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Prospective jobs after graduation topic of EBC Lecture

Students will learn about what prospective jobs are available in the workforce during the first presentation of the Engineering, Business, and Computing (EBC) Division Research Interest Group lecture series on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 1 p.m. in room 121 of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. This event is free and open to the public.

In his presentation titled “Graduation Approaching–What job to look for?,” Peter Olfs, former Head of Corporate Communications International Siemens AG in Munich, Germany, will discuss industry, regulatory bodies, administrations, politics, and the fact that global minds and good judgment are in short supply. New graduates must face the megatrends—urbanization, demographic change, globalization, and climate warming. They must also use their major as a basis and add experience in other areas, especially social skills. In particular, graduates who have faced multi-cultural challenges become the best teachers. Olfs will also emphasize that new graduates must be responsible, training their ethical yardstick to make the world a better place.

The EBC Research Interest Group features Penn State Berks faculty and visiting experts who conduct research on a wide variety of topics. Topics are of broad and general interest and are accessible to the non-expert.

For more information, contact either of the co-chairs for the EBC Research Interest Group: Dr. Jui-Chi Huang, Assistant Professor of Economics, at JXH74@psu.edu; or Dr. Ada Leung, Assistant Professor of Marketing, at CXL51@psu.edu.

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