London Kicks Off U-M International Career Series
Monday, September 15, 2014
WDI Senior Research Fellow Ted London kicked off the University of Michigan’s 2nd Annual International Career Pathways series Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the Ford School of Public Policy’s Annenberg Auditorium with a keynote address focused on global careers and the developing world.
The series is intended to get undergraduate students to seriously consider international opportunities not only in “top of the pyramid” countries such as France, Germany and Japan, but also emerging markets and base of the pyramid economies where 4 billion people subsist on $1 to $3 a day.
“The University of Michigan has an amazing set of international opportunities for all its students,” London said. “I want these students to not only think about traditional international markets, but also about emerging economies and base of the pyramid markets, which are perhaps the most exciting opportunities for impact.”
London’s address was part of a panel discussion titled, “International Employment Myths & Opportunities.” He was joined by Kim Coyne, senior advisor for international health, safety and security in the provost’s office who spoke on careers in international safety and security risk management. Some U-M students and alumni who have chosen international career paths also participated in the panel discussion.
The International Career Pathways series is a program of events for undergraduate students interested in working, interning, volunteering, or teaching abroad.