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International Business Week 2012

You’ve heard the famous phrase “all politics is local.” Well, all business is international. Which is why you — and your résumé — can benefit from attending Gabelli’s International Business Week.

Four days. Five events. 

Countless ways to position yourself in the global employment marketplace.

Featuring ….

  • International business mixer (Monday mid-day)
  • Global sustainability discussion (Tuesday afternoon)
  • Business etiquette lunch (Wednesday mid-day)
  • Business-wear fashion show (Wednesday evening)
  • Currency Wars presentation (Thursday evening)

 

Read about each event below and register for each that interests you. They will offer you things you can talk about in interviews or use as icebreakers at networking events.

We’ll make you both worldly and wise.

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MONDAY | TUESDAY | WEDNESDAY | THURSDAY

MONDAY

International Business Mixer

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2012 | 1:30 P.M. | Sign up HERE

What do you know about business in China? How about in Turkey? India? Mexico?

Let your Gabelli classmates teach you a little bit about their countries of origin. You never know what global facts and background knowledge might help you out when you’re put on the spot in a job interview.

Food will be provided — AND students who attend have a shot at winning a gift card to Applebee’s.

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TUESDAY

Global sustainability: Will our consumption outpace us?

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012 | 4:00 P.M. | SIGN UP HERE

Sustainability is all about making sure that we don’t use resources so fast, and so irresponsibly, that we leave future generations without the basics needed for survival. How can we make sure we don’t deplete our resources — a likelihood that would hobble and potentially derail the world economy?

Hear from Dr. Kevin Lyons, a professor at Rutgers University who investigates how to improve the global supply chain through environmental, social, economic and ethical data and criteria. This winner of the Sierra Club’s annual Professional of the Year Award will present his research.

This will be great conversation material for any student who might be interviewing or networking with companies that are concerned about our environment.

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WEDNESDAY

Mind your manners: Business etiquette lunch

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 | 12:30 P.M. | SIGN UP HERE

As a professional, you’re going to need to attend many business breakfasts, lunches and dinners — and you’ll need to impress your guests. Can you successfully dine out with colleagues, competitors and consultants from around the world?

Find out — and fill in the gaps in your skills — over a FREE LUNCH at Mario’s on Arthur Avenue. Experts from the Etiquette School of New York will be on hand to polish your mealtime comportment as you enjoy a delicious non-Sodexho Italian lunch.

REGISTRATION IS VERY LIMITED AND IS MANDATORY. MUST RESERVE BY 2/9

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Look the part: Business-wear fashion show

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 | 5:15 P.M. |SIGN UP HERE

Watching What Not to Wear might be fun, but learning what to wear is more useful. Get a first look at great styles for the career-focused professional at this live fashion show organized by Nancy McCarthy, our director of personal and professional development. Students who attend will have the opportunity to grab some serious giveaways from Brooks Brothers, the fashion show’s anchor sponsor.

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THURSDAY

Currency Wars: Could a global catastrophe result?

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2012 | 5:30 P.M. | FLYER HERE | SIGN UP HERE

James Rickards is an investment banker, risk manager and counselor who has more than 30 years of experience in capital markets. He advises the Department of Defense, the U.S. intelligence community and hedge funds on global finance. He also served as a facilitator of the first financial war games conducted by the Pentagon. Mr. Rickards is a frequent guest on CNBC, CNN, Fox, C-SPAN, Bloomberg TV and NPR, as well as a lecturer at Northwestern University and at the School of Advanced International Studies. His new book, Currency Wars, explores the connection between national security and economic stability, and predicts the catastrophe that could result from the next international currency war.

The event will include food from Tino’s on Arthur Avenue, which will be served at a reception immediately following Mr. Rickards’s speech.

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