Global Biz Fest

The Global Business Center is celebrating International Education Week by hosting Global Biz Fest at the Foster School. November 5-7 will offer a variety of events for Foster School undergraduates, MBAs, faculty, and staff. This week is made possible in part by the federal Centers for International Business Education and Research program.



Date

Event

Tuesday, November 5
CISB INFO SESSION
12:30-1:30 pm, Paccar Hall, Room 456
Want to combine your interests in foreign language and business? Come here from students and staff about the award-winning Certificate of International Studies in Business (CISB) Program, and learn how CISB can help you prepare for a global business career!
 
Tuesday, November 5
GLOBAL SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP COMPETITION (GSEC) INFO SESSION
3:30-4:30 pm, Dempsey Hall, Conference Room 333
Got a world changing idea? GSEC is an international student social business plan competition that challenges university-level students worldwide to use business principles to create sustainable, positive solutions to some of the world’s most challenging issues—poverty, health and development. Come hear about the cash prizes, application details, and competition tips! 

Wednesday, November 6
FOSTER SCHOOL STUDY ABROAD FAIR
12:00 - 2:00 pm, Paccar Hall, 2nd  Floor
Come learn about Foster School's global opportunities for undergraduates:
* Foster School Exchange programs
* International internships
* Foster Rome Program
* Exploration Seminars
* International case competitions
Past study abroad participants and current visiting students will be there to answer your questions.
 
Wednesday, November 6
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE GLOBAL CASE COMPETITION – KICK OFF NIGHT
5:30 – 7:00 pm, Douglass Forum, BAEEC
The competition starts at 5 pm Wednesday, November 13th when teams are given the business case. Teams will then have 48 hours to analyze the problem, develop a solution and create a PowerPoint presentation. All teams will present in front of a panel of corporate judges on Saturday, November 16th, and compete for a $1000 cash prize.
 
Thursday, November 7
ROME CENTER PROGRAM INFO SESSION
12:30 – 1:20 pm, Paccar Hall, Room 456
Spend a month in Rome with other UW students studying two upper division core courses: International Business 300 and Operations Management 301. The Rome Center Program is designed to enhance the core business courses with an international dimension. While in Italy, students will have opportunities to see real-world applications of the principles of international business and operations management
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Thursday, November 7
WORKSHOP: STUDY ABROAD 101
3:30 - 4:20 pm, Paccar Hall, Room 456
Foster undergrads, you already know you want to go abroad, now come hear how to make it happen! Get your questions answered about funding, locations, and course options
 
Thursday, November 7
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS CAREER PANEL
5:30 - 7:00 pm, BAEEC 110, Boeing Auditorium
Distinguished panelists will talk about their experiences working in international business and the future of global business around the world. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Featured panelists include: 
Heather Brewer, Management Consultant, Slalom Consulting
Mark Wen, Commercial Strategy Manager, Export, Port of Seattle
Ryan Turner, Director, Global Social Media, Starbucks
Greg Dalzell, Senior Vice President, Corporate Foreign Exchange, Wells Fargo