Utah Global Forum Adds Breakout Session for Students

Panel sponsored by BYU’s CIBER Program to help students build an international career.

On Tuesday, October 17, the Utah Global Forum, presented by Gov. Gary R. Herbert, will bring together professionals, policymakers, thought leaders and students at the Grand America Hotel to discuss Utah’s role in the global marketplace.

Thanks to Brigham Young University’s CIBER Program, the Utah Global Forum is offering all students tickets to the event for just $30. Students can register for the event at www.utahglobalforum.com/ with the promo code UGFStudent17.

The Utah Global Forum will feature a breakout session entitled “How to Jumpstart Your International Career,” designed for students who attend the event.

The session, sponsored by BYU’s CIBER Program, will feature a diverse panel of professionals who have spent their careers working around the globe. During the panel, students will have the opportunity to gain insight on how to get started in the industry, how to stand out as a job applicant and what it’s like to travel the world.

The panel will be moderated by Jonathon Wood, managing director of the Global Management Center at the Marriott School of Business at BYU.

Breakout session panelists will include the following:

  • Leah Barker, CEO, CHOICE Humanitarian
  • Sung-Joo Lee, manager RTKC growth programs, copper & diamonds, Rio Tinto
  • Brian Greeff, managing director, Goldman Sachs
  • Chase Winder, state and local government relations, Qualtrics

Throughout the conference, students will have the opportunity to network with international business leaders in the state and attend exciting panels and power presentations highlighting Utah’s role in the world. Additional topics that will be featured at the forum including the role of technology in international business, marketing the American brand globally and how diversity can help businesses increase their revenue.

This year’s keynote speaker is Ana Navarro, a leading political contributor for CNN, ABC News and Telemundo. Navarro will be joined by other presenters, including Governor Herbert and National Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President Javier Palomarez.

To learn more or to register for the Utah Global Forum visit www.UtahGlobalForum.com.