Doing Business Globally
By Allison Smith, Asian Learning Center of Indiana Intern
Although I am an intern for the Asian Learning Center of Indiana, I have been very busy throughout my internship working on projects outside this particular branch of The International Center. One such event would be Indiana Black Expo, Inc.’s “Doing Business Globally” held Monday, July 16th .
On day one of my internship I was placed on the planning committee for this event and have been working away ever since at coordinating the efforts of other members of the planning committee and keeping them updated on The Center’s progress. Additionally, I was put in charge of creating a flyer to advertise for the event as well as a program with an agenda, panelist biographies, and a sponsor list for attendees. Prior to this event I had no experience creating marketing materials, so this was quite the adventure for me. While these tasks proved to be somewhat frustrating at times, it was an incredible learning experience and I am so proud of the results. I could not have done it without the much appreciated help of my fellow interns at The Center and my supervisors/mentors, Weilin Long and Peter Kirkwood.
|Elizabeth, Mayor Ballard, Myself, and Marie
at the Mayor’s breakfast
Once the first speaker came on stage we joined a table and enjoyed a delicious breakfast. Seated at our table was Amos Brown, the Director of Strategic Research at Radio One Indianapolis. It was wonderful to have had the opportunity to meet this gentleman; he was a great story teller! We also had the chance to meet Mayor Ballard.
|Program that we created for IBE’s “Doing Business Globally”|
The day was a success, and I networked and gained some valuable experience. I was exhausted by the end, but again, proud of the project I had worked so hard on.