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Spring is almost here, and sunshine is just around the corner! For Loran Scholars, this means that summer planning is in full swing. They will soon be embarking on a summer work experience that will expand their horizons in one of three different sectors: public policy, private enterprise, and non-profit.

Many of our scholars have had enriching experiences working with alumni-led organizations for their summers in diverse fields across the globe. As ambassadors for the program, our alumni are in a unique position to understand the value and breadth that a scholar brings to an organization as an undergraduate student. We would love to connect with you or someone on your team if you are interested in hiring a Loran Scholar this summer or in the future!

What kinds of summer experiences do we look for? During their public policy summer, scholars will gain experience with the policy-making process in Canada and abroad. The purpose of the enterprise summer is to develop a scholar’s business skills and introduce them to the private sector. Scholars will also undertake projects aimed at improving the health and vitality of our communities, introducing them to the non-profit sector during their community development summer.

Dr. Samir Gupta (‘95) has had Loran summer students each year since 2015 at the Canada India Wellness Initiative (CIWI). He speaks highly of their experience as summer employers:

It has been amazing for our organization to see how the scholars have flourished in this environment and the incredible value that they have brought to our organization. Not only has each scholar excelled in the organizational and academic aspects of the program, but they have each brought a unique and distinct flair, and each left their mark on the children and the school through original ideas and programs that they have conceived of and led. Our Indian school administrators and teachers now eagerly await the arrival of the scholar each year! We cannot say enough about our cherished Loran Scholars.”

Is your organization interested in hosting a Loran Scholar in the future? Get in touch with us via email at carolyn.bailey@loranscholar.ca.