August 01, 2019
Several students from the Sigmund Weis School of Business are living and working abroad this summer with the support of the Eric Stein Fund for International Experience.
The endowment, established by the late Eric Stein ’69, allows students in the Sigmund Weis School of Business to intern around the world, experiencing new cultures and strengthening international skills.
Ciara Middleton ’20, of Malvern, Pennsylvania, is living in Santiago, Chile, a South American hub for startup businesses. Here, Middleton is interning with Magma Partners, a venture capital investment firm that provides support for early stage Latin American companies.
“I am so excited about my placement because I am constantly in the midst of a technical, advanced market within an emerging economy,” said Middleton.
Through the business school, Middleton previously interned in London, England, and was eager to continue her career path in a Spanish-speaking, less westernized part of the world.
A first-generation American herself, she said, “My Irish parents have always made sure my two brothers and I recognize the importance of having cross-cultural competency in the same way that Susquehanna does for its student body.”
Daniel Yim ’20, of Warrington, Pennsylvania, is living in Seoul, South Korea, where he is interning alongside the marketing team of Doongle, a social media app that allows its users — over 1 million from 118 countries — to interact with and learn from people around the world.
“SU has prepared me with a great business background and mindset for this internship,” said Yim, who has served as a Stanford University Innovation Fellow and recently studied abroad in Japan through SU’s Global Opportunities program. “I feel like this internship may open job opportunities for me in South Korea or in other Asian countries.”
In Sydney, Australia, Rachel Sweger ’20, of Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, is combining her business administration major with her passion for athletics. Interning with Sports Camps Australia, Sweger creates content for the company’s social media platforms and assists with set-up for the organization’s many athletics camps — from baseball to surfing.
“This culture largely encourages healthy lifestyles and it is awesome to be a part of that movement,” Sweger said.
Additional Stein Fellows are Garrett Deyle ’20, a business administration major, at Bamboo, Dublin, Ireland; Sherri Hufstedler ’20, a marketing major, at Deployed, London, England; Owen Madden ’20, a finance major, at Oscar Winson, Wan Chai, Hong Kong; and Tyson Thrush ’20, a finance major, at Adecco, Melbourne, Australia.