CityU Newsletter April 2015

CityU Enactus Places Third in Quarterfinals at National Competition

imageCityU Enactus brought home two trophies this year, after placing third in the Quarterfinals at the Enactus National Exposition in St. Louis, Missouri. With 35 team members from 19 different countries, 11 members of CityU Enactus team participated in this year’s competition and was one of 183 teams from throughout the U.S. Each year, CityU Enactus students empower local communities and improve livelihoods through entrepreneurial projects. Together they work on sustainable projects and establishing partnerships with various nonprofit organizations in Washington State. more

Student Profile: Hichem Ben Ali, Master of Business Administration

imageHichem Ben Ali’s Master of Business Administration from CityU helped him land a job at IBM and he began working at the company shortly after graduating in 2010. Originally from Tunisia, Hichem appreciated Seattle’s diversity and the opportunity to participate in entrepreneurial projects through the student organization SIFE (now known as Enactus). As a CityU alumnus he wanted to share his experience with current MBA students or those considering the program. more

New Education Partner in China: Renai College

imageCityU is pleased to announce its new educational partner in Tianjin, China: Renai College of Tianjin University. CityU and Renai College signed an agreement that allows students from Renai College to transfer to CityU to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in General Studies or a Bachelor of Arts in Management. The Renai delegation met with CityU President Richard Carter this month in Seattle. more

Workshop: Working with Trauma Survivors – May 8

imageLearn the core components of trauma-informed care and how practitioners can address trauma and violence history in clients at City University of Seattle’s workshop on May 8 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at CityU’s Seattle Campus. This workshop is applicable to work in counseling, human services and healthcare, and will cover the primary components of trauma-informed care. For providers, having solid guiding principles and tools to assess, address and apply trauma-informed care is essential in creating systems-wide services that identify and meet clients’ needs at various levels of severity and readiness. more

Leadership Breakfast: High Performance Teams

imageEffective teamwork is critical to the success of any organization, and fostering an environment of collaboration and communication can be complex. To examine these topics, CityU’s School of Applied Leadership will host a Leadership Breakfast, High-performance Teams: Building cohesion. Empowering innovation. Driving results. Through debate and deep exploration, eight dynamic speakers from diverse industries will share specific ways to build cohesion, empower innovation and drive results. more
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From Afghanistan to Amazon

C2C_Richard-Carter_March-2015_2This month, Army Staff Sergeant Kurt Erickson will begin leading a new team – one outside the military – at his new job at Amazon. Erickson found his position through a program run by Camo2Commerce that provides service members business training and internships at area companies.

As the education partner for Camo2Commerce’s Heroes Corporate Fellowship Academy, City University of Seattle taught business fundamentals like leadership skills and project management to service men and women transitioning from Joint Base Lewis McChord.

In the military, Erickson gained plenty of experience leading a team, but what he learned through CityU was how to empower the individuals he works with.

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Student Profile: Swati Swaminathan, Project Management Graduate Certificate

Swati-Swaminathan_2015Seattle, known for its tech-obsessed, coffee-drinking, rain-tolerant residents, is a prime destination for international students who want to immerse themselves in a culture of innovation that gave way to companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks and Boeing.

City University of Seattle makes that experience possible for many students from all over the world. CityU’s International Student Office has decades of experience in helping with unique admissions requirements of international students who want to study in the U.S.

“I would definitely recommend City University to everybody because it’s very versatile, the degree programs are great and the faculty is very understanding,” said Swati Swaminathan, a student from India who came to study the U.S. “And I would especially recommend CityU to international students. If you are an international student, you’ll understand how CityU makes life so much easier while getting a degree in the United States.”

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