In October, Center Director Kim Cahill served as a panelist at the Annual IES Abroad Annual Conference in Chicago on the topic “Helping Business Students Study Abroad.” IES Abroad educates students to become global leaders through premier study abroad and internship programs, which offer students worldwide experiential learning opportunities that meet the highest standards of academic quality.
Later that month, Cahill was invited to serve as a presenter at the Annual Business International Studies Network (BisNet) Conference on the topic “Managing Group Dynamics on Faculty-Led Programs” hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle. BisNet provides a forum for top US business schools with active, well-established study abroad and international exchange programs, primarily at the undergraduate level.
In December, Cahill was selected to serve on the university-wide Fellowships Advisory Board to represent VSB. The vision for this board is to serve as an idea generator on three primary issues: how to best identify potential applicants for prestigious scholarships and fellowships; how to better and more productively involve faculty and staff in fellowships processes; and how to develop effective programming to train and support fellowship applicants.