, whose home is in Nottingham, has her sights set on training as a lawyer, again, preferably in America.
Luke, from Essex, plans to develop his “passion for the entertainment industry” by pursuing a career within talent representation or management. Meanwhile, James, from Salisbury, who was involved in a successful Young Enterprise programme which netted a profit of over £1,400, is targeting a business career.