The event kicked off with Elizabeth Kumbhari, General Counsel and VP of Professional Exchanges, moderating a keynote discussion with T.H. Ong , VP at Global Integration. Ong’s organization that provides training in remote and virtual teams, matrix management and agile & digital leadership to companies in our increasingly connected workforce.
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Following the keynote address, attendees broke out into panel discussions to dive deeper into several topics regarding international internships.
Panel #1 – Getting Started and Managing Virtual Interns
Getting started hiring virtual interns may seem like a daunting process, but it’s actually easier than one might think to bring international to your team. Our esteemed panelists gathered to share their perspectives on recruiting and onboarding virtual interns as well as managing these young professionals throughout the duration of an internship. Panelists include:
- Kathleen Struck, Voice of America
- Neave Denny, Johns Hopkins SAIS
- Yuki Hayashi, ecolytiq
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Panel #2 – Creating and Building an Impactful Virtual Experience
What does it take to create and build an impactful virtual experience? Hear from managers of successful virtual internship programs give their insights on designing experiences that will result in success for both companies and intern participants. Panelists include:
- David Lais, Cofounder of the Organization for Sustainable Consumption + ecolytiq
- Julia Gedeon, ecolytiq
- Veera Mitzner, Future Earth
- Ed Palmer, Unity Technologies
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