On February 10, 2010, the International Business Society helped promote a Terry Alumni Panel about "Working Abroad: Truths and Myths." The panel included the following UGA alumni with professional global experience: Susan Driscoll, Christy Plott-Redd, Eddie Carneiro (calling in from Miami), Rob McLendon (calling in from London), and Scott Scharf (calling in from Brazil). The standing-room-only event was a great success. It was inspiring to hear from alumni who were able to acquire professional international jobs.
The International Business Society members have had the opportunity to meet and learn from several UGA alumni this year. Aaron and Angela Saldana came to UGA on February 25 and shared their different domestic/international professional experiences. On March 4, Scott Borders spoke to the IB society about Orange Business Services and his personal professional experience with the firm.
One memorable event was the generosity of KPMG consulting who invited 10 IB members to attend a KPMG social on February 11, after a long and fruitful discussion with the IBS. We learned about the international opportunities available in consulting and what it means to be a consultant.
We greatly appreciate each alumni speaker providing advice towards reaching an international career and working with people of different cultures. The IBS is continually soliciting alumni from small and big firms to educate members about the different opportunities in the international job market.