Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School

International Business Internship Program

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Our Goal Is To Transform The World

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Our Team

Ella Rohall

Class of 2021
Ella Rohall

Class of 2021

Hello - my name is Ella L. Rohall and I am a sophomore in high school at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School for Girls in Washington, DC. I enjoy a wide variety of extracurricular and volunteer activities. I currently play Volleyball and Softball and enjoy boating on the Chesapeake Bay with my family. I received my boating license in 2016. I love music and play the clarinet and piano. I also participate in my school’s Chorus and am a member of our school’s elite singing group, Madrigals. I also sing in my church choir on Sundays.

I have enjoyed volunteering with the “Challenger” softball program that is geared for kids with physical and intellectual disabilities. I especially enjoy working with my little sister who participates in this program. I also have volunteered at HOPE House - a home that provides resources and support to pregnant mothers and their families in need. In school, I am passionate about studying foreign languages. I am taking Honors Spanish III and have begun learning Korean and Italian.

I am thrilled and honored to be working with the International Business Internship Program. I am passionate about broadening my horizons to make a positive impact on the the world outside of Washington, DC. I believe we are all put on this earth to help one another - to learn and to grow - regardless of race, socioeconomic status, or nationality. I look forward to acquiring the skills and knowledge needed to effect positive change in the world.

Mia Reynolds

Class of 2021
Mia Reynolds

Class of 2021

My name is Mia Reynolds, and I am a sophomore at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School. In my free time, I enjoy coding, Volleyball, participating in my schools tech crew, Girl Scouts, and participating in STEM related contest.I am currently enrolled in Honors courses.

I am currently working towards my Gold award, which is the highest honor in Girl Scouts, as I have received both my bronze and silver awards. I am a member of robotics club, science fair club, and The Black Women's Society.

This International Business Internship Program is an exciting opportunity which I am fortunate enough to experience with my friends. This Internship provides me the unique opportunity to gain insight about two fields that I am passionate about, STEM and business. My goal for this internship is for our team is to make a positive impact in a community, where our assistance can change lives. Hopefully this will also show others in our community the power that we have to help others.

Lila Nalezyty

Class of 2021
Lila Nalezyty

Class of 2021

My name is Lila Nalezyty, I am currently a sophomore at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School. I am currently taking both honors and college placement classes this year, when I’m not working at school you may find me baking in my kitchen or reading during my free time.

At school, I participate in many clubs and groups. I have been a writer for our school newspaper, The Wicket going on two years now.  Along with that role, I am a part of technical crew for school musicals and plays, giving up countless weekends to helping build the sets for plays and handle behind the scenes during shows. As a member of multiple clubs such as Kaleidoscope, advocating for diversity and equality issues, Think Pink, in support of breast cancer awareness and advocacy, and always our children, to support in equality issues for the LGBTQ+ community.

I am so grateful for this opportunity to work with my fellow friends and classmates to help a business in such a direct way. It is amazing to think that our actions will impact people across the world. This great opportunity that IBAP has provided for me is something that I never thought I would have. As a person who has great interest in this field of work I am excited to learn and have first hand experience with such amazing people in a program with a mission that truly resonates with me.

Milena Negussie

Class of 2021
Milena Negussie

Class of 2021

Hi, my name is Milena Negussie, and I am a sophomore at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School. Outside of school, I love listening to music, volunteering at my aunt’s day care, spending time with my family members, as well as being involved with the sufficient Habesha community in the DMV area.

I continue to carry the honor of being a student ambassador this year, and being an active member in the Black Women’s Society and Kaleidoscope Diversity Club. Recently I have joined Think Pink, a breast cancer awareness fundraising club, and Best Buddies, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities by: integrating them into different workspaces, developing leadership skill sets, and friendships, put forth through the help of volunteers globally. In terms of service projects I am involved with at my school, I continue to be apart of Visitation’s annual Gold-White Canned Food Drive for the homeless. I also joined the Saturday School Program, where club members organize and plan an interactive event for each Saturday, during the school year, for a group of seventh-grade girls interested in attending Georgetown Visitation. Although I am not involved in any school sports this year, for I had participated in Fall Cross Country, I continue to take yoga classes after school during the week.

I look forward to being in the International Business Internship Program because I have never worked with people outside of my community, let alone outside of the nation I reside in, in order to develop solutions to real-world problems facing businesses in developing countries. This is something that I believe is once in a lifetime for someone my age, and just all in all, larger than life. For this I am grateful and honored, because I have a genuine passion for helping people, and so for my work in the near future to even have the slightest impact on someone halfway across the world, is an immense fulfillment of what I love doing! Taking on the position of the fundraising chair, is something even more thrilling to me because I have an even deeper passion for planning events. If I had to choose between four hours of homework, or four hours of planning something, I would definitely chose planning, because something about the essence of planning entices me, and so having this position only reaffirmed my wants in participating in this program!

Nicky Campos-Vasquez

Class of 2021
Nicky Campos-Vasquez

Class of 2021

My name is Nicky Campos-Vasquez and I am a sophomore at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School. In my free time, I enjoy writing, reading, dancing, singing, and ice skating. I love volunteering for programs that focus on children’s education

I am currently a part of the Visitation tech team, which helps build the sets and work behind the scenes for the plays we hold. This year will be my second year in the Dance ensemble, and the first year joining my school newspaper, The Wicket, as well as first year of joining Ice Cubs, the school hockey team. In addition to that, I will be joining the LLS, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, to help raise money for local patients with blood cancer.

When I first heard about the International Business Internship Business, I was so excited to know that there was a program in the world that allowed regular students like me help make a difference across the world in a third world country like Nigeria. I want kids younger than me to understand that they too can make a difference in the world and make it a better place.

 

Our Business Partner: Kamalu Power Generator Repair

Business Owner: Kamaluddeen Muhammad Safiyo

 

Business Location: Federal Low-Cost Bauchi

 

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Our Challenges

How to provide the best customer service to help attract and keep more customers

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Our Solutions

Solution 1

Challenge Addressed: Finding modern tools for Kamal that he can easily access.

First, we spent a lot of time researching the different tools used to fix generators in Nigeria. We asked our business partner to provide us with some pictures of the tools he uses. After that, we were able to find different websites that had these tools and could ship them to different parts of the world. Two websites that contain the tools needed to repair generators are ToolNetInternational.com and Alibaba.com. By using these websites, we will be able to outsource tools for less money.

After we gathered information about the specific tools we needed for power generators, we made a projected cost of how much it will all cost and started to come up with ways we would keep track of all the tools.

After thinking of the different ways we can come up with the tools, we decided that we will make a tool index that will include pictures and names of all the tools that Kamal will be able to use and have a way to keep track of them using PIN numbers. Kamal will be able to not only keep track of these tools, but he will be able to teach new employees what tools there are and how to use them. The tools will be delivered closer to his village, instead of making Kamal travel far into another village each day to get his tools.

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