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:

8:30-9:00 Coffee & Networking

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


Why is Latin America Important?  Brian Gendreau

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


Panel 1: Logistics, International Trade

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


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

Jay Brickman, Vice President of Government Services for Crowley

Richard Wainio, International Business Consultant, Former CEO of Tampa

10:45-11:00 Break

Panel 2: Business, Government, and Communications

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


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


Lunch & Networking


Internship Tips: Student Perspectives

Moderator: Marisol Silva


Chloe Burke, Spanish & Portuguese, College of Law

Brigitte Pfluger, Center for Latin American Studies

Priscilla Zelaya, IFAS, College of Education


Panel 3: Law

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


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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