DHL GoTrade GBSN Fellowship Program 2024 for postgraduate business students & SMEs

Application Deadline: November 30, 2023

In furtherance of DHL’s mission to improve management and entrepreneurial education, GBSN has partnered with one of its corporate members DPDHL to develop the DHL GoTrade GBSN Fellowship Program is designed to partner selected postgraduate business students with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the developing world with the aim of fostering greater cross-border trade. This directly addresses our collective mission at GBSN –– to improve access to quality, locally relevant management and entrepreneurial education for the developing world. GoTrade is education and access.

The Fellowship Program will pair graduate business students (MBA/MSc/Masters/PhD) with SMEs for 12 months. Each GoTrade GBSN Fellow will be assigned an SME to advise, consult, and collaborate with. The GoTrade GBSN Fellowship Program will convene regular virtual sessions bringing all students together with speakers on relevant subject matter to aid their learning objectives, with the additional goal of fostering networking among peers.

Fellows will be supported by:

DPDHL mentors
Coaching and mentoring with SMEs
DPDHL Certified Program learning journey covering basics of international trade
In 2023 participating SME countries included:

Georgia, Turkey, Lebanon, Kenya, Uganda, Namibia, Nigeria, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Guatemala, Colombia, Honduras, and Argentina.

Student Eligibility Criteria
Graduate students from across the globe who meet the following criteria are invited to apply.

Enrolled at a participating GBSN member school at the start fellowship
Commitment to complete 12 month fellowship program starting April 2024
Students should be comfortable communicating in English or Spanish or Portuguese
Ability to commit to an estimated 12 to 15 hours per month
Proven work experience
Strong analytical skills
Entrepreneurial and proactive mindset
Interest in an international community.

To complete the application form you will be required to upload:

A professional photo / headshot
A short CV / resume (2 pages)
A short video (no more than 2 minutes maximum) in which you introduce yourself to us. Let us know who you are and why we should select you. You may upload your video to any streaming platform (YouTube, Vimeo, etc) and share the link with us. The video may be unlisted (NOT private).

DHL GoTrade GBSN Fellowship welcome students with experience in any commercial field. Those with a background in Marketing, Sales, Logistics, Operations, Law, Supply Chain and eCommerce are especially encouraged to apply.


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