Martindale Student Associate at Lehigh University
I was selected as one of twelve students in the 2020 Argentina cohort for the Martindale Student Associates Honors Program out of the Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise.
Established in 1980, the Martindale Student Associates Honors Program enables a select group of 12 Lehigh juniors and seniorsfrom across Lehighs three undergraduate collegesto explore global business, economic, and social issues through travel to organizations around the world, and meetings and discussions with thought leaders from government, business, social, academic and research institutions. The 15-month program is fully funded, and follows a competitive application process.
Activities begin in the February of the students junior year, and run through graduation. The students are tasked with conducting group and individual research, and with writing top class academic articles pertaining to the economy and public policy of our country of study for publication as a volume of the Martindale undergraduate research journal, Perspectives on Business and Economics.
The program features on-campus orientation sessions, a briefings trip in Washington D.C., an intensive 12-day field immersion research trip in the country of study, writing and research workshops, presentation and peer review meetings, and a semester of independent study. Each student is assigned a faculty mentor to provide ongoing guidance and feedback.