Searching for the leaders of tomorrow - Kronospan Foundation and Babson College
The Kronospan Foundation, responsible for the community service and outreach projects for Kronospan, has successfully been cooperating with Babson College, the number one College for entrepreneurship in the USA, in offering the Kronospan Scholarship Programme. Kronospan Foundation annually finances a need based undergraduate scholarship at Babson College for a student from Central and Eastern Europe. Since the programme has started in 2011, the Kronospan Foundation has been honoured to send two very bright and promising candidates to Babson College.
Claudia Ogrezeanu, the first Kronospan scholar, has already completed her freshman year at Babson. “Babson is even better than I expected it to be! I was impressed not only by the academic conditions, but also by the fact that the education is centered on forming people that can interact and work together on a global scale. I am positively impressed by the academic rigorousness and by the diversity present here. Additionally, the opportunities we have at Babson- such as, for example, attending seminars and lectures outside the academic syllabus, being part of a student club or organization, taking an extra course- are outstanding! The professors are very helpful and do their best to engage every student during class discussions.”
As part of the Kronospan Scholarship Programme, beneficiaries are offered optional internships at Kronospan’s worldwide locations in their vacation time. Claudia Ogrezeanu spent her winter holiday getting to know the accounting department, and is now looking forward to finding out more about HR at Kronospan this summer. “The internship program is a valuable experience because I will have the opportunity to apply what I have learned so far. I look forward to learning new things and getting an insight into what means working in various departments, which is very useful for guiding me in choosing my future career.”
Now the search for the next scholar has started and Kronospan Foundation is inviting motivated and overall outstanding students from Central and Eastern Europe to apply. Kronospan Foundation is placing a special focus on supporting applicants from Belarus this year, hosting the Launch Event on 27th of September 2013 in Minsk. Among the presenters will be special guest Grant Gosselin, Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Admissions at Babson College.
To find out more about the Kronospan Scholarship Programme and get information on how to apply, please visit www.kronospanfoundation.ro/scholarship.