CGL organized its annual networking event to celebrate global leadership in the second week of November during International Education Week. Nearly 50 returning and outgoing students who participated in the Global Citizens and Urbino programs joined the Global Leadership Fellows, faculty and staff in an interactive setting. A number of networking activities were coordinated throughout the evening, and CGL Faculty Director Dr. Jonathan Doh provided opening remarks.
Beth Cahill, assistant director, Career Center, led off the presentation portion of the program by sharing ways that students can fully leverage their international experience. She shared a handout that provided study abroad action verbs to include in a resume, and identified the skills and attributes gained from an international experience that can be discussed in an interview setting.
Erica Chuong ’17 VSB introduced the Global Leadership Fellows (GLF) program. Erica shared how her GLF participation and personal experiences have significantly enhanced her academic experiences at VSB and increased her marketability in the global workplace. The CGL mentor program was particularly instrumental in her success, as her mentor, Steve DeRose ’76 VSB, helped to secure an international internship with Unilever in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Student worker Sarah Harris ’19 CLAS represented the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowship (CURF). Sarah outlined the numerous ways CURF can help facilitate global leadership opportunities, including international research, fellowships and Fulbright programming for undergraduate students.
Center Director Kim Cahill discussed the many scholarship and fellowship opportunities administered by CGL, while student leaders from Business Without Borders and the International Business Society introduced their organizations, membership benefits and opportunities.