Two Lok Jack GSB alumnae selected to participate in Florida International University and Georgetown University Programme
The Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business has enjoyed a long-standing strategic partnership with both the Florida International University (FIU) and Georgetown University. Collaboration with these respected institutions has resulted in advancements in our programme offerings and valuable international opportunities for our alumni.
Two of our alumnae will be embarking on an exciting and edifying journey this September, whereby they will participate in a combined certificate programme on International Business and Public Policy. This week-long programme includes classes in Florida and Washington D.C. and incorporates a range of topics such as Leadership, Innovation, Financial Investment Strategy and Digital and Social Media.
Denecia Jacobs, a former student in the Master of International Strategic Marketing programme (formerly called the Master of Marketing), Cohort 12, is one of 10 applicants in receipt of a scholarship to attend the International Business and Public Policy programme.
“I feel extremely blessed, humbled and honoured to have been one of this year’s recipients of the highly coveted and competitive scholarship for the FIU-Georgetown programme on International Business and Public Policy. I’m also deeply appreciative to have such amazing support from my alma mater in my academic growth and success even long after I’ve graduated, as they continue to share opportunities such as this scholarship with their alumni.
This cycle of the FIU-Georgetown programme focuses on the growing impact of U.S. government policy on the financial services sector in emerging markets, and given my role within the financial sector in the Caribbean, I’m hoping that I can return armed with the tools we need as a country and as a region to navigate the influence of U.S. governmental policies/regulations and work in tandem with government agencies on policies that positively impact our economic and business environment.” – Denecia Jacobs, alumna, Master of International Strategic Marketing, Cohort 12.
Our second alumna who will participate in the International Business and Public Policy certificate programme at FIU is Janelle Ome, former student of the Master of Human Resource Management programme, Cohort 25. Janelle recently attended the Society for Human Resource Management’s annual convention in Las Vegas as part of the UWI-ALJGSB student delegation.
“During a lecture in Portland, Oregon, Nobel Prize Laureate Toni Morrison said “If you can’t imagine it, you can’t have it.”
This quote reminded me of one of the reasons why I choose the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business to pursue the Masters in Human Resource Management. At the time, the school’s website informed of the benefit to attending a joint programme at their partner university, Florida International University, the idea of this opportunity encouraged and inspired me. I am very excited and proud to attend the Certificate in International Business and Public Policy Program, a joint certificate programme at Florida International University and Georgetown University. These two institutions have demonstrated their commitment to building highly skilled, knowledgeable and future ready executives for the dynamics of today’s business.
As a final year student of the Masters in Human Resource Management, my chosen electives of International Economics and Business Strategy along with HRIS and HR Decision Making were very relevant for my current role as Human Resource Manager – Technology & Functions. This program at FIU and Georgetown will build my capabilities in business acumen, strategic thinking, leadership, digital enablement and innovation. I look forward to stretching my capabilities on a larger, more impactful scale to prepare me for future leadership roles.” – Janelle Ome, alumna, Master of Human Resource Management, Cohort 25.
Dr. Wynette Harewood, Programme Director, Master of Human Resource Management, says “This experience highlights opportunities for MHRM students to deepen and expand their understanding of the relationship between government policy, business and human capital development. I hope Janelle’s success will inspire more of our MHRM students to embrace this or other similar opportunities provided by the School.”
The UWI-ALJGSB remains committed to providing our students with an authentic learning experience on a global scale. This includes opportunities to be a part of international study trips, conventions and events, immersion programmes and cultural exchanges.
We congratulate Denecia and Janelle and applaud them for their continued commitment towards personal and professional growth!