Sharing is caring! LocalNews LIME and DSC partner in hosting summer internship program by: – June 7, 2012 Share 27 Views no discussions Tweet Share Share Five LIME interns seated on the second row behind Miss Dominica, Nadira Lando and Asa “Asa Banton” EdwardsLIME Dominica and the Dominica State College announced a partnership in hosting a summer internship program for five business students at a press conference on Wednesday.General Manager of LIME Dominica, Jeffrey Baptiste who made the announcement, explained that the program will provide the students with an opportunity to receive hands on experience in sales and marketing.“Sales leadership and customer service are very challenging. While the academic accomplishments might be very, very impressive the attitude and the right set of behaviors, positive mindset, aggressive and assertiveness sometimes is lacking and this is why we are focusing on using an internship program using the business students of the college”.This he said is all in the company’s focus on ensuring that LIME remains relevant to Dominicans.“We want to ensure that this company remains relevant to the people of Dominica so we want to position ourselves as the best choice for telecommunication services and a place of work in this landscape”.Meanwhile, DSC’s President Dr. Donald Peters, endorsed the program and complimented LIME for this initiative, noting that it is a risk which they are taking as they may lose the students after training them.“The investment in partnerships has two values; one is it helps develop our country because the company is making an investment in the country, and secondly the student is getting what we at the Dominica State College call student centered learning”.Dr. Peters also emphasized that the college is about training people and highlighted the significance of the program.“LIME is the company that actually has a program for absorbing the students and continuing it because if LIME trains our students into being sales people or marketing people, they are not all going to work for LIME. So other people will benefit and the country will benefit. It is important secondly because we believe that our future as Dominicans has to be built on nation building”. He said however, that other learning institutions should emulate the college’s student centered learning module. “Knowledge is not exams, knowledge is work; learning to work and produce for the corporation that is brave enough to take you. What we do at the college is to prepare you for that. So in all our programs we would like our people to be working while they are at school”. Dr. Peters also encouraged students to enroll into programs that they like and are interested in.“Unless you like the things that you’re doing, you’re not going to be good at it. I don’t care how many degrees you have. Education is knowledge, knowledge is power, power is money. It’s very, very simple it’s not very complex”. Dominica Vibes News
Following its first tournament victory of the season, the USC women’s golf team was unable to replicate its success this weekend, finishing tied for fifth place on Sunday at the PING/ASU Invitational in Tempe, Ariz.Rival UCLA won the tournament by a commanding 12 strokes, finishing with an overall score of 5-over 857. Host Arizona State finished second at 17-over 869, while Texas A&M finished third at 21-over 873. The Women of Troy, ranked third in the nation, tied with UC Davis at 29-over 881.“The finish is disappointing, especially considering the fact that we won the last tournament,” sophomore Sophia Popov said.The team started slowly Friday, coming in tied for seventh at 289 after the first round. Senior Inah Park, who has notched two Top-16 finishes in her last three tournaments, shot par 71 to lead the Women of Troy at 13th. Rising freshman Doris Chen, coming off three consecutive Top 10 finishes, tied for 22nd at 1-over 72 with the help of two birdies on the front nine. Sophomore Sophia Popov and senior Lisa McCloskey each recorded three birdies and shot 2-over 73 to tie for 37th. Sophomore Rachel Morris tied for 69th at 6-over 77.The final two rounds proved troublesome for the Women of Troy, who were unable to crack the top 3. After slipping to 3-over 74 on the second round, McCloskey surged to 2-under 69 Sunday, finishing 10th overall at 216. Chen maintained her consistency, shooting 2-over 73 on Saturday and 1-over 72 Sunday to tie for 11th at 217.Park, who led the team after one round, struggled to maintain her standing, shooting 5-over 76 and then 8-over 79 in the final round to finish tied for 46th at 226. Morris finished tied for 73rd at 232, notching 5-over 76 on Saturday before shooting 8-over 79 in the final round.Popov, who captured her fourth individual victory during the last tournament, struggled to a 10-over 81 on the second round before finishing strongly at 2-over 73 in the final round, bringing her to 51st. The finish was disappointing for Popov, who was looking to add to her momentum from the previous tournament.The season has been rather inconsistent for the Women of Troy, who have struggled to repeat their success from last season. After winning four tournaments and receiving numerous accolades, the team has only captured one tournament victory thus far, but is still ranked high nationally and is optimistic about the end of the season.“Last tournament, we played very solid golf and didn’t give shots away. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get it done as a team, but it was good to be in the hunt and now we know what we need to work on to try and win the next one,” Popov said.The Women of Troy will be off until April 16th, when they participate in the two-day Pacific Coast Intercollegiate at Half Moon Bay. Following that, the team will gear up for the 2012 Pac-12 Championships, which will take place April 27th-29th in Pullman, Washington.