Mount Faculty Presents at International Business School Dean’s Forum in Zhuhai, China
Riverdale, N.Y. – Dr. Teresita Ramirez, associate professor of Business and Economics, delivered a talk titled “The Impact of Study Abroad on Career and Professional Development” during the 2016 International Business School Dean’s Forum held in Zhuhai, China on November 18-20. The conference was hosted by the International Business Faculty of the Beijing Normal University in Zhuhai (BNUZ). Mount Saint Vincent welcomes international students who have completed two years of undergraduate study outside the U.S., identified as “2+2 transfer juniors.” The Mount has an ongoing 2+2 partnership with BNUZ, as well as a short-term, credit-granting summer program for BNUZ students.
“It is a universal belief that studying abroad brings enormous benefits to a student’s personal growth and knowledge of other cultures,” Dr. Ramirez said in her address. “But more and more research reveals the growing impact study abroad programs have on the career and professional development of study abroad alumni.”
Dr. Ramirez also led and moderated a panel discussion titled “Business Education Management and Talents Cultivation” during the conference.
She asserts studies show that experiences in international education play a significant role in developing skills and core competencies. These skills provide the foundation for job searches, strengthen resumes, and influence career paths. “The acquisition of these intercultural competencies have allowed study abroad alumni to adapt easier to diverse workplace environments,” Dr. Ramirez said. “As an educator, my desire is to create ‘global thinkers’ among my students because I see it as a critical path to promote global understanding. As educators, we need to continue our efforts to promote international collaboration through our cooperative agreements and joint degree programs.” This collaboration, Dr. Ramirez said, will prepare students for success in the competitive global marketplace.
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