Go Global Week Aims to Raise Awareness of International Possibilities
By Nadiah Johari
Six $500 scholarships will be awarded during the Go Global Week, set for Oct. 8-12. The event provides the opportunity for students discover about all the global learning opportunities offered at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.
Two scholarship events will be held during the week: a Go Global video competition and the Go Global Quiz Bowl. Students who are interested in participating in the Go Global video competition are required to submit videos demonstrating the value of participating in a global learning experience. Entered videos will be shown throughout the week, and the winners will be announced on Oct. 12. The two students with the best videos will each be awarded $500 scholarships.
International opportunities abound in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business
Photo by Russ Dixon
The Go Global Quiz Bowl, which will be held at the business building lobby on Oct. 10 at 5:30 p.m., will allow teams of students to display their global awareness. Each team includes four members, and each member of the winning team will receive a $500 scholarship for the spring semester. Students will be tested on economic, political, geographical, historical, and cultural knowledge.
This year, the week-long event highlights Global City Break, a new program introduced to students those interested in taking advantage of the international learning experience during spring break.
"Global City Break is a great addition to the existing programs, designed for students who could not make the time commitment required during the summer and semester programs," said Liz Allred, director of Global Enrichment. "Since we know that these students need to have exposure to the global marketplace, we created this approach for them so that they will have the international learning experience."
For the upcoming spring break, students participating in this program will be heading to London. Students will visit businesses such as Deloitte and Goldman Sachs, where they will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with business executives from those companies.
"Students will walk away with an experience that can be added to their resumes through their participation in these international programs," Liz said. "It makes them much more competitive in the job market."
During the Go Global Fair and Food Fest on Oct. 9, students were given more information on semester exchange programs and internship opportunities for Small Enterprise Education and Development (SEED) program in Peru and Ghana. In addition, they were encouraged to look into the Huntsman Scholars' programs as well as the Masters in Business Administration and Master of Science and Human Resources (MSHR) graduate programs, all of which incorporate a required international component as part of their programs. Summer programs information sessions, which were also conducted on the same day, offered information on undergraduate summer programs in South America, Asia, and Eastern Europe.