The International Student Program Office is proud to announce that Habiba Sultana is the first international student accepted to a global virtual internship program. Habiba is an international student from Pakistan majoring in Business Management. To enhance her major, Habiba will be interning as an events team leader with AGE UK. Habiba’s major is Business Management. She is participating in the COOP 671- General Cooperative Education for virtual International Internships course which began on February 1, 2021 and ends in May 2021.
Habiba’s opportunity came through the Virtual Internships through the Study Abroad office. The Global Virtual Internship program provides internship opportunities through AIFS for students to intern in countries like Costa Rica, Florence, London. Students have the opportunity to collaborate with other professionals globally to enhance their professional skills. The Virtual Internship is a great way for students to enhance their resume and build their professional network.
Habiba decided to apply to the internship program because “it provides a practical experience in [an] international setting in my major field [of] study. It helps in learning cross-cultural communication, time management, digital literacy, and understanding of the sector” and “it is a great way to earn academic credits and for practical training”.
To learn more about the Virtual Internship opportunity visit smccd.edu/studyabroad.
Article by Kimiko Petsche