Keeping in tandem with SolBridge’s mission to educate the next generation of Asian thought leaders, SolBridge, in conjunction with the Global Center, hosted two special programs for students from Kazakhstan:
The dictionary defines convocation as a large formal assembly which has been called together for a specific purpose; the origins of the word convocation come from the late 14th century, from the Latin word convocationem, from convocare “to call together,” from com- “together” plus vocare “to call,” from vox “voice.”
The SolBridge Debate Society, which has been making itself heard around Northeast Asia in various competitions, added another accolade to their resume by hosting a successful five-day debate camp for middle and high school students.
SolBridge’s mission statement of “Educating the Next Generation of Asian Thought Leaders” manifests itself in many ways from Asian expertise and creative management to social responsibility. For 210 students from Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan they also got to experience another part of the school’s mission statement—cross-cultural competence—by working on their English language skills during a three-week English Language Camp.
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.
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.