Peter Hunter and Robert Walker. US3107
TWO Lisburn students left for the USA this
week where they will be gaining some valuable business
experience at American Colleges.
Peter Hunter and Robert Walker hope to obtain
an international outlook and gain business knowledge which will
develop their management and leadership skills.
The pair gained a place on the prestigious
Business Education Initiative which awards 100 undergraduate
students from across Northern Ireland with scholarships to study
business and management for one academic year at Church related
Peter, who is studying Graphic Design at
Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education (Bifhe), will
be studying in St. Mary's College in San Francisco, California.
A former pupil of Friends' School, he said: "I'm nervous, but
it's exciting, I'm looking forward to it."
Robert, who is studying 3D Design at Bifhe
will be in Kansas. Before he left Robert commented, "I can't
wait. It'll be a nice change, I'm very much looking forward to
The British Council manages the Business
Education Initiative (BEI) programme on behalf of the Department
for Employment and Learning (DEL).
Karen McCormack, programme officer at the British Council
said: "We are confident that this year's students will continue
to be brilliant ambassadors for Northern Ireland and will come
back next year with a better understanding of US culture and
business awareness as well as a host of new friends and
connections across the Atlantic."