(May 13, 2010)--The Free Trade Alliance San Antonio recently collaborated with the International Business Plan Program, a community partner, to encourage international awareness, develop a global perspective and foster the entrepreneurial spirit of local students. The program provides students exposure to real-world business experience to help them develop a global mindset and pursue careers in international business to become our community's global leaders.
UTSA was well represented in the program with seven students from the College of Business on the final list. The juniors and seniors pursuing the bachelor of business administration degree are Ryan Zapata, Ryanne Vela, Christopher Abowd, Lourdes Michelle Munoz, Randolph Scott, Danielle Montes and Vera Shamanina.
First place in the Future Global Leaders Business Plan competition was won by Ryan Zapata, Ryanne Vela and Christopher Abowd from UTSA and Luisa Rodrigues from St. Mary's University. The students were teamed with Sarah Sanchez, a mentor from H-E-B's global sourcing department. The team developed an internal marketing plan for H-E-B, initiating an internal strategic alliance between H-E-B Cooking Connections and the global sourcing department. The plan was focused on H-E-B's innovative competitive advantage to showcase their globally sourced products through the Cooking Connection kiosk.
The program would increase consumer awareness, basket size and overall gross profit by $100 million within five years. The winners received several awards including a $2,500 cash prize divided among team members, a one-year student membership in the Free Trade Alliance and the Global Leaders certificate. An awards luncheon was April 27 with representatives from participating schools joining the students to support them in this important success.
The annual UTSA Graduate fair gives students an opportunity to meet representatives who can provide the information on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
University Center, Main Campus
A recruiter will speak to potential candidates for the Archer program. The Archer program has helped students land successful careers in public service.
Durango Building (DB 2.208), Downtown Campus
Canadian scholar Jasmin Hristov will present a lecture on paramilitarism, complex type of politically-motivated violence in different parts of Latin America. This presentation will explain paramilitary violence as a tool of economic globalization.
Buena Vista St. Bldg., Aula Canaria Lecture Hall (BV 1.328), Downtown Campus
Richard Peretz,’85, chief financial officer at UPS, will present the keynote address at the Frost Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the UTSA College of Business.
Business Building (BB 2.06.04), Main Campus
UTSA Police Dept and UTSA Club Jiu-Jitsu offers a new self-defense seminar to teach participants basic skills needed to get out of a physical attack.
UTSA Recreation Center–Mac Gym, Main Campus
The UTSA Department of Philosophy and Classics hosts Michael Wheeler from University of Stirling as its Brackenridge Distinguished Visiting Professor. He will be giving a talk on how creativity works.
H-E-B University Center (HUC 1.102), Main Campus,
The Dept. of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition and the South Texas Consortium for HIV and STI Research welcomes Dr. Joshua Rosenberger who will discuss his recent work on using innovative HIV-prevention strategies.
University Center (UC 2.02.12), Main Campus
Join the UTSA African American Studies program for a lecture by Gary Bledsoe, President of the Texas NAACP, who specializes in public interest law, employment and civil rights law.
Buena Vista Building (BVB 1.328), Downtown Campus
The UTSA College of Engineering Technology Symposium showcases innovative student projects and research performed across multiple disciplines including engineering, science and business. The public is invited.
H-E-B UC Ballroom (HUC 1.104), Main Campus
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