Karlie Shewchuck - An Edwards Student's International Experience
Release Date : December 07, 2012
Story by: Jessica Wallace
Photos by: Karlie Shewchuck
First year Edwards School of Business student Karlie Shewchuck was able to spend 16 days in South America thanks in part to a donation from the Hanlon Centre for International Business Studies.
“Each person was required to raise $5000 in sponsorships, which was difficult for many, but the $500 from the Hanlon Centre got me to the $5000 I needed to raise.”
Last July, Shewchuck traveled to Bogota, Columbia and then Panama City, Panama with Global Vision Junior Team Canada.
“The highlight of the experience was definitely being part of the agriculture group,” says Shewchuck. “Six of us were taken to a little town in Panama where we toured coffee plantations, fish farms, a pig farm and dairy farm. I found it so interesting, being from a very small town. All of my family is related to agriculture in some way or another.”
Shewhuck says her experience was amazing, and the opportunities abroad are endless. “I encourage anyone that has the opportunity to do anything similar to go and do it,” she says. “The Hanlon Centre made my experience possible. If you’re interested in business and traveling abroad, the Hanlon Centre is just amazing to get involved with.”
The Hanlon Centre for International Business Studies serves the Edwards School of Business to help build and provide global business awareness and related skills training opportunities for its commerce students. For more information, contact Nicholas Kokkastamapoulos (Hanlon Director) or Jessica Wallace / Brandon Ziola (Hanlon Media & Communications) by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone at (306) 966-1837.