As a child he was always fascinated by all the things that happened in hospitals. He would always tell his parents he wanted to become a medical doctor in the future. Today, Momodou Gobi Bah (goes by Gobi), from The Gambia, is realizing his dream. He is a rising senior in neuroscience at Michigan State University.
Though at an early age Gobi had a passion for the medical field, he was not sure if he was “ready for such a challenging career,” Gobi said.
But this changed in the summer of 2016 when he had the opportunity to intern at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Ghana. It is a requirement for Scholars to complete an internship on the continent of Africa, an opportunity he used to completely immerse himself in the hospital life. Continue reading “In, out of a hospital with Gobi Bah: It’s all about ‘restoring hope, form’”
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“After graduation, I want to work in an insurance company, and liaise with government to create and implement policies that allow low-income families to have access to life and health insurance. My ultimate goal will be to start my own insurance company” writes Nikkita Ngalande, a sophomore majoring in actuarial science at Michigan State University through the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program. Last summer, she landed a life changing internship at a world-class insurance company, Swiss Re, in Cape Town, South Africa. When she returned to Michigan State, we asked her to share her experience. Continue reading “Internship Spotlight: “Putting my future into perspective” – Nikkita Ngalande”
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