Students get global experience

Pictured at the launch of Deloitte's partnership with NUI Galway on the University’s new BComm (Global Experience) Course were Professor John McHale, Dean of the College of Business Public Policy and Law at NUI Galway, Niamh Ni Chuinn, Rob Clifford, and Orla Graham, Chief Human Resources Officer, Deloitte.
Pictured at the launch of Deloitte's partnership with NUI Galway on the University’s new BComm (Global Experience) Course were Professor John McHale, Dean of the College of Business Public Policy and Law at NUI Galway, Niamh Ni Chuinn, Rob Clifford, and Orla Graham, Chief Human Resources Officer, Deloitte.

Deloitte is to partner with NUIG on the University’s new BComm (Global Experience) course – and as part of that, the accountancy giants will provide funding over five years to support students while studying abroad.

The new Bachelor of Commerce (Global Experience) course at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics in NUI Galway offers the opportunity of a work placement and a study abroad in the same year.

The global experience is fundamental to the educational experience and offers students the opportunity to experience new cultures and to work in new environments.

NUIG partners with universities in a variety of countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Sweden, the UK and the USA, amongst others.

The Deloitte funding will be used as a grant to support students travelling abroad during the third year of the course.

“At Deloitte, we see first-hand, and on a daily basis, the ever increasing need for international experience and an ability to work across borders,” explained Deloitte Managing Partner Brendan Jennings.

“Our clients are operating in a more globally connected way than ever before, and therefore we need to work this way also.

“We are delighted to support the NUIG Deloitte Scholars in gaining this important and valuable experience. We very much believe that it will equip them well in their future business careers,” he added.

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