NDSU hosts global business week
Events focus on study abroad and a global mindset
Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 14:11
NDSU hosted Global Business Week, an event for undergraduate and graduate business students who will be dealing with global business, something becoming more and more prevalent in our globalized society.
All of the events for Global Business Week were held at NDSU’s Barry Hall, the downtown campus building dedicated to business classes.
“This week is designed to expose students to many of the issues they will face in their future business careers,” Dr. Newell Wright, director of the Center for Global Initiatives, said in a press release.
The event featured a study abroad fair in addition to other things. Wright said in the press release that students who study abroad become more aware of other cultures and have an easier time of crossing cultural boundaries and become more globally minded.
Global Business Week featured a variety of events that occurred Tuesday through today.
The first event was the study abroad fair on Tuesday. At this event, students were able to look at photos from other Center for Global Initiatives study abroad trips, as well as plan for future trips in 2013. Applications for study abroad scholarships were also available.
On Wednesday, Benji Smith of MSUM gave a presentation about a 500-mile pilgrimage walk in Spain that takes 38 days to continue. Mike Peterson, an assistant professor of the College of Business, also gave a presentation about global accounting standards.
Today, a panel will be held with students who have gone on study abroad trips with the CGI at 11:30 a.m. in Barry Hall room 140. They will talk and answer questions about their study abroad experiences.
The last event of Global Business Week will be a presentation by Ralf Mehnert-Meland of Intelligent Insites of Fargo today at 2:30 p.m. in Barry Hall room 126. Mehnert-Meland is originally from Germany and has a background with international business.
For more information regarding the College of Business or the Center for Global Initiatives, visit http://www.ndsu.edu/business/.