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Jordan Barrett

Jordan Barrett's New York Experience 2018

Fundraising for my internship to New York for Excell3 Amos Bursary because this is an amazing opportunity.

120 %
raised of £1,500 target
by 41 supporters

Excell3 Amos Bursary

We Help British African/Caribbean young men to excel, shape future careers, give back

Charity Registration No. 1120529


After a competitive application process, I have been offered the opportunity to complete a 4-week summer internship in New York, starting in July, through a charity called the Amos Bursary. 

The Amos Bursary has provided me with a family of volunteers, mentors and over 100 brothers from the African and Caribbean diaspora who break all stereotypes. Myself and fellow AB brothers are empowered and equipped with the skills needed to achieve our true potential in academia and future career prospects through a series of personal development and leadership programmes.

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The internship will be from the 24th July to 22nd August. The first week involves an introduction to New York. For the remaining 3 weeks I will be working at Adjaye Associates. 

My mathematical background teaches me to develop efficient solutions to problems. This is a opportunity to transfer my problem-solving skills into the architecture field to provide support, improve growth and business performance. Prior work experience and voluntary roles have always taught me lessons that formal education could not. Therefore I understand that this internship in New York will develop my adaptability to be better prepared for future obstacles. Furthermore this is a rare moment to develop leadership, awareness of American business culture, my breath of knowledge and depth of expertise.

This internship is also an opportunity to help others. This is a chance to build sustainable networks that will benefit future Amos Bursary cohorts and local communities. Hopefully I can become a platform where I can lift others, thus following the philanthropic ideology of the Amos Bursary, to their true potential. 

I come from a lone parent background in East London and the first in my family to attend university. I currently read an foundation year in Mathematics and Computing. My plan is to progress onto an undergraduate degree in either Mathematics with Computer Science or Financial Mathematics in the academic year 2018/19. I strongly believe in the importance of taking and creating opportunities where they do not exist. The photos below give a glance into my prior work experience, voluntary roles and interests outside of academia whilst maintaining A grades in all modules. 

The reality of this internship will only be possible through your help by the 25th June. My target of £1,500 will pay for my flights, accommodation and living expenses for the duration. There is no such thing as too little. Please donate whatever amount you can afford; either that be openly or anonymously. Donations through JustGiving are secure with all proceeds going directly to the Amos Bursary. 

Thank you for taking the time out to read my journey so far-hopefully you all will become part of it.




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