The Eric Stein Fund for International Experience
While living and working abroad, Eric Stein ’69 realized the importance of building international business competency in students. Prior to his death in 2006, he generously created the Eric Stein Fund for International Experience, an endowment that enables students in the Sigmund Weis School of Business to intern with companies around the world.
Exposure to cultural differences in real business settings allows students to gain confidence and grow both personally and professionally. And because the Stein Fund covers the cost of travel and provides a stipend for work, it opens doors for some students who would not otherwise be able to afford travel abroad.
Over the years, Stein Fellows have gained invaluable experience working for firms all over Europe, as well as in diverse other locations including Australia, China, India, Brazil and Bahrain.
- One student interned at a savings and loans trust bank in Uganda, where she led workshops and taught villagers the importance of saving money and developing sustainable sources of income.
- A Stein Fellow who interned at Dow Jones in London wrote an article that was published in The Wall Street Journal.
Eligibility is based on a student’s application, academic record, academic standing and faculty recommendation. Preference is given to students who demonstrate financial need.