Rising senior Emily Rizer is the 2015 recipient of the Morelle Legg International Internship for Women. Originally from Lexington, KY, Rizer is majoring in International Business and minoring in International Studies. This summer she will be working in Milan, Italy, for 10 weeks as an intern at Zestrip, an Italian startup. She will be handling, among other things, building the company′s social media content and growing traffic for their blog and website. She is also blogging about her travels and work while in Italy on the Rhodes Abroad blog, which can be read here: http://rhodesabroad.tumblr.com/archive
The Morelle Legg scholarship is awarded every one to two years to a female junior major in the Department of Business or the Department of Economics to allow her to obtain work experience in a foreign country during the summer following her junior year. The selection committee considers factors such as overall and major grade point average, completion of relevant business courses, and language skills in evaluating candidates. This is a merit-based scholarship funded by an anonymous donor.