School of Business receives $10,000 to support Michigan Israel Business Bridge internships

The School of Business Administration received $10,000 to award to students who participate in the Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB) internship program.

The William Schumer Scholarship, created by the Schumer family of General Linen Uniform Service of Detroit in honor of William Schumer, provides funding for an MBA intern to work with the Michigan Israel Business Bridge.

Selected students will gain the advantage of an invaluable learning opportunity, working side-by-side with MIBB business development experts, as well as top industry leaders from Michigan and around the world.

MIBB is an organization that facilitates business development and technical collaboration between Michigan- and Israel-based companies. MIBB holds regular Michigan-Israel business exchanges and facilitates missions to Israel.

“The partnership with WSU has been very beneficial for both parties,” said Pam Lippitt, MIBB executive director. “Interns gain real-life business experience and develop networking skills while helping the MIBB realize its goals as well.”

The intern will work as a strategic research analyst, reviewing new technological patents from Israel to see if they can be successfully commercialized here in southeast Michigan. If a new technology is deemed a good candidate for a business startup in Michigan, the analyst will work with faculty and MIBB to recruit possible business partners.

Edward Rosenbaum, partner in Rosenbaum, Rollins & Associates, C.P.A. and owner of Abby Park Senior Specialty Services, LLC., is also funding a paid intern to work with the MIBB. Rosenbaum is a WSU alumnus and longtime supporter of the WSU School of Business Administration.

“We are committed to creating opportunities for our students to gain relevant experience beyond the walls of our classrooms,” said David Williams, dean, WSU School of Business Administration. “The kindness of those like Edward Rosenbaum and the William Schumer family make unique opportunities like this partnership with MIBB possible for our students. We couldn’t do it without them.”

The internship is offered to students who have demonstrated excellent leadership skills and the ability to interact effectively with executives and senior leaders. Students are encouraged to apply through the WSU School of Business Administration Nonprofit Internship Scholarship Program (NISP) in the school’s Career Planning and Placement Office. NISP is a scholarship program established to recognize scholastic achievement, to encourage continued academic progress and pursuit of an internship and to provide assistance to students in financing their education in the School of Business Administration.

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