More than 200 students gathered March 19 in the J.C. Penney Building  for the International Business Career Conference at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

The event, sponsored by the International Business Honor Society and the International Business Institute at UMSL, was a chance for students interested in a career in international studies to network with professionals, attend workshops and listen to a panel discussion.

“The International Business Career Conference was an overwhelming success,” said Betty Vining, assistant teaching professor of international business at UMSL. “We had hundreds of students from more than eight different universities as far away as Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, Okla.).”

Richard Fleming, president and chief executive officer of St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, delivered the keynote address. And the panel of four business leaders, including Tim Nowak, director of the World Trade Center in St. Louis; Jonathan Calof, professor of international business and strategy at the Telfer School of Management at the University of Ottawa in Canada; Torbjorn Sjogren, president of international support systems global services and support at Boeing in St. Louis; and Pahran Cumarasamy, president and chief executive officer of Medi Globe Inc. in St. Louis, discussed how to get from graduation to the business world.

More information:

Jen Hatton

Jen Hatton

Eye on UMSL: Building blocks

Members of the Spring 2024 graduating class of the University of Missouri–St. Louis play Jenga during the annual New Grad Bash on Thursday.