Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Immigration Night, Global Biz Fest & More International Opps.

The Global Business Center is celebrating International Education Week by hosting GLOBAL BIZ FEST next week at the Foster School. October 23-25 will offer a variety of events for students, faculty, and staff. This week is made possible in part by the federal Centers for International Business Education and Research program.

Here is a highlight of opportunities that any undergraduate student may be interested in:

1)     Immigration Night
6:30 - 8:00 pm, Paccar Hall, Room 294
Are you an international student?  If so, are you interested in learning about current immigration laws, how to get company sponsorship, how to get a green card and more?  Come to Immigration Night and hear from the experts! Speakers include:
U.S. Immigration Lawyers Cletus Weber and Elizabeth Peng, PENG & WEBER
Leana de la Torre, Student Adviser, Office of International Student Services

2)     Certificate of International Studies in Business – Information Session
12:30-1:20 pm, Paccar Hall, Room 456
Want to combine your interests in foreign language and business? Come here from students and staff about the award-winning Certificate of International Studies in Business (CISB) Program, and learn how CISB can help you prepare for a global business career!

3)     Social Media: For your Business? Japanese Business Roundtable Series
5:30 – 7:30 pm, Anthony’s Forum, Business Hall
Come hear how some organizations, large and small, are leveraging social media beyond marketing to create multi-dimensional communication with supporters, customers, clients, and peer organization. Join us for presentations and panel discussion, of how some have achieved success, and how others are creating the new social media.
Presentations by: Microsoft, Starbucks, N2, PSPINC, Nikkei Concerns, Ivy Worldwide
Presented by the Japan-America Society of the State of Washington, Japan Business Association of Seattle, UW Foster School of Business, and UW Japan Studies Program.
Admission: $15; Students: $5

4)     Financing your Study Abroad – Workshop
12:30 - 1:20 pm, Paccar Hall, Room 456
Foster undergrads, you already know you want to go abroad, now come hear how to pay for it! Hear from the Global Business Center, The Office of Financial Aid, the Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards, and a Go! Scholarship advisor about how to fund your study abroad experience.

5)     Marketing your International Experience – Workshop
12:30 - 1:20 pm, Business Hall, Room 233
When an interviewer asks “How did your study abroad experience prepare you for this position?” will you say: a. OMG I loved it!    b. It was the experience of a lifetime!  c. ate deep fried bugs and lived to tell about it.  d. None of the above.
Learn how to translate your international experience into a language employers will understand. This workshop will cover interview techniques, social media presence, and provides resources to help you articulate your study abroad experience so you can stand out during the job search.