Many students completed an extensive application and interview process last fall, and ultimately two were selected as Fellows because of their past accomplishments as well as for their perceived ability to succeed in the field of international business. This program will be offered yearly to international business (IB) majors and minors, and will give students a chance to further their academic development through experiential opportunities in this area. Once students are accepted to the program, they commit to participate in three international business related activities as Fellows. Upon completion of these activities, they are eligible to receive a scholarship during their final semester at USD. Further, once the students graduate from USD, the Fellows also commit to mentor future IB majors and minors in their efforts to build a global mindset at USD. Now let’s meet our 2015 Ahlers Fellows!
Having lived half of her life in various countries in Europe, Catharina Nilsson is very passionate about traveling and learning about different cultures. She is highly curious and open-minded, longing to be immersed in new surroundings. Catharina is an International Business major with a minor in Marketing. Her goals in International Business are vast and never-ending, willing to do anything and go anywhere, as long as she can travel and be outside of her comfort zone. Through the Ahlers Center Fellowship program, she will be able to flesh out exactly what she wants to pursue in the future. Enjoying the psychology behind business, Catharina hopes to work in Public Relations for a global company or non-profit while supporting ethical practices.
Originally from Syracuse, New York, Jonathan Bocketti moved out to California for the wonderful weather and the opportunity to study at the University of San Diego. Currently a second semester junior, Jonathan is majoring in International Business with a minor in Supply Chain Management. He is keen on taking advantage of all the exciting events and opportunities both the university and the Ahlers Center have to offer. Joining the ranks of the past Ahlers Center Fellows, Jonathan aspires to continue to exude the traits of confidence and ambition to all future Fellows and to the USD community. He plans on studying abroad in Hong Kong during Intersession 2016, continuing as an executive board member for the International Business Club, and competing in the Fall 2016 CUIBE Case competition. Completing these three activities will not only push Jonathan’s learning to new heights, but will also provide a basis on which he can engage and mentor future Fellows and International Business Students.
We look forward to working with this distinguished group of young students, and to helping them prepare to be outstanding contributors in their fields upon graduation!