MBA & Graduate Business Study Abroad Presentation

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  • Comfort Zone  Can you adapt? Different people and different way of life. Views  One way of thinking VS. Another way of thinking. Develop your interpersonal skills and show that you are flexible in a new business environment!
  • Working internationally could lead to potential international job prospects for the future  just BEING there gives you a BIG advantage. Even when you return home you can always tell a future network that you were in that country! You are aware of the culture/country and are physically there to look for opportunities. NETWORK now with those you meet (i.e. Hotel Manager, site visits, social events..make business cards and pass them around because you never know who you will meet!!!) Give GREECE examples: Vernicos through my friend AND Gran Britain through party!!!!
  • Become more respectful of different viewpoints  it is inevitable when you go overseas and forced to deal with a whole new culture. Show that you did it in a respectful manner. Better positioned to handle the demands of the working world with maturity than your peers.
  • According to the Harvard Business Review what makes a LEADER Give example of upper management who went overseas to become a better leader  he increased all these qualities (He became more socially aware; more open to change; increased his exploration & cross-cultural sensitivity, social skills). These made him a better leader  they are preferred OVER IQ and Technical Skills! What is cultural awareness? Being aware of your culture and your own way of living that is realized through travel. (Give example of how I felt “Priveledged” and RICH” for the first time ever when I went to Skopje). Research was done on 200 large, global companies associated with leadership and these qualities were all required for success. Increase these qualities=Through Study Abroad = Increase you chances for leadership positions .
  • Some MBA programs require internships instead so this is a valuable elective  you will be competing with some students whose schools require this instead. Study abroad is seen as valuable because the world is becoming so diverse and it hard to learn about globalization and other cultures without international study programs. You can NOT isolate yourself from the world  this ignores a responsibility to prepare yourself for globalization.
  • Penn State, Univ. of Notre Dame, Univ. of Kentucky & Pacific Lutheran Univ. participated in a recent study where approximately 352 employees were interviewed… Other than an internship, study abroad can be valuable in your career with an organization.
  • These represent different qualities like adaptability, motivation, and teamwork skills that employers are looking for. Since HR pros have done Study Abroad they are more inclined to listen to you talk about your experience during the interview!
  • Experience abroad will put YOU in higher demand!!!
  • MBA & Graduate Business Study Abroad Presentation

    1. 1. Let the world discover you
    2. 2. Why Should I Study Abroad??? SPAIN
    3. 3. Study Abroad Benefits For YOU ! <ul><li>Ultimate Personal Growth Experience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Step outside your comfort zone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore a new country </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Become more well-rounded </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Better Understanding of the World </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See the “BIG” picture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Question your views </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Develop Foreign Culture Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business culture </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. PANAMA
    5. 5. Study Abroad Benefits For YOU ! <ul><li>Work Internationally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May possibly provide prospect to work abroad in the future </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NETWORK! NETWORK! NETWORK! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You never know who you will meet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenge Yourself </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get lost in a new world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make friendships that last a lifetime </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in new and exciting events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create your memories now! </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Study Abroad Benefits For YOU ! <ul><li>Increase Your Marketability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Respectful of different viewpoints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More mature than your peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bilingual is a plus </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Study Abroad Benefits For YOU ! <ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Awareness & Values </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Regulation & Open to Change </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Motivation & Exploration </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Empathy & Cross-Cultural Sensitivity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Social Skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 8. People Are Talking <ul><li>New York Times says… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Today study abroad is more integrated into the curriculum and for some schools it is now a mandatory part of one’s coursework. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>College Campus News says… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Study abroad programs are more necessary than ever before! </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 9. INDIA- TAJ MAHAL
    10. 10. Employer Reviews Are In!!! <ul><li>Recognize the value of study abroad experience and look favorably upon candidates who take the opportunity to broaden their horizons. </li></ul><ul><li>Study abroad can be used to “beef up” your chances of getting a job. </li></ul><ul><li>119 employers were surveyed by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and 59% said that Study Abroad, other than an Internship, would be valuable in an individual’s career later on with their organization. </li></ul>
    11. 11. INDIA
    12. 12. Employers Reviews Are In!!! <ul><li>Study abroad provides different world views & willingness to take risks. </li></ul><ul><li>16% of HR professionals have studied abroad and like students who have studied abroad. </li></ul>
    13. 13. THE BOTTOM LINE ? <ul><ul><li>Many of today’s “ bottom lines ” in the business world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>are dependent on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FOREIGN RELATIONSHIPS </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. PANAMA
    15. 15. Where Are We Going? SPAIN
    16. 16. Destination…Set…GOOOO!!! <ul><li>EADA - Barcelona, SPAIN </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 ELECTIVE CREDITS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SPRING BREAK </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alliance Business School - Bangalore, INDIA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 ELECTIVE CREDITS & 3 CREDITS INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 WEEKS BETWEEN SPRING AND SUMMER TERMS </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Global Business Brigades (GBB) - ( location may change ) Kuna, PANAMA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 ELECTIVE CREDITS ( 3 SPRING & 3 SUMMER) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 SITE VISITS TO LOCATION-YEAR LONG COMMITMENT </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. Who do I contact to go ? <ul><li>Dr. Bradley Braun </li></ul><ul><li>Director of International Studies </li></ul><ul><li>College of Business Administration </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>WEBSITES TO REVIEW </li></ul><ul><li>www.studyabroad.ucf.edu </li></ul><ul><li>www.bus.ucf.edu/academics </li></ul>
    18. 18. References <ul><ul><li>www.studyabroaddomain.com/Study_Abroad_Benefits.aspx </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Collegian Chronicles ( www.collegian.psu.edu ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.collegenews.org.x6122.xml </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bullseye Resumes, Courtesy of Associated Content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The New York Times, Study Abroad: Border Crossing, 1/7/07 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business School 2002 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.studyabroad.ucf.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.bus.ucf.edu/academics </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Question s???????? <ul><li>Quick Tips : </li></ul><ul><li>Be Safe </li></ul><ul><li>Be Sober </li></ul><ul><li>Use Your Instincts </li></ul><ul><li>Be Alert </li></ul><ul><li>But Just Have Fun!!! </li></ul>ADIOS! ALVIDA! GOODBYE!

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