In November 2015, CGL organized its annual networking event to celebrate global leadership. Returning and outgoing students who participated in the Global Citizens and Urbino programs joined the Global Leadership Fellows, faculty, staff and CGL Advisory Council members in an interactive setting. A number of networking activities were coordinated throughout the evening and both VSB Dean Daniel Wright and CGL Faculty Director Jonathan Doh provided opening remarks.
Roundtable discussions featured Nancy Dudak, Director, Career Center, who discussed how to leverage your international experience in a competitive global market and the role of social media in creating a personal brand. Kurt Davies, Assistant Director of the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships and former Fulbright Fellow, discussed the many ways his office can help facilitate global leadership opportunities including international research, fellowships and Fulbright programming. Center Director Kim Cahill discussed the many scholarship and fellowship opportunities administered by CGL. Associate Faculty Director Ken Taylor provided comments on the growth of international business and global leadership at VSB, international student organizations, and highlighted the benefits of the Global Leadership Fellows program.
CGL Advisory Council members in attendance included Jim Burke ’87 VSB and Anthony Chiarello ’77 CLAS, providing an opportunity for students to network with accomplished international business professionals. In addition to serving on the CGL Council, they each volunteer as a mentor for a Global Leadership Fellows student and met one-on-one with their protégés following the formal program. Chiarello and Elise MacGwuiden ’16 VSB shared their experiences as mentor and protégé with the group, highlighting the experience as rewarding and transformative on both sides of the relationship.