Hispanic Studies Career Seminar Series
“Highlighting the career advantages of language study and cultural proficiency”
Thursday, February 22, 2018
4:00-5:00pm, Addlestone Library 227
“Language Studies: Critical Skills in Modern Industry”
Louis Richard Doelling
General Counsel, MDK Hospitality, LLC
A 2009 graduate of The Citadel where he earned his B.A. in Spanish, as an undergraduate Mr. Doelling studied abroad in Sucre, Bolivia and Valencia, Spain. In 2008 he received The Citadel’s prestigious Star of the West Scholarship, which afforded him yet another study-abroad opportunity in Mérida, Venezuela where he examined Chávez-era literature, culture and politics. While at The Citadel, he served as the student body representative to the International Studies Committee, and as president of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. Mr. Doelling also earned a fellowship at the University of Colorado at Boulder where he earned an M.A. in Spanish literature in 2011, and in 2015 he received his J.D. from the Washington and Lee School of Law. In addition to his current role as an attorney, Mr. Doelling is the founding Chair of the College of Charleston’s Hispanic Studies Advisory Board.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
3:30-4:30pm, Addlestone Library 227
“Manager Advantage: Understanding Hispanics in the Workplace”
Meredith Ritz Shay
Co-owner and Chief Operations Officer, InCord, Ltd.
A 2011 graduate of the College of Charleston where she double majored in International Business and Spanish, Mrs. Ritz Shay applied her degree-skills to progress from an entry-level position to her current role as Chief Operations Officer. Currently she co-owns InCord, a manufacturing business that employs over 125 people, 40% of whom are Hispanic. Recognizing that resolving issues in such an environment requires effective communication with employees in their native language, Mrs. Ritz Shay has managed to gain workers’ trust while fostering their professional growth. With numerous vendors in South America and Spain, she has developed strong working relationships through her language and cultural competencies. In addition to her position with InCord, she is a Board Member of the Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Association.
For questions about the Hispanic Studies Career Seminar Series, contact Dr. Mark P. Del Mastro, Chair of Hispanic Studies at email@example.com