Area student is a graduate assistant at Bemidji State
Kassondra Goranowski of Cottonwood is a graduate assistant at Bemidji State University. She is majoring in sport studies.
Bemidji State University's graduate program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to achieve an advanced degree in a discipline or field of study as well as work as assistants to the professorial faculty.
The program is aimed at developing the student's ability to conduct and apply research. Students are required to present their findings in both oral and written formats.
Carrow spends summer in fellowship program in South Africa
Andrea Carrow, a Marshall native, is a master's in business administration student at IE (International English) Business School in Madrid, Italy, and recently spent seven weeks on the Emzingo NexGen Fellowship Program in South Africa.
Carrow was one of 16 fellows enrolled on the summer 2011 program, IE Business School's third round of partnering with the Emzingo group.
"Emzingo is a global leadership and development organization established to inspire, prepare, and connect the next generation of MBA leaders to responsibly seize sustainable global opportunities," Carrow said in an article posted on www.businessbecause.com.
Carrow said "the Emzingo Fellowship was an amazing experience; 'abandoning the idea of the summer MBA session in Madrid, several classmates and I moved to Johannesburg to embark on a consulting fellowship. Although we missed out on some of the MBA life in Madrid, interning in the emerging country of South Africa was to studying in Europe as a relationship is to a crush: dustier, often more frustrating and taxing, but indefinitely more real.'
For Carrow the highlight of the fellowship was "participating in the local events of South Africa's National Youth Day in the township of Soweto, where the poverty felt, to suggest the best, bottomless. Even from the safety of our issued car, the abrupt reality of the grinding urban landscape did not fade in as much as it faded everything else out until forget about the Blackberry, forget about the evening's plan and the five- year career development plan. Seeing such poverty faded everything out until it was just us and the abyss, until it was just us and the little HIV-positive hands that reached up to hold ours. Spending time in a place where electricity was still just an election-time promise should probably not have felt so good. The day was beautiful and will be remembered forever."