Senior business administration major Iliyan Slavov is interning at the World Trade Center Institute (WTCI) where he is a program management intern.
Slavov began his internship in January 2019 and has already had much experience with big businesses while gaining expertise in the field.
“The WTCI internship is an outstanding opportunity and is allowing me to make connections and get exposure all while searching for a career,” said the senior.
To land this position, Slavov applied online and submitted a resume and cover letter. He was notified shortly after that he secured an interview and was then offered the position of program management intern in January 2019.
The World Trade Center Institute works to offer leaders new ideas and help them make valuable connections, according to the WTCI website. The group strives to connect communities, share knowledge and heighten experiences in order to make a positive impact on Maryland and across the globe.
“More than 2,500 Maryland firms benefit from WTCI’s global connections, events, programs and services. Our members range from local startups to many of the region’s top corporations, universities, and government agencies. They’re part of more than 300 WTCI Network organizations in 130 countries, a World Bank PSLO network in 100 countries, and 20 years of State Department programs. Our network is the largest of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic – a who’s who of the top global business executives in the region,” according to the website. Founding companies include IBM, BG&E, Wells Fargo, Black & Decker, NASA, and Perdue.
As an intern, Slavov sets up and manages many events connecting local companies with big businesses around the globe. The work group that he manages is a part of the EDGE Program and Client Services, while also managing operations and program support.
In addition to his work at the WTCI, Slavov was a member of the Stevenson Mustang men’s soccer team, where he had the opportunity to further develop his work ethic and goal-setting. He explained, “Playing under Coach [Graeme] Millar has had a tremendously positive impact on my college experience.”
Slavov was also the recipient of the Sam and Geraldine Dell Endowed Scholarship for demonstrated achievement of academic excellence. He is set to graduate from Stevenson in May 2019.
Slavov attributed much of his success to Stevenson University and the experience he gained in the Brown School of Business and Leadership. Fellow classmate Austin Swingle agreed: “Iliyan has tremendous work ethic and works every day to reach his goals.”