The Conair International Ambassadors Program, founded in 2008 by Mr. Lee Rizzuto, combines high-quality internships with the Italian business and governmental community, preparatory coursework and in-class consultancies.
The Conair International Ambassadors Program is the only program that exists in the University that provides depth and breadth of experiential learning opportunities and internships in the Italian marketplace.
The Conair International Ambassadors Program provides a summer overseas opportunity for undergraduate students to:
A three credit course entitled Understanding the Global Marketplace, taught by Faculty Program Coordinator Michael L. Capella, Ph.D., serves as the launch point for the program. Throughout the course, a variety of distinguished international executives, scholars and government leaders serve as visiting professors.
Students participating in the program are exposed to and develop an appreciation of foreign cultures, political systems, religious traditions, and economic institutions with the goal of becoming thoughtful and effective global citizens. Real-time work experience is provided for students through internships and consultancies. Past marketplace participants include the Conair Corporation, Brand Portal, NIAF, and the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy.
John C. Kozup, Ph.D.
Charles R. Taylor, Ph.D.
American Academy of Advertising Lifetime Achievement Award
Ronald P. Hill, Ph.D.
2012 Villanova University Outstanding Faculty Research Award
Jeremy Kees, Ph.D., and John C. Kozup, Ph.D.
American Marketing Association Thomas C. Kinnear Research Award
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