Jennie Davidowitz, a Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) student in the UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS), was one of just 10 UNC students selected to participate in the first UNC-Lenovo Tech World Global Intern Program in June.
A new initiative inspired by a meeting in Beijing between Chancellor Carol L. Folt and Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yuanqing Yang in January 2016, the program sent students to Beijing and San Francisco to assist with Lenovo’s signature technology showcase event, Tech World. Students chosen for the program had their travel and lodging expenses covered and received a stipend.
Davidowitz is now at the University of New South Wales in Australia, taking courses in information systems as well as innovation and entrepreneurship through the University’s business school. She is interested in a career in tech development or user interface experience, with a long-term goal of becoming a company CIO, since she enjoys working with both information and people.
While Davidowitz had traveled internationally before, the close proximity of her recent trips to China and Australia made for an exhilarating few months. “It's quite crazy that I've gone halfway across the world twice this summer,” she said. “Having the opportunity to travel and study abroad allows for personal growth and greatly enhances my degree by providing a global perspective on the value of my education. I am able to see how information science can be applied no matter where I am since technology is the very thing that allows our world to be interconnected.”