Global Engagement Program

The Global engagement program is a comprehensive 4 year experience for students for students interested in furthering their own International competency and general Business knowledge. Participants are expected to take part sponsored activities and also track their own wellness and self-growth activities outside of the College.

The program is a requirement for recipients of the International Merit Scholarship, and optional for any other student in the College of Business.  It is strongly advised for Business students either interested in the International Business minor or interested in pursuing an International career after graduation.  

Requirements will differ depending on the student’s role as either an International peer mentor or an International peer mentee. There will also be an option to participate in additional activities for those not interested in the mentoring program.

All participants will be required to attend specialized workshops which focus on networking skills, self-branding, and academic success. There is also a requirement to attend and track outside activities that contribute to wellness and career explorations. This can be career fairs, alumni events, visiting the career center, etc. The purpose of tracking is to create accountability for students looking for that extra push to make use of all resources available to them.

There will be a focus on leadership development. Participants will take part in service projects, and develop their strengths assessed by the Gallups strengths finder.

During the final year of this experience, students will have the opportunity to travel to New York and attend “Hokies on Wallstreet,” which is a networking reception for Alumni and friends, typically held in Manhattan.

Global Engagement program (Mentor) requirements:

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Workshops

3-4 workshops (1 monthly)

3-4 workshops (1 monthly)

Events with mentees
  • Until fall break: Weekly group socials
  • After fall break: up to mentor’s discretion
  • Optional program-wide socials (planned by programming committee)
  • Optional group socials coordinated by mentor (planned activities with other mentor groups)
  • Optional program-wide socials (planned by programming committee)

Engagement with recent alums

Panel/social event with alumni mentors

panel/social event with alumni mentors

Meetings with IMS advisor

Monthly meeting

Monthly meeting

Mentor requirements:

Tracking mentee participation

  • Constant communication with mentees (reminder emails about upcoming Global Engagement Program events and meetings)
  • Recording mentee participation in all required activities on Google Docs
  • Enforcing consequences for mentees who are not meeting participation requirements

Global engagement program (Mentee or student not participating in the mentor program) requirements

 

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Workshops

3-4 workshops (monthly)

3-4 workshops (monthly)

 

Academic activities

SSC workshops and tutoring sessions; office hours

 

SSC workshops and tutoring sessions; office hours

 

Career activities

 Business Horizons career fair, career workshops, resume review

 

 Business Horizons career fair, career workshops, resume review

 

Diversity activities

InclusiveVT events, CCC events

InclusiveVT events, CCC events

Wellness activities

anything that benefits their physical, emotional, or spiritual wellness (gym classes, visit to Cook Counseling, going to church, etc.)

anything that benefits their physical, emotional, or spiritual wellness (gym classes, visit to Cook Counseling, going to church, etc.)

Events with mentors
  • Until fall break: Weekly group socials
  • After fall break: up to mentor’s discretion
  • Optional group socials coordinated by mentor (plan activities with other groups)
  • Optional program-wide socials (planned by programming committee)

Engagement with recent alums

Panel/social event with alumni mentors

panel/social event with alumni mentors

Meetings with Academic advisor

Once per semester

Once per semester