International Business Internship Program
Our Life-Changing Project
I am Regina Martinez, the Team Lead of the International Business Internship Program for Lamar Academy. I decided to join this amazing and impactful program because
I want to pursue a field of business and decided that this club is the perfect element to kick start my journey. Dealing with international real-world problems and solutions, I am learning how to effectively collaborate with others in order to make an impact in the world.
Despite my young age, I have a lot of goals, some of which I have decided to already tackle. The Walt Disney company is a treasure that is very close to my heart. For as long as I can remember it has been my escape from everything: cancer, school, and the stress of life. The Disney parks became so close to me that for a long time I dreamed about starting my own Disney inspired blog. I started my Instagram blog, Made In WDW, freshman year where I met and communicated with people all over the world, and am now proud to say I have reached a base of about 3,000 people. From “Made In WDW,” grew much bigger projects such as helping other people plan their trip to Walt Disney World, and thus “Plan It Ear” and “Plan It Ear, Plan Your Trip,” was born. “Plan It Ear,” is a Youtube channel dedicated to helping families learn the basics of planning their trip, “Plan It Ear, Plan Your Trip,” is helping people plan their trip one on one by customizing their trips for these families. Since I am known for these three things, I have merged all of them together into one location: reginadaniella.com.
Good Ground Community is also a very important part of my life. It is an organization that strives to help individuals grow through a series of interactive activities. I am part of the praise and worship group, where we meet twice a week and teach the little kids of the church. Each Sunday, I am involved in helping and improving my church. I am also a part of the Good Ground Community marketing team and Youtube channel editing team.
Academic wise, I always try to find ways to involve myself around the campus. I am a proud member of Master Minds, Student Council, National Honor Society, and National Society of High School Scholars. These extracurriculars are a blast to participate in, and I have also worked with Harvard Student Agencies and managed to plan and bring their program “Weekend Business Academy,” to my school for an immersive and fun weekend. Currently, I am working with them, for them to come back in Fall, 2019. My school offers the International Baccalaureate program, of which, all of our team are proud members of. Through the demanding and heavy workload, I have learned to balance everything I have going on in my life, which is also paving a way to a bright future
I am a John Meehan, the team Fundraising chair of the International Business Internship Program for Lamar Academy. The reason why I joined IBIP was because of its message, and how it wants to change the world. IBIP also gives me the opportunity to further my interest in the business field and understand how to deal with people from around the world.
I am a Hispanic student born in lake forest Illinois on 9/9/2001, I moved to McAllen Texas where I am currently living in. I have 3 younger brothers, and I am currently enrolled in IB @ Lamar Academy. I am in football and planning to do that the rest of high school. I am also in extracurricular activities which are National Honor Society, National Hispanic Institute, International Business Internship Program, Science Olympiad, Future physicians of America. I am a hard worker and a dedicated person that sees success as the only option.
Hi! I am Jade Sosa, the Media Chair of the International Business Internship Program in the International Baccalaureate Lamar Academy High School. I am so
I was the Valley View Junior High representative, at my middle school, where we got selected by the HEB Excellence in Education Award and won $50,000. I also was privileged to receive the Student Hero Award by the Texas Student Agency.
I am really passionate about serving others; therefore, I am the CEO Director and the founder of a non-profit mentorship organization. I created Project 2.0 “Do Something” as an opportunity for others to reach out to teens in the community to guide them with common struggles with the help of community leaders, mentors. I am an active junior staff of the McAllen Boys & Girls Club. I represent the Rio Grande Valley in piano competitions, as well as, participate in the Valley View High School varsity soccer team.
I know joining the IBIP Program will open opportunities to work with professional leaders and together learn ways to use communication, research skills, and business skills to help build a stronger foundation for a company in another country. Along with this, I will learn how to manage my time and work efficiently and be able to share with others, amazing things this program is doing.
I’m Pedro Ordonez from IB @ Lamar Academy, I currently participate in Chess Club, and National Hispanic Institute, in addition, sometimes going to my local Real Estate Investor Club. I'm also a big cryptocurrency enthusiast and created a youtube channel explaining how to mine different crypto. It currently generates me around $8.00 of passive income a month. I have also worked for Eobot.com as customer service, I responded to people's question on cloud mining and cryptocurrency. Another big thing I'm really passionate about is the stock market. I have been interested since freshman year about it and this year I made a total of 8% profit, using Stash and Robinhood, and TD Ameritrade thinkorswim as my market watch.
Why I chose to join IBIP is to help me grow in my knowledge of business, something that I will like to major in the future. I would like to learn about how a business is managed and how to problem solve business problems. Also for the college's benefits of being an IBIP student, and the preparation they provide for college.
My name is Arturo Fuentes. I am the Nigeria Partnership Chair for our IBIP team. I am a devoted soccer and chess enthusiast. I am eagerly interested in a career of economics. There is just something about it that intrigues me; I admire the manipulation and opportunities you can do with money and hard work. For this reason, I believe that the art of business, of negotiating and influencing, can be implicated into many aspects of life. I decided to participate in IBIP to engage in international business and extend a lending hand to a business that has the potential to excel and grow further with my aid. I desire to understand the struggles and problems any business might face and how one can overcome them. I expect to do great things in the future, because I know that I will not be satisfied.
I am Diego Rojano and I am the Special Projects Chair of my IBIP team at Lamar Academy. I decided to apply for this position because I wanted to be exposed to the business world while still in high school so I can graduate with real world experience in the industry. Even though I am not personally interested in pursuing business, I do acknowledge that no matter what field one pursues, business is a large part of life.
Despite my young age, some of the accomplishments I’ve achieved in my life include winning a position in my school’s Ambassador program, creating a collection of original poetry as a Personal Project, being inducted into the National Honor Society, and earning this very position: Special Projects Chair of my International Business Internship Program team. I am also treasurer of the Future Physicians of America club and volunteer regularly at the local pet shelter and tutoring club. I am also currently writing a 4,000 word research paper over the analysis of American literature involving Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
When it comes to academics, I scored a 1300 on the PSAT and got recognized as part of the top 2.5% scoring latino in my region. All four of my core courses are IB (International Baccalaureate) level and I hold a 94% GPA unweighted, 104 weighted. My rank is 38 out of about 510 students in my grade and I plan to undertake the most advanced courses of biology and philosophy my school has to offer. I plan to challenge four Advanced Placement tests: Biology, Human Geography, English composition and Spanish language. I am also to volunteer this summer with a local hospital program and accumulate hours shadowing medical practitioners.
Even though it may be obvious, judging by my achievements, that I have an interest in the medical field, I decided to apply to the International Business Internship Program because the world we live in is powered by business. The fuel that makes the world go round is the building of relationships, establishing communication, and constructing trust. IBIP offers experience in all of these things; communicating with our facilitator, establishing a bond with our business partner, cooperating with our translator and, overall, helping people. This is why I have joined IBIP, and hope to not only be a part of it, but improve it in every way I can.
Why I wish to join IBIP:
I am looking for resume builders that I can participate in and apart from having a strong foundation in business, this program gives important spots to the students, which is something that not many other programs do. I am drawn to the idea of handling a business and supporting a company, which can help better my professional relationship skills. I am excited to meet new people, take on new responsibilities and learn new things. I want to join this program because it can not only offer me a myriad of opportunities, but also because of the skill and hard work that I can bring to the program itself.
Our Business Partner: Auto-Electrical Repair
Business Owner: Muhammad M. Ahmad
Business Location: Bauchi, Bauchi State Nigeria
Story of the Business
Through working with students in the International Business Internship Program, Muhammad hopes to learn how to diagnose cars using a computer, improve his financial management and customer service, and expand his business and advertising overall.
About the Owner: Muhammad M. Ahmad
Muhammad began working as an apprentice at an auto-electrical repair shop after seeing a need for more skilled workers; the rapid economic growth in Nigeria has brought a large number of automobiles with it, resulting in a need for skilled electrical repair. Muhammad learn how to identify and repair of electrical faults in cars. He worked with almost all car brands, giving him a strong competitive edge over those who only work with few car models. The versatility of his skill allowed Muhammad to open his own auto-electrical repair business in Bauchi, Nigeria.