Becoming a polyglot isn’t just a dream

Josh TwaddleMeet Josh Twaddle, Americas reseller operations specialist, Apple. He graduated from the Foster School of Business with a BABA, option in human resource management, in 2014. Josh also earned a Certificate of International Studies in Business from Foster. He shared with us how the CISB program has impacted his career.

How did your CISB experience help you in your career?
I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for CISB, period. If committed, the curriculum is tailored to give every student the opportunity to not only succeed after graduation, but to excel and differentiate yourself due to your heightened cultural awareness gained through your experiences abroad. All I can say is to keep pushing yourself out of your comfort zone to never stop learning and most importantly network, network, and network.

What are a few highlights from your work abroad experience?
Interning my senior summer in León, Spain was the best resume builder. Fast forward a year when I decided to pursue my passion for learning Portuguese by completing my second international three-month assignment, but this time in Brazil. Currently I am working for Apple in their Americas Corporate HQ in Austin, Texas as a Portuguese sales support specialist for all the reseller accounts in Brazil.

What are your career plans?
My goal is to continue to grow and learn in my current role. I hope to learn as much as possible by doing 6-12 month rotations in every department at Apple in order to gain a more holistic perspective of the business. This will help leverage my experiences so I can one day become a worldwide relationship manager or Latin America general manager.

My passion is connecting with people from around the world, and what better way to do so than to learn more languages. I’m also planning to pursue French as my fourth language, which will align with my overall passion and dream of becoming a polyglot.