UCC’s Lauren Lehane heads Stateside

4th July 2017

Posted In: FYI

Lauren Lehane of University College Cork has been selected as the Irish candidate for the Study of U.S Institutes (SUSI) Awards in social entrepreneurship.

Lauren, who is taking part in an intense academic programme for student leaders at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, is a BSc Government student at University College Cork.

Currently serving her second term on the U.S. Embassy Youth Council, Lauren was a member of the winning social enterprise team ‘Isle of Hope’ at the U.S Embassy’s Creative Minds Hackathon, which took place last year in partnership with the DCU Ryan Academy.

SUSI Awards are 5-week academic programmes that provide student leaders from all over Europe with a deeper understanding of the U.S., while simultaneously enhancing their leadership skills.

Over the coming month, Lauren will meet with American local community leaders and address topics such as business ethics, negotiations, risk analysis, corporate social responsibility, strategic business planning and innovation, and women and minorities in entrepreneurship.

As part of the Award, she will also have the opportunity to interact with local, state, private, and not-for-profit organisations working in the field. The Award will culminate in a student leaders’ visit to Washington, D.C.

Applications for the 2018 SUSI Awards will open in January 2018.