Russophile Well Served by BYU's World-Size Campus
Grant Newman found what he wasn’t looking for in Russia. “My understanding of, appreciation for, and connection with the people [of Russia] grew in ways entirely unanticipated,” says the recent Marriott School of Management graduate. “Only by filling an internship was I able to see a connection between what I was currently doing in my university studies and what I wanted to be doing in my life. Fulfilling an internship gave me purpose; I finally felt like I was doing something important.”
Newman, who served an LDS mission in Russia, interned twice there, working in the entertainment and real estate industries. The internships helped qualify him to receive a BYU global management certificate, which prepares recipients for international careers. Newman is currently a graduate student at the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economics and a financial director for a start-up company in Moscow.