On this page you will find a number of the activities that the International Business Club coordinates during the academic year. There are many opportunities for students to take leadership roles in planning our various initiatives.
International Business Trip
Our very first International Business Trip will take place in 2010, and we plan to make it an annual occurrence. Each year, the club membership will decide on a city, country or region of significance to global business, and plan a week-long trip during spring break. Students will meet with executives in finance, consulting, energy and technology as well as public sector officials involved in government policy-making. Events will also provide a chance to experience the local culture. It is a learning experience as well as a networking opportunity. Click here for a description of this year’s trip to Dubai.
New York City Career Trip
The NYC Career Trip, planned in conjunction with Fletcher’s Office of Career Services, takes place in October. Students meet in small groups with individuals (many of whom are Fletcher alumni/ae) working in the private sector. Each meeting is planned by a member of the International Business Club, allowing for additional exposure to helpful contacts and prospective employers.
The club works together with other student groups and research centers (particularly the International Business Center and the Center for Emerging Market Enterprises) to host speakers involved in global business fields to share their experiences, insights and advice with students and the community at large.
Internship and full-time job database
A recent initiative aimed at combining the individual efforts of our members, the database will be an additional resource to assist in student’s job search process.
Fletcher students have a broad set of interests which can change from year to year, and the club’s activities reflect these interests. For example, we conduct a weekly case interview workshop during the fall semester for students wishing to practice for management consulting interviews. Our Finance Roundtable is also quite popular. This group—led by Professor Pat Schena and accompanied by various other professors and special guests—meets regularly throughout the year to discuss issues of current interest. There’s been A LOT to discuss recently!