Lillie Gabreski, a fellow at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA), recently completed her PostGrad internship at Eventerprise as part of her Master of Public Administration degree programme. During her internship she helped conceptualise, develop, and execute Eventerprise’s corporate social responsibility initiative, Africa’s Got Digital Talent, which focuses on international outreach to garner corporate, public, and non-profit sponsorships for talented African students who lack the resources to join unpaid internship programmes.
Back at Cornell as a second year CIPA student concentrating on International Development with a focus on community development in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa, she has penned an article about her internship experience and how it fits in with her studies at Cornell.
I came to CIPA knowing I wanted to expand my understanding of community development both in the United States and in sub-Saharan Africa, which is why I chose to focus on international development. Through my coursework at CIPA, I progressively became focused on how engaging the private sector can fuel socio-economic growth. Serving as an intern with Eventerprise gave me the opportunity to see first-hand how private businesses and enterprises can impact and empower localized economic development.
Lillie’s experience is a great example of the mutual benefits that an Eventerprise internships holds for both company and student. By applying her high-level knowledge in a real-world environment and getting a go-to-market project off the ground Lille was able to develop her insights and skills, while Eventerprise benefitted from having such a motivated, talented young person as part of the team, albeit for far too short a period!
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