The 2016 Language and International Trade (L&IT) Conference focused on the theme of Nurturing Global Competence: The Relationships between Demographics and Marketability. It was held in the Hendrix Student Center Ballroom on March 9. The goal of the conference was to provide opportunities for students to learn about international business and to connect with leaders in the field.
The conference featured a keynote speech by Britt Beemer, CEO of America’s Research Group, who discussed how students can market themselves to employers. Spanish student and Clemson freshman Samantha Hall said, “I really enjoyed listening to Mr. Beemer give wisdom about how to become the best that we can so that we can make Clemson look great and allow the door to be open for future graduates to join the same companies. His information was very helpful as I begin to look into my future to decide what I want to do with my degree.”
The conference also included a panel discussion with alumni, who described their experiences while in the L&IT program at Clemson, including internships and study abroad. The alumni advised students on how to make the most of their foreign language education and how to market the L&IT program to potential employers.