International Education Week

International Education Week 2019

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the 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 will host a week of activities in November 2019 to recognize the global mindset, activities, research, and global footprint of the Smith School.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18

‘SMITH IS GLOBAL’ KICK-OFF

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

Stretch your legs with 'poi' and bachata by practicing some international moves during IEW.

BUSINESS LANGUAGE WORKSHOP

Learn takeaways in how to do business in either Spanish, German, or Japanese by faculty from the UMD School of Language, Literature, and Cultures.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19

GLOBAL TRIVIA GAME

Stop by the CGB table in the Van Munching Hall atrium and play a game of global trivia.

LEVERAGING A GLOBAL MINDSET FOR BUSINESS GROWTH:
Preparing Talent to Serve U.S. Industry Needs

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Join the U.S. Department of Education and Title VI Centers for the International Business Education for a workshop focused on incorporating global and cultural competencies into school programs and businesses.

GLOBAL INTERNSHIP INFORMATION SESSION

Learn how you can spend the summer of a lifetime earning academic credit and work experience!

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20

INTERNATIONAL COFFEE HOUR

Gather with CGB for casual conversation and coffee in celebration of International Education Week. This year's topic will be "Diversity & Inclusion." Sponsored by CGB, EA, OIA and ISSS.

LEVERAGING YOUR STUDY ABROAD EXPERIENCE

All former study abroad participants are invited to join the Center for Global Business and the Office of Career Services for the “Leveraging Your Study Abroad Experience” workshop. The goal of the session is for returned study abroad students to reflect on their experience, analyze specific skills that they developed or enhanced while studying abroad, and develop techniques to use their study abroad experience in an interview and resume. The workshop is a piece of the overall Smith study abroad experience.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21

FACULTY INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

David Waguespack, associate professor of management and organization will talk about "Where a Founder Is From Affects How They Structure Their Company." Sponsored by CGB and MPO.

DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS SERIES IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS:
Global Competencies for the 21st Century Workplace

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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.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22

MARYLAND SMITH PHD INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

Sabari Karmegam, PhD candidate, information systems, will discuss his CIBE-funded research, "Do Offline Social Norms Transition Seamlessly — Empirical Investigation on ‘Platformization’ of Arranged Marriages."

STUDY ABROAD INFORMATION SESSION

The Center for Global Business invites you to learn more about the study abroad options available to you as a business student during our information session. We’ll cover important details regarding academics, finances, and application steps. Additionally, a panel of former study abroad participants will be available to share their own study abroad stories and answer any questions you may have about their experiences.