AMCHAM Student Scholarship Camps
Between November 6 and 11, AMCHAM hosted new and graduating scholarship recipients at two camps designed to provide students with valuable skills for their future education and careers
Scholarship students attending the Fedex Career Camp
From November 6 to 8, 71 new scholarship recipients flocked to Bangkok from 27 universities throughout Thailand for an Orientation Camp aimed at welcoming students to the AMCHAM family and offering guidelines on how to get the most out of their scholarships.
The students heard presentations on AMCHAM and issues important to American business in Thailand, such as intellectual property rights; they were taught basic communications skills and how to make responsible decisions when drinking, and they were in introduced to the concept of community service, which they will be required to perform in order to meet the requirements for their scholarships.
On the final day of the Orientation Camp the students traveled to Muang Samut Sakhon School in Samut Sakhon Province where they had a chance to apply their newly- acquired understanding of community service by building a Brain Based Learning ( BBL) playground.
FEDEX CAREER CAMP
Sixty final- year university students were motivated, excited, and better prepared to land their first job after attending the 2015 Fedex Career Camp in Bangkok from November 8 to 11.
During the camp, students from 18 universities throughout Thailand attended career development workshops hosted by human resources experts. They covered topics such as preparing resumes and acing the mock interviews with HR professionals. Senior executives from multinational corporations, including Fedex, participated in camp presentations and panel discussions covering topics ranging from personal finance to communication skills.
The students took advantage of this unique opportunity to visit American companies in Bangkok including Citibank, Ford, Jelly Belly Manufacturing, as well as NIST International School and American School of Bangkok, where they met business and education leaders who shared their career experiences and advice.
This educational program is designed to inspire a new generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs from all parts of Thailand. The program has been running since 1976, and has been supported by Fedex since 2010.
All students received their scholarships from the AMCHAM Thailand Charitable Foundation’s Student Scholarship Program. In 2015, the ATCF provided 200 scholarships. Each year, the ATCF awards scholarships to Thai students who demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.
Learn more at http:// www. amchamthailand. com/ scholarship.