March 17, 11:30am - 6:00pm
Register Here (Registration is free; Deadline March 14)
What does it mean to be a part of the global community? Experts from industry and higher education will discuss strategies for hiring and assigning new recruits with work abroad experience. Come learn how new talent with foreign language ability, intercultural communication skills and understanding of foreign workplace operations can be utilized to be more competitive and effective in the global workplace.
|11:30 AM - 1:00 PM||
|1:15 PM - 2:30 PM||
|2:45 PM - 4:00 PM||
|4:00 PM - 4:45 PM||
Many students find financial difficulties in taking internships in countries not accustomed to the culture of paid student internships. To learn how you may sponsor students who want to work in these countries see the Conference Sponsorship Opportunities and fill out the Sponsorship Form. Every bit of help large or small willl be greatly appreciated by students now being trained as the global leaders of tomorrow.
Major government studies in recent years have recognized both the need for a global workforce that is competent in foreign languages and intercultural skills, as well as the serious deficiency of adequate training and educational preparation in these areas. An extremely effective way of developing a global workforce is through an international internship program. This workshop will bring together executive level leadership from organizations that have an interest in expanding/developing a global workforce. This workshop will focus on the following themes:
- A. Corporate Panels – learn what your colleagues are doing
- B. University Panels – what curricula is best to serve the needs of global competitiveness
- C. Student Perspectives – hear how work abroad is a transformational experience
Educational needs in the 21st century reflect the challenges and opportunities of globalization and technological developments in international trade, computing, media and information exchange, and international relations that impact virtually every aspect of our lives. Faced with much stiffer worldwide competition, businesses and organizations in the US must search for profitable opportunities that often include collaborations with international entities, and these may be better facilitated with employees prepared to act as intercultural mediators.
Benefits for Participants:
- Meet like-minded colleagues
- Learn best practices of international internship programs
- Network with colleagues from global organizations
- Get connected to the best university programs in the USA
- Participate in a focus group about improving global university recruitment
- Opportunities to sponsor student internships abroad
Eric Johnson, on working abroad
"I spent a year working at Yamatake, a Japanese company specializing in building automation. I was assigned to their R&D headquarters near Tokyo, developing a software platform to assist researchers in my section. It was a great opportunity to apply my skills to real-world problems, as well as experience working and living in another country. During my internship, my work enabled me to gain practical software development experience, while my location challenged my foreign language skills and communication ability, and gave me useful insight into Japanese work culture. That international aspect helped me improve the skills I need to think — and work — globally."