International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Department of Education “to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences.” The Center for Global Business (CGB) hosted a week of activities in November 2018 to recognize the global mindset, activities, research, and global footprint of the Smith School. Please see below for a list of the events.
2018 International Education Week
Monday, November 12
‘Smith is Global’ Kick-Off
9–11 a.m. | Van Munching Hall
Stop by the Employer of the Day desk at the front of Van Munching Hall for breakfast treats and learn more about IEW events.
International Dance Workshop
1:30–2:30 p.m. | 2517 Van Munching Hall
Stretch your legs and celebrate IEW by learning an international dance.
Language Learning for Business
5–6 p.m. ǀ 2333 Van Munching Hall
Hear about language learning at UMD and how employment opportunities arise when you are multi-lingual. Sponsored by CGB and SLLC.
Tuesday, November 13
Global Trivia Game
Noon–1 p.m. | Van Munching Hall
Stop by the CGB table in the Van Munching Hall atrium and play a game of global trivia.
Wednesday, November 14
11 a.m.–2 p.m. | Van Munching Hall Atrium
Celebrate Smith Day and the global reach of Smith. Students and alumni throughout the world will use #UMDSmithProud to share reasons for being proud to be a Smith alum.
International Coffee Hour
3–4:30 p.m. | 2333 Van Munching Hall
Gather with CGB and the Specialty Masters Student Association (SMSA) for casual conversation and coffee in celebration of International Education Week and the UMD initiative, The Year of Immigration. Sponsored by CGB, SMSA, OIA and ISSS.
Global Internship Information Session
5–6 p.m. | 1336 Van Munching Hall
Learn about how you can spend the summer of a lifetime working abroad at a guaranteed internship.
Thursday, November 15
Faculty Lunch & Learn:
The Effects of Economic Liberalization on Performance: Evidence from Cuba’s Restaurant Industry
Noon–2 p.m. l 2333 Van Munching Hall
Given by Kislaya Prasad, Academic Director, Center for Global Business & Research Faculty, Robert H. Smith School of Business. Participants will receive a complimentary copy of the book, Cuba in Transition: Lessons Learned from a Faculty Development in International Business Program.
Global Competencies for the Workplace Panel
6–7:30 p.m. | 2333 Van Munching Hall
The Center for Global Business will host a panel discussion on Global Competencies for the 21st Century Workplace. Learn from Smith School alumni about the importance of a global mindset in today's business environment. The panel discussion will be moderated by CGB's executive director Rebecca Bellinger.
Alumni Panelists include:
- Rocio Holub ’04, Senior Manager, Global Operations, DAI Global
- Dave Morgan, MBA ’98, Vice President and Partner, STS International
- Rashida Petersen ’03, CEO and Founder, 1847 Philanthropic
- Jason Siesko ’98, Head of Education Consulting Delivery Americas, SAP
Friday, November 16
PhD Lunch & Learn
Foreign Direct Investment, Outsourcing Investor Protection, and the Role of Accounting Transparency
12:30–2 p.m.ǀ 1415 Van Munching Hall
Attend a brown bag lunch-and-learn to hear Viktoriya Zotova, PhD student in accounting and information assurance.