MORRISTOWN, N.J.— The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and The Louis Berger Group, Inc. (Louis Berger) have announced the selection of the Louis Berger Graduate Fellows for the 2013-14 academic year. The new fellows are Medha Dixit (Mathura, India), Allison Fahey (Bedford, IN), Rewa Marathe (Indore, India) and Elizabeth Shulman (Bridgewater, NJ).
Now in its fourth year, the Louis Berger Fellows program enables Bloustein School Master of City and Regional Planning (MCRP) and/or Master of Public Policy (MPP) students to undertake a comprehensive fellowship and earn credit during a professional internship. At the conclusion of their first year of study at the Bloustein School, fellows complete a full-time summer internship as a member of one of the company’s international project teams. The fellowship covers tuition and fees for the second year of study and may include a continuing role with Louis Berger during the academic year.
Louis Berger is an internationally recognized consulting firm that provides engineering, architecture, program and construction management, environmental planning and science, and economic development services. Established in 1953 and celebrating its 60th anniversary, it has been a devoted and trusted partner to national, state and local governments; multilateral institutions; and commercial industry. The Bloustein School and Louis Berger have a long-standing relationship; many of the school’s graduates are current or former senior managers with the firm, and the company has provided financial and other support to the Bloustein School for more than 10 years.
“The relationship between the Bloustein School faculty and senior leadership at Louis Berger has been strengthened by the development of this fellowship program,” said Bloustein professor and Associate Dean Michael Greenberg. “The fellowships are a generous investment in the future of these students, aimed at developing knowledge and professional skills by jump-starting their careers in a blue-ribbon firm that offers opportunities around the world.”
“The Louis Berger Fellowship has been a resounding success from the company’s perspective, confirmed by the feedback received from students who have spent the past three summers living and working on diverse assignments from Mozambique and Cameroon to Mauritius and the Philippines,” said James Bach, Louis Berger Group Chief Operating Officer and a graduate of the Bloustein School (MCRP ’75). “We look forward to year four with great anticipation.”
Louis Berger brings strategic vision and an entrepreneurial spirit to its diverse client base, developing innovative solutions to the world’s most challenging problems. Louis Berger operates around the world with a commitment to integrity and holds to the highest standards of ethics, quality and accountability, sharing a genuine sense of respect and stewardship for the places where the company works and the people whose lives it impacts.
About The Louis Berger Group, Inc.
The Louis Berger Group, Inc. is an internationally recognized consulting firm that provides architecture, engineering, program and construction management, disaster response/recovery, environmental planning and science and economic development services. We are a trusted partner to federal, state and local government agencies; multilateral institutions and commercial industry. To this diverse client base, we bring strategic vision and an entrepreneurial spirit, developing innovative solutions to some of the world’s most challenging problems. With a resource base of more than 6,000 professionals and affiliate employees in more than 50 countries, we are able to respond to local conditions while providing clients with the technical resources and rapid response capabilities of a leading global organization.