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Russophile Well Served by BYU's World-Size Campus

May 2011

Grant Newman Marriott School graduate Grant Newman is grateful for his two internships in Russia. He is currently attending graduate school and working in Moscow.

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.