February 16 — International Business Club meeting

Where and when: Room 305/306, Miller Information Commons, 4 p.m.
The International Business Club brings together students, faculty members and professionals who express a desire to discuss the global business environment and who share a passion for international affairs. The IBC gives students an opportunity to network with businessmen and women who work in the international business environment. The club also offers students a chance to volunteer in fundraising initiatives to finance club activities such as hosting events and guest speakers, working with local businesses and agencies as well as financing entrepreneurs in developing regions of the world.

To learn more about the IB Club, review the mission below.

International Business Club

The International Business Club brings together students, faculty members and professionals who express a desire to discuss the global business environment and who share a passion for international affairs. The IBC gives students an opportunity to network with businessmen and women who work in the international business environment. The club also offers students a chance to volunteer in fundraising initiatives to finance club activities such as hosting events and guest speakers, working with local businesses and agencies as well as financing entrepreneurs in developing regions of the world.

 

The IBC will accomplish the following goals:

 

  1. I.               Create an open forum for the discussion of international business and current events that facilitates exchange of knowledge, experience, and ideas between students, faculty members and business owners.
    1. Guest speakers will be invited to address contemporary challenges and opportunities facing the international business environment.
    2. The forum will be a place to network with professionals in the industry and connect with potential employers offering internships or job opportunities.
    3. The forum will incorporate the global modules programs and Skype as tools for building cross-cultural communication skills.
  1. II.              Sponsor and manage events and sales to finance club activities, as well as build the reputation of Champlain’s International Business Department among local businesses and industry professionals.
    1. Potential fundraising initiatives

i.     Spring concert

ii.     Ben & Jerry’s ice cream sale

iii.     GMCR coffee sale

iv.     Raffles

v.     Donors

  1. III.            Build positive relationships integral to the growth and enrichment of the club through collaboration, partnership and networking.
    1. The club shall seek out individuals knowledgeable in the field of international business in order to create and strengthen contacts beyond the Champlain College community.
    2. The club will work with local businesses and state agencies to help them accomplish tasks or goals in order to build the IBC’s reputation in Vermont.
    3. The club shall seek to promote itself across campus by establishing connections with like-minded or supportive departments, such as the CCA and ODI.
  1. IV.            Manage and maintain micro-lending activities in developing countries in order to promote entrepreneurialism and economic growth in those regions.
    1. The Kiva micro-lending account shall be maintained by the officers of the club.
    2.  The club shall seek out investors and donors interested in micro-lending activities and who share an aligned interest with the goals of the IBC.
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