November 2010 features the 11th annual International Opportunities Month (IOM) on the UW-Madison campus, organized by a campus-wide committee of globally focused organizations, chaired by Center for International Business Education Research (CIBER). This event is designed to coincide with the U.S. Department of State’s International Education Week. Throughout IOM, students of all majors can attend these events to learn about global issues and to hear about ways to travel, work, study, and volunteer abroad. UW-Madison students have demonstrated a significant amount of interest in going abroad–in 2007-2009, more than 2,200 of them studied overseas, an increase of 20 percent over the previous period. IOM serves to meet this growing demand for international opportunities by creating a month-long series of events that will inspire students to continue their global studies and travels.
During the annual IOM, CIBER chairs a cross-campus group of globally-focused organizations which offer a month-long series of events for students who want to learn about and prepare for international study, work, or volunteer opportunities. This year, CIBER is sponsoring two upcoming international events as part of IOM:
The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade
Speaker: Pietra Rivoli, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
1100 Grainger Hall (Morgridge Auditorium)
Co-sponsors: The Division of International Studies and First-Year Interest Groups Program
How to Launch a Global Career: Strategies from Business Leaders
5:30-7:00 p.m. (see TIGH for room number)
Co-sponsors: Business Career Center and AIESEC.