The Botstiber Scholars Senior Cohort had the task of securing and completing an internship in a country in Africa over the summer. These students reflected on their experiences and were excited to share them with their fellow scholars and Botstiber Foundation Board of Advisors during the annual retreat. One of the seniors, Edward Amoah, shared that he discovered his passion for growing startup companies in markets with unmet needs. While some scholars worked with government agencies and others with independent companies, each student had the valuable opportunity to gain real-life experience working in Africa.
“During my internship, I developed project management skills and leaderships skills needed to lead a team of engineers. I gained both professional and personal growth from this internship. I made good connections in Kenya and can’t wait to go back to continue my work to help increase local manufacturing.” Edward Amoah
“While interning with RMB, I was certified as a mine inspector (with a special focus in mine ventilation and OHS hazards) by the Germany Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR).” Emmy Muhoza