On November 19, CGL organized an annual networking event to celebrate global leadership. Returning and outgoing students that participated in the Global Citizens and Urbino programs joined the Global Leadership Fellows, faculty, staff and CGL Advisory Council members in an intimate and interactive setting. A number of activities were coordinated throughout the evening to provide networking opportunities and Vice Dean Daniel Wright and CGL Faculty Director Jonathan Doh provided opening remarks.
Guest speakers featured Nancy Dudak, Director, Career Center, who discussed how to leverage your international experience in a competitive global market and the role of social media in creating a personal brand. Kurt Davies, Assistant Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships, and former Fulbright Fellow, discussed the many ways his office can help facilitate global leadership opportunities including international research, fellowships and Fulbright programming. CGL Associate Faculty Director Ken Taylor provided comments on the growth of international business and global leadership at VSB, highlighting the recent development of the Global Leadership Fellows program.
CGL Advisory Council members in attendance included Steve DeRose ’76 VSB, Kerry White ’86 VSB and Anthony Chiarello ’77 CLAS, providing an opportunity for students to network with accomplished international business professionals. In addition to serving on the CGL Council, they also volunteer as a mentor for a Global Leadership Fellows student and met one-on-one with their protégés following the formal program. DeRose concluded, “The CGL Networking event opens doors and creates business relationship opportunities. We applaud both the volunteer mentors and the students for their investment in this business relationship…one that can last a life time.”