International Business Internship Program
Our Life-Changing Project
Hello, I am Stephanie Odom and I am currently a junior at Bishop Moore Catholic High School. This year I am a part of multiple advanced placement courses and I have been since my freshman year. I don’t always have free time, but when I do I love doing community service, playing with my dog, going to the beach, and playing guitar.
Ever since my freshman year, I have been involved in my school’s speech and debate team and Model United Nations team. I have now been part of the secretariat of my Model United Nations team for two years now and I have just become the first captain that is a junior for my school’s speech and debate team. As I stated earlier, I also love doing community service. I am currently the president of a club called HOPE at Bishop Moore. HOPE stands for helping others to protect the enslaved and as a group, we focus on the issues of modern-day slavery, human trafficking, and abuse. Through our community service, we bring awareness to our community and educate them on what these issues are and what they can do to help as well.
I first heard of the International Business Initiatives Program during my time at Leadership Initiatives for their law program last summer. When I heard that this was an opportunity to help a developing nation first hand and help people in their day to day lives I knew that I had to do it. I consider it to be a perfect marriage between everything I do in Model United Nations, Debate, and HOPE. To have an opportunity where all of our voices are heard on an international level at our young age is remarkable and I truly can not think of any possible thing that can top this. My goal for this team is to not only help the law firm that we are working with, in Nigeria, but to show other kids that are our age that you are never too young to start following your passions and making an impact.
Class of 2020
My name is Jordyn Ewing-Anderson, and I am currently a junior at Bishop Moore Catholic High School. This year I am enrolled in honors classes and have multiple after school activities. In my free time, I like to listen to music, run, and watch football.
I feel called to make a change in society, and one of the steps I have taken towards making a change is learning how to make my voice heard. This will be my second year on my High School's speech and debate team, and I can’t wait to participate again this year. Being an Original Orator means that I can speak on a topic that is passionate to me, or a topic that desperately needs to be changed within society. This year will also be my second year as a member of Best Buddies, an organization that gives children with IDD an opportunity to develop friendships with students like me. I am also the head leader of Bishop Moore’s Turning Point USA chapter. Additionally, I am an ambassador on my High School’s leadership team.
The International Business initiative will help me learn how to develop relations with other people, and those in different countries. I’m so stunned to be selected for this program and can’t wait to see all the opportunity it brings.
Class of 2020
Hi, my name is Iliana Billiot and I am currently a junior at Bishop Moore High school in Orlando Florida. This school year, I am enrolled in Advanced Placement and Honors classes. In my free
time, I enjoy playing video games, watching movies, and reading. I am a member of the French Honor Society and the African American and Multicultural club. I am also a participating associate of Best Buddies. I am also quite active in my church and the community as a reader for a year and an altar server since the fourth grade. To add to that, I am a Senior Girlscout who has been in Girlscouts since kindergarten and plans to continue all the way to an Ambassador. The International Business Internship Program is a once in a lifetime deal for me. I never dreamed that I’d be granted such an amazing opportunity to better myself in the world of business and further my chances of getting into college with the great help the program offers. I feel truly honored to be able to work with such intelligent peers who wish to help others in need as much as I do. I’ve always been very open to helping others, especially those in need, and with IBIP program, I can extend my positive attitude and desire to help further than I ever dreamed.
Class of 2021
My name is Marcus Lisman, and I am currently a sophomore at Bishop Moore High School. I love my school, enjoy the classes, and enjoy being part of a phenomenal school environment and everything it has to offer. In my free time, I very much enjoy running, playing soccer, hanging out with friends, and designing and creating wristwatches.
Throughout my lifetime, I have taken my education very seriously, even in middle school, as seen when I earned the title of Valedictorian. Carrying over to Bishop Moore, I wanted to make sure to do my best to set myself up for the best future possible. I have been involved in cross country, soccer, and track during my time at Bishop Moore, working hard to achieve my respective goals in each sport. I am a very determined and self-driven person who aims high. I also take an interest in business and entrepreneurship. Being my own boss has interested me for a few years now. That’s why in the summer of 2018 I fulfilled a dream and founded the Lisman Watch Company, a company that creates custom watches contoured to exactly what my customer wants. I have found great pleasure in growing and advertising my company, which all started as a crazy idea. That’s why everyone should dream big, because they can definitely become a reality if they work for it.
The International Business Internship Program is a wonderful opportunity that I want to give my very best to. I wanted to get more involved in my community, but I would always have conflicts with sports, but the nature of the IBIP program really appealed to me. I could get involved with a nationally accredited organization and help a community across the globe grow, and in turn, help their communities. I hope to take away much from this program, which will hopefully help
me in the future, where at this point in time I see myself doing something business related. My main goal is to make the lives of others better and show that anyone, even the average teenager, can make a massive difference in their global community.
My name is Delaney Fravel. I was born in Chicago, but I moved to Florida when I was 12 years old. When I got to high school I discovered my passion for art and have been in our school's art program ever since. I am co-founding Vice president of my school’s Forensics club and will continue to help run the club next year. I enjoy volunteering with animal shelters and at local events in Orlando. I hope to attend either UCLA or Parsons in hopes of becoming a stylist and eventually starting my own business one day.
Our Business Partner: Law Program
Business: An-nur Chambers
Business Location: Bauchi, Bauchi State Nigeria
Story of the Business
AN-NUR CHAMBERS is a dually incorporated Nigerian Based Law Firm under Nigerian Law with the Cooperate Affairs Commission as BN No. BA/000986. The Law Firm is in Bauchi and has a client base across the nation, growing to become worldwide. AN-NUR CHAMBERS strives to provide clients with the premier legal consultation in the region.. With a team of dedicated lawyers and experienced support staff, your legal needs will be dealt with efficiently and effectively. As a multi-practice firm, they provide legal advice to clients in diverse sectors. The clients are their priority, and they strive to serve clients with the highest standards of legal service.
AN-NUR CHAMBERS was originally established February 19th, 2008 by its founding partners D.G. Hassan, Esq. and Late U.A. Liman, Esq. under the name of AN-NUR CHAMBERS. The team has an in-depth knowledge and experience in Nigeria laws and as such is able to provide effective, co-ordinated and decisive legal advice to clients. Their advice is guided by legal principles and thorough research. They take pride in being an ethical law firm dedicated in ensuring that justice is done to all clients.
About the Owner: Abubakar Aliyu
Abubakar Aliyu is a Federal Prosecutor who works at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to help stamp out corruption in Nigeria. He is passionate about investigating financial crimes and specializes in cases dealing with advance fee fraud and money laundering. Before his promotion to the EFCC, Abubakar worked as a State prosecutor in Yobe State.
Abubakar holds a law degree from the Nigerian Law School in Lagos. He also studied at the University of Maiduguri. In 2006 he passed the Nigerian Bar exam. Abubakar has been trained in specialized techniques to use in interviews, statement taking, interrogation, and international collaboration in investigation and prosecution.
Abubakar has earned a certificate from the British Department for International Development Justice For All program for his training in Anti-corruption investigation techniques.
Abubakar is excited to join the Leadership Initiatives team as a Liaison for students in the Law IBIP program. He looks forward to teaching and learning from others around the world about law and corruption.