Connections open doors to career prospects
From fondant to food labels, alumni promote quality ingredients and good nutrition
Industry leaders deliver advice and accolades to hospitality students
Alumni offer hope and confidence for growth of tech industry
Winemaker wows food writing students
Managing Money in a Bleak EconomyBen Singer ’98 M.B.A., vice president and portfolio manager at Citizens Bank Wealth Management in Providence, R.I., spends his workday making investment decisions for his clients — a real challenge in today’s economy. Below are some of Singer’s views on keeping your money safer and being prepared for hard times.
Global Jobs Take Special SkillsWith the economy and workforce going more global daily, Associate Professor Roger Achille, J.D., of the Alan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School on the Providence Campus, offers insight into some of the challenges of working in another country or for a global company.Work in human resources (HR), says Achille, requires an understanding of the employment laws of that country since they go hand-in-hand with H.R. Not all countries share U.S. workplace protection laws. “In the U.S., the Family Medical Leave Act is 12 weeks for the birth of a child; in France, maternity leave can increase to 26 weeks for a woman’s third pregnancy,” says Achille.He advises those who plan to work for a global company to learn as much as possible about the culture and communication of the country of employment. Countries deal differently with work and family balance, gender issues, work ethic and more. Brazilians may view Americans as “too rushed and serious,” while the Japanese may view them as “relaxed and spontaneous.”“A manager would not be able to take the same approach towards a Brazilian workforce as a Japanese one,” Achille says, noting communication differences even among English-speaking people. In England, to “table” a subject means to bring it up for discussion; in the U.S. it means to postpone a discussion. The more familiar you are with a company’s language of origin, the better you’ll be at your job.Email > firstname.lastname@example.org
Graduate students in Associate Professor Thomas Rossi’s Event Marketing
and Global Meetings/Exhibitions class at the Providence Campus were
honored in February at the R.I. State House with a congratulatory
reception and citation for their work with the Salvation Army’s Good
Neighbor Energy fundraiser.