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Fortune 500 Panel to Explore Career Interests with International Business and Real Estate Students

By Sandra Krezmien-Funk
Posted on 28 February 2013 | 8:59 am

Senior executives from U.S. Steel, Kellogg, Hanesbrands, Weyerhaeuser, Johnson & Johnson, and IA Interior Architects are participating in a career panel discussion exclusively for international business and real estate students on Wednesday, March 20 at 12:00 p.m to 1:30 p.m. in the Tate Center, Rm. 202.  The career session is co-hosted by the Global Business Resource Center and the Carter Real Estate Center in the School of Business.

Their visit to campus is part of a four-day annual meeting with the International Asset Management Council (IAMC) being held in Charleston on March 18 – March 21.

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Dr. Rene Mueller, associate dean of undergraduate programs and director of the Global Business Resource Center.

“The impressive group of corporate panelists is giving our students the opportunity to ask questions that specifically relate to their career interests and skills needed to attain jobs in international trade, supply chain management, and corporate real estate,” says Rene Mueller, director of the Global Business Resource Center, associate dean of undergraduate students, and professor of international business. “Our students are so fortunate to have direct and personal contact with major corporate executives like these who really help to prepare students for future job interviews.”

The participating executives include:

  • George A. Manos – IAMC chair and president, U. S. Steel Real Estate, U. S. Steel
  • Roger Nesti – international real estate executive, the Kellogg Company
  • Kevin Dollhopf – vice president of workplace solutions, Hanesbrands, Inc.
  • Samantha Turner – senior real estate manager  Weyerhaeuser Company
  • Mert Livingstone – vice president, workplace solutions,  Johnson & Johnson
  • Jennifer Hatton – principal, IA Interior Architects

About the Global Business Resource Center
The Global Business Resource Center (CGBP) in the College of Charleston School of Business develops international trade education opportunities for undergraduate business students and professionals in the Charleston business community in order to build the necessary international business skills needed to effectively compete in today’s global economy.  The GBRC is the only university in South Carolina to offer training courses for the Certified Global Business ProfessionalTM (CGBPTM) exam, the first nationally accepted, international trade credential program. Visit the Global Business Resource Center website for more information.

 About the Carter Real Estate Center
The Carter Real Estate Center (CREC) provides support for the commercial real estate program in the School of Business.  The Center works closely with contacts in the commercial real estate industry to provide learning opportunities for real estate students.  These opportunities include internships, an industry speaker series, local and out-of-state site visits, and support for student participation in commercial real estate professional organizations. Visit the Carter Real Estate Center website for more information.

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