Goodman student Neal Sengupta receives Export Development Canada International Business Scholarship
Published on July 16 2014
Five continents and 41 countries later, Goodman student Neal Sengupta is supplementing his BAcc Co-op degree with international experience and receiving recognition for his passion for business and travel.
Neal, one of 25 recipients chosen out of 300 eligible applicants, recently received the Export Development Canada (EDC) International Business Scholarship due to his demonstrated international exposure and positive references from employers and professors.
According to EDC, the scholarships were created because “international trade is critical to Canada’s economic prosperity and we’re dedicated to helping students – the next generation of business leaders – to succeed.”
Neal is pursuing the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation and is minoring in German: a unique combination which has, without question, opened doors for him. He recently completed a six month internship in Germany, is currently participating in a two week language course in Spain and is set to travel to Estonia for an upcoming four week work exchange. He speaks introductory Spanish and intermediate German, French and Hindi and has clearly caught the “travel bug” as he has backpacked through 41 countries on 5 continents and has no intention of stopping there.
Since starting at Brock, Neal has been involved in a myriad of other extra-curricular and leadership opportunities: he has held various executive positions with the Brock University Accounting Conference (BUAC), the Brock Chapter of Students Offering Support and the Brock Business Students’ Association (BSA). He has also represented Goodman at the World Youth Forum for Ethics in Business in The Netherlands, volunteered with Mentorship Plus, and worked as a teaching assistant in the department of economics.
Neal is no stranger to multi-tasking and this coming year will be no different – he is the human resources assistant for the Goodman Career Development Office, the vice-president of internal affairs for the Accounting Students’ Association (ASA), the vice-president of human resources for the Brock Business Badgers (BBB) and the elected faculty representative on the Brock University Student Administrative Council (BUSAC).
Please join us in congratulating Neal on receiving this scholarship and wishing him the best of luck for the upcoming year!