Now in its second year, the Dave Robinson International Scholarship was designed to expose talented H+K staff to the opportunity to work in an international office and strengthen their skills in an international consulting environment. In memory of the late Dave Robinson, who served as president and CEO of H+K Australia, the Middle East, Africa and South and Central Asia, the Scholarship allows recipients three-month assignments in another H+K Strategies office.
This year, five staff were selected from diverse backgrounds and geographies and are in the process of beginning their assignments. This is one of
several blog posts in a series where we chronicle their firsthand experiences.
It has been a truly incredible experience, spending three months in my dream location as part of the Dave Robinson Scholarship. I've met some amazing colleagues across the U.S., many of whom have become good friends. I've worked on some really inspiring campaigns, from promoting a Nobel Peace Laureate to opening America’s most sustainable factory. And I have sampled every culinary delight San Francisco has to offer (thankfully I spent a good deal of time exploring by foot to earn it!).
I am so very grateful to H+K Strategies for this experience, to my team in London for supporting my application, and to my team in San Francisco for being so welcoming. I whole heartedly encourage all eligible H+K colleagues across the globe to apply next year, and if you get selected, to make the most of every moment. I know I did.
To apply for the Dave Robinson International Scholarship I had to teach myself how to make a video (a long overdue skill). So I thought it appropriate that I end with a video. It’s pretty cheesy, but here you go: