Many of us MIM students do not have any formal job experience in supply chain, marketing and/ or finance, so a summer internship is one way to gain insight into a certain field, learn more about a specific area within an industry and network!
I’ve been fortunate enough to get an internship with U.S. Exports, they are a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Their office is familiar with the MIM program and past students who have interned for them rave about the detailed information they learn while on the job. I am looking forward to learning more about the international trade that happens between Oregon and the rest of the world, complications companies face when entering a new market and learning more about the manufacturing, technology, and agriculture businesses in Oregon.
I will miss posting about our program, but I know that our new Ambassador Juli Tejadilla will do an excellent job at keeping the blog and our Facebook page up-to-date.
Susan Forrester is a full-time student in the Masters in International Management program. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Portland State University. After living in Seoul, South Korea for two years she was interested in finding a career that linked Oregon and Asia together through trade. Susan enjoys the diverse background of the MIM student body that allows her to frequently practice her beginner level Chinese.