Through his position at Trinity, he is able to raise scholarship funds for students, something he finds immensely important since he received his financial degree under scholarship.
Callum chose Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy because of the flexibility of the schedule and the prestige of the school; Callum believes that the School of Philanthropy offers the best philanthropy degree in the world. He says that enrolling in philanthropic studies allows him to improve his fundraising skills.
Because of the course flexibility, he is able to work full time while earning his executive master’s degree. His favorite professor is Debra Mesch, director of the Women's Philanthropy Institute. Mesch’s class allows him to explore the importance of female impact on philanthropy.
His recommendation to international students is completing an internship. Callum is an advocate for internships because it allows one to utilize the content learned in class to solve a real-world problem, accumulate work experience, and make connections with others.
“The more connections you have, the more opportunities you can potentially get,” he says.
Callum believes that the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy can deepen the understanding of philanthropy and enhance fundraising skills.
“High risk equals high reward,” he says. “As international students, we should take internships. We should push ourselves out to see if we like it.”