Summers are a busy time at SolBridge. In addition to students taking various summer courses so they can graduate early—to get a jump on finding jobs compared to other students—summers are also quite busy with various camps and immersion programs for students from around the world.
A group of twenty four (24) students and faculty members from the International Business Management Department, Ciputra University, Surabaya, Indonesia, participated in the 2014 Summer Immersion Program that we be held at SolBridge International School of Business, Daejeon, South Korea from June 15-21 2014. The purposes of the program are to learn about Korean business practices, Korean culture as well as to strengthen the collaboration between Ciputra University and SolBridge.
Graduation from university is one of life’s most memorable and defining moments. It is both a time of celebration and reflection as well as happiness and sadness as classmates, friends, and faculty say goodbye to the graduates.
From June 8-15, 2014, a group of thirty five (35) MBA Executive students from United States International University (USIU), Kenya led by Dr. George Achoki, Dean of Chandaria Business School, USIU visited SolBridge International School of Business, Daejeon, Korea. This visit is a part of GeMBA- UISU Study Tour in South Korea. During the visit the participants took some classes at SolBridge such as Asia in the Global Economy, Innovation and Management, and Korean Business Practices.
What exactly is an International Business Education? Is it simply studying at an institution overseas? Does it mean studying business in a different language? Is it about gaining global experience while studying overseas?
The answers to these questions were the nucleus of SolBridge’s last special lecture of the spring semester when Dr. Ira Weiss, Dean at the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University talked about the different models of International Business Education, their pros and cons as well as the ones which he believes are the best models.
First-year Seminar students, the general student population and faculty were treated to a very special lecture by Mr. Chang-Geun Lee, Senior Manager of Lotte Hotel who offered insights into Lotte’s success in the hospitality industry.
“There is no impossible,” Lee said. “If you just move the apostrophe, you come up with ‘I’m possible.”
If you want to succeed in today’s competitive business world, you have to stay sharp and market your skills to competitive.
This was the advice given by Mr. William “Trey” Freeman, Managing Director of AIG Global and President of AIG Korean Real Estate Development during a Platinum Lecture at SolBridge in May.
At the beginning of July, members of the SolBridge Debate Society attended two workshops, one in Ningbo (China) and the other in Hong Kong. SDS is one of the most popular clubs in SolBridge, yet not many people are aware what they actually do while they are out of the country.
On the last weekend of June, members of the SolBridge Debate Society (SDS) attended the SNUDA IV Debating Tournament which was hosted by the Seoul National University Debate Association. And once again, the SolBridge Debate Society had an excellent showing while competing with some of the best debaters in East Asia.
If you happened to be anywhere on the third floor of SolBridge on Tuesdays this semester, those sounds you heard coming from the gymnasium where the sounds of a Taekwondo class conducted by our very own Taekwondo specialist and master, Dr. Chong-woong Kim.
Recently, three SolBridge professors were appointed as Honorary Envoys by the Korean government for Korea’s public diplomacy.