Deloitte partners with NUI Galway to provide BComm Global Experience students with international experience

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NUI Galway is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with  Deloitte on the University’s new BComm Global Experience course. As part of the partnership, Deloitte will provide funding over five years to support students while studying abroad.

The new Bachelor of Commerce (Global Experience) course at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics in NUI Galway offers the opportunity of a work placement and a study abroad in the same year. The global experience is fundamental to the educational experience and offers students the opportunity to experience new cultures and to work in new environments. NUI Galway partners with universities in a variety of countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Sweden, the UK and the USA, amongst others.

The Deloitte funding will be used as a grant to support students travelling abroad during the third year of the course.

Deloitte will be running an Insights Day for the NUI Galway BComm Global class in their Dublin offices annually. This will be an opportunity to spend the day with some of their staff, learn about their global firm, innovation and plans for the future. 
Deloitte will also offering 20 NUI Galway BComm Global students the opportunity to join a unique mentoring programme. As a Deloitte mentee, participants will be assigned a Deloitte mentor who can provide support in relation to career and subject choices, examinations and professional qualifications. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to begin to build their professional network and gain a unique insight into the largest professional services firm in the world. 

Brendan Jennings, Managing Partner, Deloitte commented: “At Deloitte, we see first-hand, and on a daily basis, the ever-increasing need for international experience and an ability to work across borders. Our clients are operating in a more globally connected way than ever before, and therefore we need to work this way also. We are delighted to support the NUIG Deloitte scholars in gaining this important and valuable experience. We very much believe that it will equip them well in their future business careers.”

Speaking at the launch, Professor John McHale, Dean of the College of Business Public Policy and Law at NUI Galway, said:  “We are delighted to announce this exciting partnership with Deloitte. We are very proud for our BComm (Global Experience) students to have the title ‘Deloitte Global Scholars’, a title representative of the high academic calibre of our students, and the endorsement shown by Deloitte in supporting students reach their full potential.”

The first Deloitte Global Scholars will be travelling abroad in September 2018. NUI Galway anticipates that in excess of 500 students will avail of the Deloitte funding over the five years of the partnership.

Click here for more information on the Bachelor of Commerce (Global Experience).


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