The Certificate of International Studies in Business (CISB) program was back in action this year! After a few years of limited global experiences, CISB students took full advantage of the reopening of borders around the world. 28 CISB students went abroad to study in Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Spain, Italy, and France. During our weekly CISB seminar meetings in 2022-2023, we welcomed 12 guest speakers including the President of the UW Alumni Association in Japan, Shuhei Tajima, First Lady of Seattle and Foster Fritzky Chair in Leadership, Joanne Harrell, Founders and CEOs of Bell’s Cookie Co, Tomas and Brooke Perez, author of “Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World,” Dr. Anu Taranath, U.K. Consul of Business and Government Affairs, Robin Twyman, Executive Director of the WA State China Relations Council, Norwell Coquillard, Partner at Dalberg Global Development Advisors, Greg Snyders, Director and CEO at Sea Horse Hong Kong, Yuen Mei Chow, Senior VP in Finance at Dutch Bros Coffee, Dave Versteeg, Investment Committee Member at InvestEU, Eriks Atvars, and CEO of the Zagoriy Foundation, Eugenia Mazurenko, who traveled for days from Ukraine to be with us. Additionally, we hosted 45 professionals and CISB alumni for panels and networking events. Outside of the seminar course, students bonded over dinners, boba runs, game nights, and wine tasting with a CISB alum at Precept Wines.
Concluding our 31st year, we want to thank all the CISB community members who continue to make this program a success. The CISB community is made of incredibly dedicated students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the global business community. We also want to congratulate the 2023 CISB graduates who are moving on to new adventures in travel and work in companies such as EY Parthenon, Deloitte, National Geographic, Morgan Stanley, Moss Adams, Uniqlo, Tesla, Avanade, and Amazon.
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