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  DHL is organizing a fellowship program that will link SMEs from the developing world with postgraduate business students. According to the company, it aims to help small businesses benefit from the venture-building knowledge that persons formally trained in business have to share. It also wants such persons to gain practical experience engaging and advising actual enterprises.
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Through this initiative, students with an MBA, MSc, or PhD in a business development-related discipline will be paired with SMEs for 12 months. They will advise, consult, and collaborate with these businesses, attend virtual sessions facilitated by notable speakers, and ultimately assist in building successful and resilient ventures from across the developing world.  If you are a student who meets the set criteria for this program, you are invited to apply.
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Persons who are selected to take part in this fellowship will benefit from it in the following ways:
  • Be involved in helping small businesses build capacity and thrive in their domains
  • Get mentored by experts from DPDHL
  • Learn what it takes to become an expert business consultant
  • Join and tap into a global network of peers

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This program is open to persons who meet the following criteria:
  • Be enrolled at a GBSN member school at the time they apply (member schools in Nigeria are the American University of Nigeria and the Lagos Business School)
  • Must be committed to completing the fellowship in 12 months, starting April 2024
  • Should be able to commit between 12 and 15 hours per month to the program’s activities
  • Must be interested in being a part of an international community
  • Possess strong analytical and communication skills
Applications will remain open until November 30, 2023. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: Opportunities For Africans
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This article was first published on 8th November 2023


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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