Seven-by-Seven Goes Global in Hong Kong - Our School of Business Version of TED Talks

Wednesday, February 13, 2019TOPICS: AlumniInternational

School of Business alumni are excelling in their international careers across Asia and making a global impact. The University of San Diego School of Business is implementing its 2025 strategic plan, which includes a strong focus on engaged, globally-minded learning with experiential learning opportunities for students, faculty, staff and alumni. Director of Marketing Renata Ramirez, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations Bridget Breitenberg, and Entrepreneurship Manager Regina Bernal came together to launch the first international Seven-by-Seven initiative this January. Over 130 people, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty members, corporate executives, prospective students, alumni and guests, had the opportunity to experience engaged global learning as they gathered in Hong Kong to network and hear inspiring stories of creativity, innovation and leadership in our first-ever Seven-by-Seven Global event.

Alumni presenters traveled from all over Asia and the U.S. to share their story in seven minutes each. Presenters included Deep Bedi, Chief Product Officer at PayMe from HSBC; Vanessa Martires, Head of Global Ethics and Compliance Operations at Facebook; Pedro Yu, Managing Director of North Asia and the Pacific at Lee Kum Kee Trading Limited; William Dopp, CFO at Technical Rubber Company; Christopher Heras de Leon, Business Development Director at TOTAL; Kurt Luedtke, Manager at CBRE Hong Kong; and Annette Lo, Program Manager at City Contemporary Dance Company. 

About 80 undergraduate and graduate students were also in attendance as they traveled to Hong Kong this intersession to learn about international business practices while spending three weeks immersed in the local culture and visiting companies, taking classes, and engaging with our global alumni network.

Watch this short video to learn more about our Seven-by-Seven Global initiative, which will soon be traveling to other major cities around the world.


Renata Ramirez
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