Siemens presents scholarships to student interns

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Press Release

RESERVE – Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., recently presented scholarships to two students from the St. John the Baptist Parish public school system who successfully completed summer internship with the company.

East St. John High School students Heather Stewart and Nicholas Botts both received $3,000 in the form of grants and scholarships from the company.

Siemens General Manager Gary Grashoff and company representative Matthew Ridley presented the financial awards during the school board’s December meeting.

Both Stewart and Botts were selected to summer internship, which included an hourly salary and on-hands experience in the engineering field, after completing a half-day seminar on resume writing and interviewing skills. Following the training sessions, Siemens held formal interviews at its St. Rose office of all the applicants.

“Both Heather (Stewart) and Nicholas (Botts) have been outstanding interns. They have worked hand-in-hand with many of our field and office staff, gaining first-hand experience and knowledge that we believe will benefit them professionally,” said Grashoff.

“Siemens Building Technologies, Inc., is proud to work with St. John the Baptist Parish through its ‘Building Education’ program,” he added.

Siemens started its “Building Education” program in 1998. The program offers an array of service for colleges and high schools. The program includes paid internship, career planning, scholarships and research support, simulated workplace experiences, job shadowing and classroom training for students. It also provides professional development in corporate training and awareness for faculty and staff.