Heriot-Watt students undertake world-class internships

Some of the successful Heriot-Watt students who have earned placements offered by the Saltire Foundation Global Internship Programme

The Saltire Foundation, Scotland's world-class entrepreneurial leadership, has welcomed 132 students to its 2014 Global Internship Programme.

Eleven students from Heriot-Watt will be undertaking a world-class global internship lasting between 8 and 10 weeks between June and September. The interns will be working across three continents with top companies including GE, IBM and Barclays.

The Heriot-Watt Scholars include students who are already displaying their talents in other fields of endeavour, such as a champion Scottish rugby player, a multi award winning computer scientist and the youngest trilingual regional tourist guide accredited by the Scottish Tourist Guide Association.

The benefit of the prestigious Saltire programme is that it opens the doors of the world's leading companies to some of Scotland's most talented students and provides them with an unparalleled chance to engage with global business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Heriot-Watt students

The successful Heriot-Watt students are:

School of Management and Languages

Fiona Wallace - International Business Management Barclays Wealth and Investment Management   Chennai, India
Robert Boswell - International Business Management Coherent Inc California, USA
Callum McMahon - Accountancy and Finance GE Oil and Gas Aberdeen, UK
Jessica Harris - Economics and Business Law GE Oil and Gas Aberdeen, UK
Peter Whelan - Business Management ICS Entrepreneur Ghana, Africa
Alexis Becker - Economics and Finance Jabil Circuit Florida, USA

 School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences

Mindaugas Kadzys - Computer Science IBM Shenzhen, China
Aaron Williams - Information Systems LettingWeb Edinburgh, UK

 School of Life Sciences

Ruth Taylor - Psychology ICS Entrepreneur  Ghana, Africa
Sam Maunder - Biological Sciences BSc Oceaneering Umbilical Solutions Rosythe, UK

School of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Michal Wolanski -Mechanical and Energy Engineering MEng EthosEnergy Group Houston, USA 

Scotland's next generation of business leaders

Sandy Kennedy, Chief Executive of the Saltire Foundation, said "It is very gratifying to see such a surge in the numbers of young people who are keen to build their confidence, skills and ambition.

"Scotland's commercial reputation in the global arena can only be enhanced by this fantastic response, which beats all previous years, and we are delighted to welcome these confident, entrepreneurial and driven young potential executives."

Nick Thow, Head of Careers Service, said "Every year the Careers Service supports an ever increasing number of students with their applications for the Saltire Foundation internship programme. We know from experience what a beneficial and amazing experience it is for students in terms of developing their employability skills, business awareness and personal development. We are once again delighted to see so many Heriot-Watt students successfully placed with companies across such a wide geographical locations and business sectors."

You can follow the Heriot-Watt Scholars' journeys on their blogs at http://saltirefoundation.thegither.com/#/blog