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This portion of the day will be divided into two sessions lasting 40 minutes.  All 5 workshops will be open during each session which gives you the opportunity make your own schedule.  You get to choose from the following topics:

  1. Staying Safe in Your International Assignment
  2. Going Abroad With the Government
  3. Marketing to the International Customer
  4. Making the International Law Work for You
  5. Returning Student Panel: How to break into international business

*Click on pictures for the speakers' bios

Workshop Title:

Staying Safe in Your International Assignment

Presenters:

Joseph Papes
Ruben Lopez
FBI

Are there places we shouldn’t travel on business or pleasure?  How do we know?  Can we prepare ourselves in some way for a safer stay abroad?  Special Agent Papes of the FBI will explain what you can do before you go and what you should do while you are there to ensure that your overseas experience is a safe and happy one.

 

Workshop Title:

Going Abroad With the Government

Presenter:

Margaret Gottlieb
US Commercial Service

The U.S. Government is always looking for talented people to work for them abroad and at home.  Jobs in international trade, diplomacy, communications and many others are needed as our world globalizes and our government interacts with other governments in our behalf.  This workshop will introduce you to the opportunities available and how to go about pursuing them.

 

Workshop Title:

Marketing to the International Customer

Presenter:

Scott A. Bell
Siemens

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Don’t take no for an answer!  Just call me John!  Don’t waste the customers time!  These are all familiar to the American salesman, but do they hold water in the international marketplace.  How can you stand out and market yourself and your product in the highly competitive international area.  This workshop will give first hand experience on dealing with international customers, and how to prepare yourself for international sales.

 

Workshop Title:

Making International Law Work for You

Presenter:

Rodolfo Rivera

Director Business Development,

Fidelity National Title Group

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International business law is an exciting and challenging field.  Every country has different laws for different aspects of your business dealings, and the international lawyer is an essential part of being an effective and prosperous business.  This workshop will help you to understand the many faces of the international lawyer, and how you can avoid international legal pitfalls and get involved in the process yourself!

 

Workshop Title:

Returning Student Panel:How to break into international business

Presenters:

Chloé
Gray-Le Coz

Susie Qu

Sean Hanebery
NSI Marketing Services
Solutia Inc.
Consolidated Graphics


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    1. Chloé Gray-Le Coz
    2. Susie Qu
    3. Sean Hanebery

How do you get that first job towards your international career?  We bring back three of our students who have entered the marketplace to give you hints about what they did to set themselves apart, what it took to find and land that job, and what they have found out since about why their employers hired them.