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Global Learning & Student Life at SP Jain Dubai

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Overview of GL & SL Life in Dubai

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Global Learning & Student Life at SP Jain Dubai

  1. 1. DEVELOPING A GLOBAL MINDSET Intellectual Capital Regional & Global business savvy, cosmopolitan outlook Psychological Capital Passion for diversity, quest for adventure, self assurance Social Capital Intercultural Empathy, Interpersonal impact, diplomacy
  2. 2. GLOBAL LEARNING YOUR LAST LEG OF THE TRI-CITY EXPERIENCE By Megna Kalvani, Sr. Manager, Global Learning & Student Life
  3. 3. THE 7 EMIRATES
  4. 4. GCC • Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), political and economic alliance of six Middle Eastern countries— • Saudi Arabia • Kuwait • UAE • Qatar • Bahrain • Oman
  5. 5. LAWS OF THE LAND – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES • Muslim country with conservative laws that are strict in its moral & ethical code • Legal framework: Dual acting system, comprising mainly Islamic Shariah & aspects of conventional law • Ignorance of the law is not considered or accepted as an excuse in the law court. • Dress codes • Smoking/alcohol/drugs
  6. 6. OBJECTIVE AND LEARNING GOALS – FOR A “GLOCAL” MINDSET 1. To promote intercultural awareness and communication 2. To provide a comprehensive understanding of the region’s political, economic, social, technological, environmental legal and cultural landscape 3. To achieve a working knowledge of local business practices through direct interaction with industry leaders and government officials
  7. 7. UNDERSTANDING EMIRATI CULTURE & BUSINESS This evening!
  8. 8. CAREER RELEVANT INDUSTRY ACTIVITIES Industry Exposure: Through visits, guest lectures, and special events you will be exposed to a variety of professionally relevant industries OUT OF CLASSROOM EDUCATION
  9. 9. PESTEL FRAMEWORK = GLOBAL BUSINESS LEADER Political Economic Social Technological Environmental Legal System, structure, leadership, and electoral system inflation rate, interest rates, foreign exchange rates, economic growth patterns cultural trends, demographics, population analytics, etc innovations and adoptions Labor laws and legal practices that effect the local business environment weather, geographical location, global changes
  10. 10. MEASUREMENT: ASKING THE RIGHT QUESTIONS • What is the political situation of the country and how can it affect the industry? • What are the prevalent economic factors impacting businesses in this region? • How much importance does culture have in the market and what are its determinants? • What technological innovations are likely to pop up and affect the market structure? • Are there any current legislations that regulate the industry or can there be any change in the legislations for the industry? • What are the environmental concerns for the industry?
  11. 11. GLOBAL LEARNING PROCESS Familiarization You will become acquainted with learning outcomes as related to the GL program. Experiential Learning You will be exposed to firsthand learning experiences as related to business operations in a global setting. Reflection You will communicate valuable insights that reflect upon GL activities and how they relate to your future career.
  12. 12. Tri- City Workshops • Additional Tri-City workshops will be conducted as supplemental instruction to emphasize the values of Global Learning with the specific objective of facilitating a comparative analysis of the Regional Business Environment and PESTEL framework as it pertains to each unique campus. Current Event Quiz Competition • Bi-weekly current event quizzes will be administered for all students via blackboard. For every correct answer, student will earns points. Top scorers will be rewarded as part of the competition.
  13. 13. GLOBAL LEARNING ASSESSMENT • At the end of each term, Global Learning will be assessed based on student’s final submission of a reflective paper (a summary of what was learnt) on the Blackboard and your attendance on each of the activities. • Submission of Reflective Paper is MANDATORY. • The assessment will be based upon student’s understanding of the PESTEL parameters • Learning outcomes of the P2E/PRP, Technical Knowledge and Global Learning are measured and reflected in composite scores
  14. 14. STUDENT LIFE includes fun, social, recreational and sporting activities. The SP Jain global experience Out of classroom learning soak in diverse cultures and emerge as knowledgeable and culturally rich graduates
  15. 15. CULTURAL AND SOCIAL EVENTS: Participate in unique cultural and social activities that aim to help you connect to one another, engage with your community, and partake in experiences that are embraced in this global city, Dubai
  16. 16. Student Leadership Activities: Expand your leadership skills by volunteering for programs such as committees, clubs. You will also have opportunities to volunteer with CSR indicatives and attend workshops for skill building.
  17. 17. Sporting and Recreational: Inter and Intra University Sports tournaments, Weekly fun sports sessions based on student preference and local resources.
  18. 18. WHAT TO DO IN THE DUBAI? •Desert Safaris •Wadi adventures •Burj Khalifa •Mall culture •Theme parks •Global Village •Marine Clubs •Local festivals •Trips to surrounding Emirates •Paintball •MORE How can I self-explore? Public transport RTA, Dubai Metro What’s new in town? Timeoutdubai.com
  19. 19. EVENT PROCEDURES Communication • Newsletters • Pre-Event Email Activity Sign Up • Sign up takes place 4-5 days prior to any event • Sign up will be coordinated by student committee members • If you sign up and decide you do no longer want to attend; you must send an email to cancel your booking at least 24hrs prior to the event. • If you sign up and do NOT attend without notice, you will receive a PENALITY.
  20. 20. GL COMMITTEE • Staff to Student liaison • Leadership of Activities • Assistance with logistics • Communication • Web Write ups • Event Photos
  21. 21. DO YOU HAVE AN… Here’s what to do… 1. Tell your Student Committee members 2. Speak to the GL Staff directly in person or via email
  22. 22. WELCOME TO DUBAI! LOOK FORWARD TO CREATING A RICH GL EXPERIENCE By Megna Kalvani, Sr. Manager, Global Learning & Student Life

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