Five Ghanaian students, comprising the crème de la crème of students selected from the University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Cape Coast University and Ashesi University, will have the opportunity to travel to the U.S soon for internship with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for one month.
This is to hone their business skills and expose them to international work ethiques.
Bernard Mensah, Head of EMEA Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities Trading, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, who is also Global Head of Emerging Markets (ex-Asia) Global Markets, told CITY & BUSINESS GUIDE Wednesday at the University of Ghana’s Law School that the programme, extended to Africa for the first time, is aimed at offering students in the region an equal.
He led a team from the bank to interview some 300 selected students from the aforementioned institutions.
The programme could last between five and 10 years.
The interviewees comprised second and third-year tertiary students who have plans of venturing into the global financial market.
Mr Mensah said that the internships for international students were intended to broaden Bank of America’s scope by reaching into global emerging markets.
“As one of the world’s largest financial institutions, Bank of America Merrill Lynch has the strength and resources to let students carve out a career on their own terms, especially careers that promise opportunities and career development.
We have specific in-depth training programmes and roles filled with exciting challenges, recognition and a wide scope of development programmes.”
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has more than 280,000 employees across a global footprint serving clients in more than 40 countries.
“Ours is a 24-hour business. We work in a global marketplace and building our workforce to meet the diverse needs of our clients is critical to our success.
That’s why we look for people who are willing to build their business acumen, gain new skill sets and develop existing expertise to maintain our reputation as one of the world’s finest financial institutions.”
By Samuel Boadi