The Miami Valley School
International Business Internship Program
Our Life-Changing Project
Class of 2020
My name is Neil Sawh and I am a junior at The Miami Valley School (as of the 2018-19 school year). I am 16 years old and have no siblings. At school I am taking several rigorous courses, including BC Calculus and Advanced Topics in Chemistry. In my spare time, I enjoy playing foosball and video games, and I have recently started becoming more interested in politics.
My extracurricular activities include editing the school’s yearbook, financially managing the Junior class budget, and attending Programming Club and Chinese Culture Club. I have also participated in the SIFMA Stock Market Game, Model United Nations Club, and MIT Launch. I play Junior Varsity soccer in the Fall term, but I am on the Robotics Team year-round.
I am very excited to be a part of the IBIP for the valuable leadership experience, exclusive benefits of the program, and, of course, the good that we will be doing for people around the world.
Class of 2020
My name is Shraya Sandhir and I am currently a junior at The Miami Valley School. I take several advanced topic courses such as Advanced Chemistry and BC Calculus. In my free time I enjoy singing, playing tennis, and reading.
I am a student government representative for my grade and a club leader for our schools Power of the Pen team. I am the photo editor for the school yearbook and play Quiz Bowl. I also take part in Speech and Debate and am a Student Ambassador for my school. I have played varsity tennis for all of high school and I am in my schools competitive acapella group.
I have been given the privilege of joining IBIP and I cannot wait to change the life of somebody I never thought I would have any impact on. I am very excited to join IBIP to gain valuable leadership skills and help people all around the world.
Class of 2020
My name is Cami Scheibert and I am a junior at The Miami Valley School. I am taking pre-calculus, american authors, mandarin 4, conceptual physics, U.S. History and experimental theatre. I have a miniature dalmatian and my parents and I are extremely close. I like to volunteer and do yoga in my free time. I am into fashion, as well.
I am a community service leader and the only Junior Deacon at my church. I am a student ambassador, and participate in a club that raises money for a small town in Africa. I enjoy organizing, planning, and giving input when I can. I love learning, traveling, and spending time with my family and friends.
I am very excited to be a part of the IBIP for the amazing opportunities of making a real difference, while doing something I love. I believe that IBIP will give me new experiences in real world situations that will be helpful as I grow and learn. I would like to go into business as a profession and I think that this is a wonderful opportunity to put my foot in the water while making a change.
Class of 2020
My name is Niam Morar and I am currently enrolled as a junior at The Miami Valley School in Dayton, Ohio. Some courses I am taking this year are Calculus 2 as well as Advanced Topics in Chemistry. I am a co-class president along with Jordan Bradstreet, the editor-in-chief for the MVS yearbook, and I have partaken in the IBIP Summer Internship Summit.
Out of the normal school day, I participate in the robotics team as a designer, play soccer on the school’s men's soccer team, and I personally love to 3d print on my home printer (as well as both of the school's printers). Moreover, due to my interests in robotics and 3d printing, I was also asked to give a speech on the behalf of the school at the annual gala in order to raise funds for the new “Makerspace” coming this year.
The reason I decided to talk to our school’s previous IBIP team and create a junior team for our grade was because of the amazing experiences the last team had told us. Their work, and now ours, in helping developing businesses in third world countries was something I believe aligns perfectly with what I want to work on.
Class of 2020
My name is Jordan Bradstreet and I am a junior at the Miami Valley School. I have one brother.
In my freetime, I enjoy reading, playing foosball, video games, and learning about business. In school I participate in Quiz Bowl, Model United Nations, yearbook, soccer, and am co-president of our class.
I am very excited to be part of IBIP because of the invaluable hands-on experience in business and the opportunity to learn about other cultures that it provides.
Class of 2020
My name is Henry Jenks and I am a junior at the Miami Valley School. I have one brother. I am taking U.S. history, physics, experimental theatre, precalculus, american authors, and computer science.
I run cross country during the fall and participate in track in the spring. I am also in Model United Nations. I enjoy hanging out with my friends, cooking, and listening to music.
I am very excited to be apart of the IBIP team because I am eager to learn about business in a real setting and environment.
Our Business Partner: Auto-Electrical Repair
Business Owner: Muhammad M. Ahmad
Business Location: Bauchi, Bauchi State Nigeria
Story of the Business
The rapid economic growth in Nigeria has brought a large number of automobiles with it, resulting in a need for skilled electrical repair. Muhammad’s business specializes in the identification and repair of electrical faults in cars. He works with almost all car models, giving him a strong competitive edge over his competitors who only work with few car models. The versatility of his electrical repairs have earned his business a reputation for quality and reliability. The combination of his competitive edge and his reputation has brought Muhammad’s business many loyal customers.
About the Owner: Muhammad M. Ahmad
Muhammad spent four years with his previous employer, learning how to repair electrical systems in Honda, Toyota and Opel cars. This experience pushed Muhammad to learn how to perform electrical repairs on a wider range of cars, giving him an edge over many competitors. Muhammad’s success has pushed him to continue expanding his services so that more customers can have access to quality service. He also hopes to hire more employees and provide them with their own opportunity for success.
Muhammad’s efficient service has earned him a reputation as a problem solver in his field and has earned him a position as a community leader. Many members of the community look to Muhammad for guidance, allowing Muhammad to change his community for the better. His efforts to provide training in automotive electrical repair have empowered many hard workers to seek jobs of their own – to seek a better future.