Let’s face it, the world isn’t flat. Cultural intelligence is becoming an increasingly important asset for any businessperson. Beyond obtaining cultural intelligence, today’s businessperson must also manage cross-cultural relationships. Throughout this podcast series, we will hold conversations with global professionals and experts to explore how culture affects business. InternationalHub is a multimedia content producer devoted to helping you find your way, wherever the winds take you. Visit us at www.internationalhub.org.
S5:E3 Networking Across Nations with Rezia Usman
In this episode, https://www.linkedin.com/in/reziausman/ (Rezia Usman) walks us through some of the biggest lessons she has learned on the importance of networking in the business world. Although Rezia has lived in very different countries, she has found that being kind and making meaningful connections are universally important in building your network.
Guest: Rezia Usman is a passionate educator with high interests in language education and international education. Her work experience extends from international higher-ed relations, student recruitment, classroom language teaching, teacher training, curriculum development, program implementation supervision, maintaining relationships with schools, providing academic information, and consultation on international program implementation.
How to…Intern in China with Brooke Squires
https://www.linkedin.com/in/brooke-squires/ (Squires) walks us through her path to receiving and navigating an internship in China. She shares how she networked for the internship and how to have an open mind in a new culture, and also describes some of the cultural differences that she experienced.
Guest: Brooke Squires grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, before graduating from the Global Supply Chain program at BYU. After an internship in China. Squires now works at Sunrise Technologies as a supply chain consultant on projects with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
S5: E2 Consulting in Dubai – Finding Work-Life Balance Abroad
Come listen to the experiences of the young but accomplished Terry Zhang. He shares about working on cross-cultural teams as a management consultant in Dubai and provides advice every young professional can benefit from. Learn how to navigate complex cultural nuances and find out how Terry finds success in a fast-paced work life while still pursuing other passions outside of consulting.
How to...Get the International Internship with Cragun Liston
Cragun’s unique engineering internship in China helped him get into one of the top MBA schools in the world. Get his advice on how to find great opportunities and find the internship that is best for you.
Guest: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cragun-liston-4347874b/ (Cragun Liston) grew up in Ogden, Utah. He moved to Provo to study at Brigham Young University where he first started studying Finance before switching over to *Manufacturing Engineering*. Cragun was first exposed to Asian culture when he served a mission in the Chinatowns of New York City. He then did a couple of international internships while at BYU. The first, where he traveled around Asia with a group of BYU students and presented to the management of different companies. The second, he worked at a shrimp peeling factory in China to work on process optimization. After graduating from BYU Cragun worked at Whirlpool for a couple of years. He is currently starting up his first semester at Harvard Business School where he plans to get his MBA.
S5: E1 Meeting Them Halfway – Managing Internationally with Dan Sundwall
Join us as we talk to Dan Sundwall about his wide range of experiences working and managing teams in Mexico, India, and the Netherlands. From kidnappings to cutting off the Queen of Holland, Sundwall shares memorable anecdotes packed with valuable insights. (Most notably, Sundwall shares one of his greatest keys to international success—showing respect for other cultures by meeting their people halfway.)
S4:E9 How to get to the Finish Line with Jeff Jenkins
In this episode, we talk with JeffJenkins, Senior Manager in National Office Accounting Consultations at Deloitte in their Finland office. Jeff shares his experiences and how he got to this point. He touches on work culture in Finland, and what the Finnish culture means for his family.