Susie, who is a Chemical Engineering student, has a placement at Genzyme in the US, while Robert, a Classics student, will be with Bayer in Germany.
The two undergraduates secured their placements through the SaltireFoundation undergraduate programme.
The programme, open to high-calibre undergraduates in their penultimate year, aims to equip participating students with a positive, can-do attitude and improve their employability.
The eight-week internships enable 34 undergraduates, selected from over 300 applicants, to work at the international branches of influential companies.
The companies include Bayer in Germany, IBM in China, RBS Securities in Japan, GSK Singapore, Wood Group in Houston and the Boston office of Liberty Mutual.
My internship armed me with confidence, great experience and a contact book which will bolster my career prospects for the foreseeable future. In this economic climate, it is essential that students are armed with substantial workplace skills to improve their employability upon graduation.
Edinburgh graduate who took part in the programme last year
The SaltireFoundation is an independent charitable organisation which has the support of some of the world’s foremost multi-nationals, the GlobalScot network and the backing of Scottish Enterprise.
This article was published on Jun 16, 2010