International Education Week – November 14th – 18th

International Education Week 2016 – November 14-18

Come celebrate with USC’s International Student Services during International Education Week.  International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative between the US State Department and the US Department of Education that focuses on preparing Americans for a global environment. Businesses, universities, embassies, and other organizations around the country participate by promoting programs that educate Americans about the international environment and encourage multicultural learning.

The University of South Carolina had participated in IEW since 2004 in order to recognize its global community and promote further internationalization among faculty, staff, and students. There will be a wide variety of events including an international bazaar, a meet and greet with international students, and the third annual IEW World Cup.

Because business is becoming increasingly globalized, it is important for business students to expose themselves to other cultures and learn more about the international environment. The Darla Moore School of Business specifically requires students to take nine credits of globally focused classes. As class registration is the same week as IEW, students can use these events to help them to decide which globally focused classes they would like to take.

If you’re interested in exploring study abroad opportunities, traveling around the world and learning about other cultures, immerse yourself in everything global. 

We’ve pulled together films and books (most available online) to help you start your journey.  – Visit TCL’s guide at “Celebrating International Education Week.”

For more information, please use the following links:

U.S. State Department IEW Page

UofSC IEW Events

UofSC IEW General Information

Business Internship Fair – November 2nd

Business Internship Fair

On Wednesday, November 2nd the Office of Career Management at DMSB is putting on an internship fair for sophomore, junior, and senior business students only. It will take place from 12:00pm-4:00pm on the first floor of Darla Moore. There will be 55 organizations attending and each is required to offer at least one position so that means that there are at least 55 job/internship positions available for students.

This will be the biggest gathering of internship opportunities for business students until next semester so be sure to attend. In order to so, you must:

  • Must have a resume approved by the Office of Career Management
  • Have an updated profile in Handshake with an approved resume
  • Remember, dress professionally and bring multiple copies of your resume
  • Sophomores, juniors and seniors must attend a 30-minute, professional development workshop on “How to Work a Job Fair” (Register for a session on Handshake; each session limited to 40 registrants).

 

Tables will be set up by the glass doors near the Coliseum where you must check in before participating. Suits are required to participate as well. For more information please check the -monitors around Darla Moore, stop by the Office of Career Management or call at 803-777-0149.

A list of the employers attending can be found on the event page on Handshake. In order to maximize your chances of getting an internship, you should read the list and identify your top choices. Researching these employers in advance will make you appear more knowledgeable, prepared, and motivated.

Some tips for researching:

  • Look up the company website and read their “About Us” section as well as any mission statements or company values
  • Read their Wikipedia page so you understand what they do
  • Look for recent news stories about the company to understand their current position

Useful Links:

  • Factiva (for news stories in publications such as Wall Street Journal, New York Times, etc.)
  • Handshake (to get to the event page find the “Events” link on the left, then scroll down to November 2nd)

Need Help Accessing Resources Off Campus or While Abroad?

DMSB faculty and students abroad may experience problems accessing our databases and other resources, particularly in certain countries. Below are links to resources that may help solve your technical issues.

If you continue to have problems, email the Business Library or call 803.777.6032.

 

Want to read the WSJ online for free?

How to read the WSJ for free online

Step 1. Start at the Business Library website
Step 2. Select database FACTIVA under the Most Popular – Top Sources                           (you will need to sign on through the proxy using your USC username and password)
Step 3. Select News Pages along the top menu bar.

You have free access to the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Atlanta Journal – Constitution, Tampa Bay Times, Barron’s and Forbes.

Under each title you can select the date and section you would like to read. Some articles allow you the option to download or have it read to you. After selecting an article; the grey menu bar gives you options to email, print, save, download or open in Adobe.

Have a great time searching!

Tips for your library materials search

Welcome back students and faculty!

Here are a few tips for finding library materials as you dig into your coursework:

The Business Library’s physical resources are now kept at the Thomas Cooper Library and the Annex, but finding them has not changed. Use the Classic Search to start searching for print and e-books, and remember, you can still limit by Columbia Business.

The Annex is the library’s offsite storage facility. Materials at the Annex may still be checked out with your Carolina Card. Find out more here.

The majority of the business collection is online, and new e-books are being added all the time. Get the details about e-books at USC Columbia here.

Updates on the library move

Like everyone else, we’re getting excited about the move to the new Moore School of Business building.  Since we are scheduled to move at the beginning or middle of July, the library in the Close / Hipp Building will close permanently at 5 pm on June 27, 2014.  We will continue to check the book drop on the 2nd floor of Close / Hipp until 4 pm on Thursday, July 10.

Throughout the transition, we will continue to offer our services online and through email. Library Services are also available at the Thomas Cooper Library.

Further information on our new facilities is to come. We look forward to seeing you in the new Moore School soon!

USC Magellan Scholar publishes website on international experience

Joy Gannaway, a USC Magellan Scholar sponsored by International Business professor Lite Nartey, spent this past summer in immersive study in the African country of Mauritius. Visit her website–Tolerant Mauritius–to discover more about her research and experience. Scroll past the video for links to her blog and research findings. Incredible work, Joy!

DMSB students: if you have documented your travels abroad and work experience, send us the links so we can promote you.