Forging a Career Across Disciplines:

Fusing Language, Latin American Expertise & Professional Degrees


Date: Friday, October 23, 2015
Location: Smathers Library, Room 100 

Event co-sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese Studies,
UF Learning Without Borders


Corporate Sponsors:
Crowley Maritime, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson

LA Career Workshop Program:

Forging a Career Across Disciplines‌

Opening Workshop Presentation: by Brian Gendreau

Why Latin America Matters‌

Online Journal Article:

Business in the Heart of Florida: by Chris Eversole

UF Grads Coach Students on Latin American Careers

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Workshop Agenda:

TIME ACTIVITY
8:30-9:00 Coffee & Networking
9:00-9:15

Welcome: Philip Williams

Professor/Director, Center for Latin American Studies

 

Meeting the Needs of the Global Workplace: Mary Risner

Associate Director, Outreach and Business Programs, Center for
Latin American Studies

9:15-9:30

Why is Latin America Important?  Brian Gendreau

Clinical Professor of Finance, Director of Latin American
Business Environment Program

9:30-10:45

Panel 1: Logistics, International Trade

Moderator:  Gillian Lord, Associate Professor, Chair, Spanish
and Portuguese Studies

Panelists:

Maria Conchita Mendez, Director Latin American Sales & Trade
Development, Alabama State Port Authority

Jay Brickman, Vice President of Government Services for Crowley
Maritime

Richard Wainio, International Business Consultant, Former CEO of Tampa
Port

10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:15

Panel 2: Business, Government, and Communications

Moderator:  Juan-Carlos Molleda,  Professor and Chair, Department of
Public Relations, College of Journalism and Communications

Panelists:

Anabell Iglesias, Communications at Kimberly Clark

Jacob Schultz, Foreign Service Officer, Department of State

Brandon Knox, Director, New Business Development, Latin America
Pharmaceuticals at Johnson & Johnson

12:15-1:15

Lunch & Networking

1:15-1:45

Internship Tips: Student Perspectives

Moderator: Marisol Silva

Panelists:

Chloe Burke, Spanish & Portuguese, College of Law

Brigitte Pfluger, Center for Latin American Studies

Priscilla Zelaya, IFAS, College of Education

1:45-3:00

Panel 3: Law

Moderator: Lyrissa Lidsky, Associate Dean for International Programs,
College of Law

Panelists:

Mary Kogut Lowell, Director of Justice Programs, Harbor House

Evan George, Law Office of Evan D. George, Immigration Attorney

José Sariego, Senior Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs at
NBC Universal

3:00-3:15  Closing Remarks 

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