The Power of Proactivity: How I landed an Internship in Tokyo
My moonshot aspiration for my second-year internship was to work on a different continent so as to broaden my experiences and challenge myself to deliver high-quality work in a completely different environment. Global relations is a crucial skill for world leaders and this is a skill I wanted to begin developing while still in college.
The African Leadership University (ALU) and General Electric (GE) joined forces to launch a first of its kind post-graduate program in Industrial Internet. The ALU Africa Industrial Internet Program (AIIP) will upskill recent graduates and working professionals with the required technical and business skills to be able to take advantage of industrial big data to make timely business decisions.
As another cycle of internships concludes this week, ALU students return to campus with diverse, rich experiences working all over Africa. At ALU, we believe that “college-to-career” is a journey from curiosity to competence, so the curriculum and learning model is designed to capture the imagination of students and equip them with quality resources and an education to impress employer partners.
the African Leadership University is committed to doing more than simply tearing down the walls of your cubicle to create “the workplace of the future.” It is committed to tearing down the old-fashioned notion of top-down management, bringing in a collaborative, meaningful dialogue between its community – a dialogue that enriches the lives of everyone involved in the life-long learning experience at ALU.
ALU plays a leading role in empowering future leaders from around the world and staying commitment to study during the years pay off, as elucidated by these successful people in recent commencement speeches.
Marielle Van der Meer, Vice-President of Global Affairs at the university points out, “Our aim is to offer our students the best possible global exposure – and expose the world to the richness of our community. Education doesn’t stop at borders – so neither should we.”
As narrated by Dr. Nadia Rabesahala Horning, an inspirational personal account of facilitating pilot seminars on African Politics in January 2016 and 2017.