Palm Desert High School
International Business Internship Program
Our Life-Changing Project
Class of 2020
My name is Lauren Warfield, and I am a junior at Palm Desert High School. I continually challenge myself with the rigorous classes that Palm Desert offers, as I have taken many different AP and Honors courses.
I also participate in many different organizations and clubs found throughout Palm Desert High School, such as Friends for Change, California Scholarship Federation, the Varsity Girls’ Soccer Program, and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In addition, I am currently the rising secretary for the California Scholarship Federation.
Apart from school, I am also very involved in my community. I continually volunteer at cancer treatment homes and rescue missions. In addition, I have been a girl scout for eight years and have achieved my bronze award.
I am very excited to be working with the International Business Internship Program and to see what is to come. I believe that experiences like these are not only once in a lifetime, but a way for high school kids to make an impact on a global level.
Class of 2020
My name is Aesia Garban and I am a junior at Palm Desert High School in California. At school, I strive to better myself every day by taking difficult Honors and AP courses and maintaining a high GPA.
In addition to my schoolwork, I take part in a few extracurricular activities offered at school, including varsity softball and soccer. These activities have allowed me to build relationships and teamwork skills that I hope I can use in this program. Additionally, I participate in Link Crew, a program in which student leaders work to help other students succeed.
Outside of school, I enjoy playing sports and volunteering. I also love spending time with my friends and family when I’m not doing homework.
I am honored to have the privilege of working with the International Business Internship Program. This is a unique opportunity and I hope that my team and I can make a difference in people’s lives around the world.
Daphnie Vhin Driza
Class of 2020
My name is Daphnie Vhin Driza and I am a junior at Palm Desert High School. At school, I continuously challenge myself academically by taking AP and Honors courses and earning good grades.
While I am busy with school work, I also enjoy volunteering and participating in school clubs. I participate in Link Crew, National Honors Society, California Scholarship Federation, and Film Club.
Outside of school, I love helping my community by volunteering. I usually volunteer at Eisenhower Health Center, the Children’s Discovery Museum of the Desert, and the Palm Springs Film Festival.
I am very grateful that I am able to participate in the International Business Internship Program as it gives me the opportunity to help others and build a strong bond with my team members and our business partners.
My name is Jeffery Phillips, and I am a sophomore at Palm Desert High School. I challenge myself academically by taking mostly honors and advanced placement courses.
I love playing sports, and I am on my school’s junior varsity soccer team as well as the varsity tennis team. In addition, I play club soccer outside of school. I participate in my school’s Interact club, as well as the chess club.
In the community, I volunteer by serving at my church, and refereeing at local soccer leagues.
I am very excited and grateful to have the opportunity to work with the International Business Internship Program so that I am able to make a positive global impact.
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.