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Student and Career Development

The Global Business Resource Center provides resources to students through education, networking, and career development opportunities.

Help students connect with corporate leaders from International Business fields through the Mentor Match program at College of Charleston's Global Business Resource Center. This one on one relationship will help students navigate their career path prior to graduation by building interview skills, networking opportunities, career exploration, and resume building.

Mentor responsibilities Mentee responsibilities
  • Serves as a positive role model            
  • Offers mentee constructive and meaningful advice and feedback
  • Acts as a resource for information about careers
  • Assesses academic/professional strengths, learning and developmental needs, values, and short and long-term career goals
  • Develops a plan with mentor for achieving these goals
  • Is receptive to feedback and coaching
Benefits of mentoring for the mentor         
Benefits of mentoring for the mentee
  • Demonstrates expertise and shares knowledge
  • Enhances skills in coaching, counseling, listening, and modeling                          
  • Gains insights and different perspectives from future members of the profession
  • Assistance in defining career goals, strategies, and outcomes
  • Increases professional connections and network
  • Gains knowledge of workplace expectations

Please read this before submitting an application: Mentor and Mentee Roles, Responsibilities and Benefits

Next event is spring 2020

Application to become a mentor

Application for mentees

A Win-Win for professionals and students

Charleston area alumni and professionals are encouraged to participate in this annual program.  Students and mentors meet six times during the academic year to gain exposure to career aspects in the international trade field. The program isn't just a win for students - mentors gain a great deal, too!  Mentors develop coaching and feedback skills, gain pride in their career, share experiences to support the students development, and stay connected with potential new employees. To become a mentor contact Dr. David Desplaces

Global Trade Analyst Internship 

Intern with the Global Business Resource Center as a global trade analyst. The Center is seeking motivated students interested in developing international marketing skills with a strong interest in learning more about global commerce, trade concepts and current issues. Build resume skills while earning academic credit by conducting export research for local companies and the World Trade Center Charleston as part of the Metropolitan Export Initative launched by the Brooking's Institute. 

Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently 
  • International Business Major preferred
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Marketing knowledge required
  • Able to work 10 hours a week on campus

To apply for the Global Trade Analyst internship, contact Dr. David Desplaces. For all other internships, refer to the School of Business Success Center internship information

Career Exploration

Set up an advising appointment with Dr. David Desplaces.

Study Abroad 

Studying abroad will benefit you in more ways than you may realize. Visit our Study Abroad Office in Beatty 111 for information and personal advising. Our Global Studies Education Coordinator, Stacey Hassard, would be happy to meet with you. Set up an appointment via Appointment Manager, or email hassardsk@cofc.edu

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