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Localized: Breaking Into Product Management

Are you interested in pursuing a role in tech but you want to work in a non-engineering focused role? If you’re studying engineering, marketing, business management, psychology or another related field you might want to learn about a role in Product Management.

Learn about:

  • What a product manager is responsible for
  • What experience you need to enter the field
  • How to land your first role or internship
  • What kind of work a product manager does on a day-to-day basis

About Ronke Majekodunmi

For many years, Ronke Majekodunmi (she/her) has been a noteworthy leader and powerhouse in product management. She has dedicated her career to creating outstanding, world-class products. She actively invests her time in educating the next generation of product leaders.

Her mission is to make the world of product management more accessible for diverse product makers entering the field by providing insights and authentic experiences for the next generation to draw from.

Ronke actively uses her website and podcast to engage with fellow product managers and provide valuable content that helps expand their careers and create clarity from ambiguity. You can read more on www.ronkepm.com or tune into her podcast “Product Magic” on your favorite listening platform!

Trend Micro: Summer Business Intern Dallas, TX – no visa sponsorship available

About the Company

Trend Micro, a global cybersecurity leader, helps make the world safe for exchanging digital information

Fueled by decades of security expertise, world-leading global threat research and intelligence, and continuous innovation, our cybersecurity platform protects hundreds of thousands of organizations and millions of individuals across clouds, networks, devices, and endpoints

With 7,000 employees across 65 countries, and the world’s most advanced global threat research and intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to simplify and secure their connected world.

Job Description

Next-Gen Business Professional: Dallas, TX

Summary: As a part of the Trend Next-Gen Business Professional program, a summer business internship at Trend Micro is a terrific way to explore the potential for launching your career in the rapidly growing global technology industry. Additionally, it could open the door to consideration for the Marketing Rotational Associate track, which is a new-grad track focused on developing future business leaders in the company.

Your summer internship will allow you to contribute to a number of different critical business and marketing functions. It will also expose you to a broad range of senior managers and executives from around the world in a dynamic, positive, and collaborative environment.

Highlights: 11 week summer program June – August, 2023 Dallas-based January 2023 interviews Multiple positions open

Other Requirements

You need to be:

  • Currently enrolled in a business-related program in the USA, with expected graduation Spring 2024
  • Able to relocate to Dallas, Texas for the duration of the summer internship
  • Passionate about personal growth, improvement, and challenge
  • Analytically minded, with excellent attention to detail
  • Able to multi-task and work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with strong time-management and organizational skills\

Trend Micro: Marketing Rotational Associate Dallas, TX – no visa sponsorship available

About the Company

Trend Micro, a global cybersecurity leader, helps make the world safe for exchanging digital information

Fueled by decades of security expertise, world-leading global threat research and intelligence, and continuous innovation, our cybersecurity platform protects hundreds of thousands of organizations and millions of individuals across clouds, networks, devices, and endpoints

With 7,000 employees across 65 countries, and the world’s most advanced global threat research and intelligence, Trend Micro enables organizations to simplify and secure their connected world.

Job Description

Summary: The Trend Micro Next-Gen Business Professional program aims to develop the next generation of business leaders, and is a terrific way to launch your career in the rapidly growing global technology industry. With the Rotational Associate track, you will be able to contribute to multiple different critical business and marketing functions, and will also be exposed to a broad range of senior managers and executives from around the world in a dynamic, positive, and collaborative environment.

Highlights:

  • 2-year program
  • Location: Dallas
  • Jan/Feb interviews
  • Start: July, 2023
  • Multiple positions open
  • Successful program grads continue as full-time employees

Location

Dallas, Texas, USA

Other Requirements

You need to be:

  • Currently enrolled in their final year of a marketing/business-related degree or program (graduation spring 2023)
  • Able to relocate to Dallas, Texas for the duration of the rotation
  • Passionate about personal growth, improvement, and challenge
  • Analytically minded, with excellent attention to detail
  • Able to multi-task and work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Results-oriented with a strong ability to take initiative
  • Able to ‘think outside of the box’ and contribute fresh ideas and strategies to an established working system

International Finance Corporation: (Associate) Investment Officer

About the Company

IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries.

In fiscal year 2022, IFC committed a record $32.8 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises.

Job Description

FIG is recruiting an (Associate) Investment Officer to join the Investment Team, which originates, manages and monitors IFC’s financial sector investments across Africa. The Associate Investment Officer will report to the FIG Regional Industry Manager covering Nigeria, Eastern and Southern Africa.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide key support in identification, appraisal, structuring and negotiation of financial sector investments.

• Identify and analyze fundamental competitive strengths and weaknesses of projects or portfolio companies and identify non-financial issues, opportunities and risk/reward factors (e.g. business environment, country, and sponsor).

• Handle disbursements, waivers and complex client interactions such as restructurings; monitor and value equity investments and recommends/executes the sale of holdings.

• Monitor existing investments in portfolio companies, comprising various types of financial entities.

• Review and analyze the financial and operating performance of clients; prepare quarterly risk ratings, annual supervision and other management reports as well as country strategy papers, briefs and project profiles.

• Handle client relationships and provide insight into sector developments in client countries to anticipate new investment opportunities and/or performance issues.

• Apply knowledge of project/portfolio lifecycle to identify and meet critical path milestones, and to implement tasks (including production of documents) in a timely and high-quality fashion for the processing or supervision of projects.

• Actively keep abreast of regional and industry developments and incorporates trends into the processing or supervision of projects.

Location

Johannesburg, South Africa

Other Requirements

Selection Criteria • Master’s degree and 4-6 years of relevant experience in the financial sector, preferably in an investment related function, audit, corporate banking and/or the private equity industry.

• Good understanding of financial and operational characteristics of financial institutions.

• Clear experience and expertise in identifying, evaluating, structuring and negotiating debt and equity transactions; experience in portfolio management.

• Sound business judgment and strong problem solving/negotiation skills, as well as ability to work effectively on simultaneous projects under time pressure.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

• A keen interest in development finance and working in a multicultural environment.

International Finance Corporation: Knowledge Management Officer – MBA or Master’s Degree Required

About the Company

IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2022, IFC committed a record $32.8 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises.

Job Description

The IFC is looking for a high-performing Knowledge Management Officer to support, primarily, its knowledge technology and content management programs.

The Knowledge Management Officer will work as part of a wider team and may also be required to support other unit activities, including meeting facilitation, information management, change management, and learning. The Knowledge Management Officer will report to a senior team member of the unit.

The Knowledge Management Officer will be accountable for the following:

• Support project management of the knowledge technology portfolio through gathering content, technical, and functional requirements; conducting user acceptance testing; and supporting search initiatives.

• Contribute to the design and delivery of content strategy and content management activities, including working with internal clients to update content governance documentation, create a content strategy, and analyze and leverage metrics.

• Assist in developing thematic and industry content collections and conduct content inventories, audits, and gap analysis.

• Build and maintain SharePoint online-based sites and sub-sites.

• Support the renewal of IFC’s approach and user engagement in collecting, managing, and disseminating Lessons Learned, including the creation and governance of an intranet lessons portal.

• Conduct training and capacity-building efforts to ensure that content management standards and practices are understood within IFC.

• Lead taxonomy evaluations and maintenance of terms across WBG taxonomies.

Location

Washington D.C., United States

Other Requirements

Selection Criteria • Must have obtained an MBA or Master’ s degree in related specialty. • Minimum of 8 years of professional experience, with 3-5 years of experience in Knowledge Management-related positions. • Experience with knowledge-related IT tools (e.g., knowledge-sharing platforms) is necessary (with particular emphasis on business requirements definition and usability assessments) • In-depth knowledge of SharePoint, MS Suite of products and collaboration tools, WebEx, Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Adobe Connect. • Project management experience is required (certification is preferred), including designing, planning, and implementing knowledge-related initiatives, coordinating/collaborating with other teams, and executing/facilitating programs and events involving knowledge management or knowledge creation. • Operational knowledge of IFC’s businesses is an advantage. • Ability to articulate complex technical and technological concepts and issues in clear terms. • Ability to work effectively in situations of high demand, pressure, and tight deadlines. • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work in a team environment, as well as under minimum supervision.

International Finance Corporation: Knowledge Management Analyst – Bachelor’s Degree Required

About the Company

IFC—a member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2022, IFC committed a record $32.8 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises.

Job Description

The IFC is looking for a high-performing individual with creative thinking for the role of Knowledge Management Analyst.

The Analyst will support the design and implementation of knowledge flows and knowledge products through an operational content and lessons learned program.

The Knowledge Management Analyst will work as part of a wider team and may also be required to support other unit activities, including meeting facilitation, information management, change management, and learning.

The Knowledge Management Analyst will report to a senior team member of the unit.

Location

Washington, D.C., United States

Responsibilities

• Guide operational teams on best practices for identifying, categorizing, and managing content (including lessons learned).

• Support the development and launch of new knowledge products and tools, which includes user engagement and coordination with IFC’s Information Technology team.

• Assist in leveraging technology for knowledge solutions (including, text-analytics and artificial intelligence).

• Support and guide operations teams in preparing for knowledge events, including highlighting best practices for knowledge dissemination.

• Work in close coordination with key partners on knowledge-related logistics and events management efforts.

• Address client queries regarding posting and managing Intranet content.

• Compile and analyze metrics for KM initiatives and identify areas for improvement.

Other Requirements

Qualifications & Selection Criteria

• Bachelor of Business Management, IT, Data Science, Social Science/Public Policy, Library & Information Sciences, Graphic Communications, Communications, or other relevant qualification. Certifications in Knowledge Management is an added advantage.

• A minimum of 3 years of relevant professional experience. Experience in knowledge technology and text analytics is a plus.

• Knowledge of IFC’s operational policies and procedures.

• Proven ability in the delivery of knowledge dissemination, learning programs, and large-scale events.

• High proficiency in Office 365 is essential; Knowledge of SharePoint, InDesign, Photoshop Tableau, and Adobe Analytics is preferred.

• Excellent oral, written, and analytical skills with attention to detail and ability to prioritize and.

• Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to work in a team environment.

2023 International Business Ethics & Sustainability Case Competition | April 10-14

General Information

The 2023 International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition (IBESCC) will be a hybrid competition held online and on the campus of Loyola Marymount University during the week of April 10-14. Teams of 3-5 members compete in 3 competitions during the event: 

  • The 25-minute competition, in which teams will present a business problem of their choosing, give a full presentation analyzing the ethical, sustainable, legal and financial aspects of a problem, and present a solution that is viable on all fronts.
  • The 10-minute competition, in which teams will incorporate the suggestions given the by judges during the 25-minute presentation and give a 10-minute presentation on the ethical aspect of the problem.
  • The 90-second elevator pitch explaining the importance of the sustainability component of the problem.

The online divisions will compete on April 10 and 11. IBESCC staff will work with teams to find presentation times that will accommodate the schedules of individuals in different time zones. The in-person competition will convene April 12-14 in Los Angeles on the LMU campus. The winners for all divisions will be announced the evening of Friday, April 14 at the Awards Ceremony, which will be live-streamed.

Registration Fees

Early Bird registration fee (until January 31, 2023):

  • In-person: $475/team, includes Welcome Dinner and Awards Banquet
  • Online: $235/team

*Team sponsorships are available to reduce or waive registration expenses – please email ibes@lmu.edu or call Chiray Koo at 310-258-4640 for more details.

Registration Information

To register your team(s) for 2023 IBESCC, complete the following two steps:

  1. Complete the Online Registration Form for each team, which provides the information we need to send email updates to advisors and team members and to print awards certificates.
    • If you do not yet have a topic or all your team members, please write TBD in those spaces and use the link in the confirmation email to update later.
    • You may submit your registration form before making payment.
  2. Submit payment to guarantee your spot in the competition.
    • Pay online here. Payments for online and in-person teams cannot be combined and must be paid in separate transactions. See instructions below for sending a check.

To facilitate organization of divisions and the recruitment judges, please complete Step 1 of the registration process asap, even if you cannot make immediate payment.

Competition Overview

The International Business Ethics and Sustainability Case Competition (IBESCC) consists of three separate competitions: a 25-Minute Presentation followed by Q&A and feedback; a 10-Minute Presentation and a 90-Second Presentation. Teams compete in all three competitions, which require different skill sets.

Registration information and fees can be found on the 2023 IBESCC webpage. More information about the competition can be found at the Competition OverviewPresentation Guidelines and FAQs.

Fundação Dom Cabral- International Student Opportunity

FDC, the 9th best Business School in the world* – based in Brazil – has a unique opportunity for international students. The School offers the possibility of a full educational experience in the country, with no additional cost **.

This experience is made of four international courses, part of FDC´s Specialization in Management Program, that provide an authentic taste of Brazil. From May to July 2023, these courses will focus on what makes Brazil this unique place and what is like to do business in the country, a land full of opportunities, social challenges, and diversity. A fertile ground to discuss and learn about business and social innovation, interculturality, the entertainment industry, and creative economy.

The experience goes beyond the classroom, taking participants to real interactions with local leaders, communities and students, besides visits to traditional entertainment spots. This journey represents a special opportunity of learning through “live cases” and day-by-day management practices.

All international students in a post-graduation program or a master’s degree are welcome!

See the courses:

  • Creative Economy and Global Impacts
  • Entertainment Business Management from Football to Carnival in Brazil, part 1
  • Entertainment Business Management from Football to Carnival in Brazil, part 2
  • Diversity and Interculturality

15h each discipline, 3 ECTS, from May to July, 2023. The courses are offered in person.

These courses take place at FDC’s Belo Horizonte City Campus.

Submit an Application for the 2023 End Poverty Innovation Challenge (EPIC)

GBSN member school students are invited to apply to the 2023 EPIC, a global competition and pipeline for outstanding social ventures that provide sustainable grass roots solutions to local poverty reduction challenges.

EPIC, the End Poverty Innovation Challenge, is focused on engaging the next generation of social entrepreneurs from post secondary institutions worldwide in developing the next generation of social ventures that lift the livelihoods of the poor. 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 31 December 2022

About the Competition

EPIC, the End Poverty Innovation Challenge is an impactful program of the Social Venture Foundation. The competition focuses on engaging the next generation of social entrepreneurs from post secondary institutions worldwide in developing the next generation of social ventures that lift the livelihoods of the poor. 

The global competition is a pipeline for outstanding social ventures that provide sustainable grass roots solutions to local poverty reduction challenges.

  • 5 finalists will be selected to compete in the final challenge held virtually on Feb 9th, 2023
  • Top 3 winners receive a year of customized monthly mentoring with EPIC leadership.
  • Remaining 2 finalists receive 3 months of monthly mentoring with EPIC leadership.
  • Top 3 winners receive a monetary prize enabling them to facilitate a commercial proof of concept.
  • Top 5 receive personalized feedback from the judges, who are leaders in business and impact investing.
  • Applicants will join a network of like- minded entrepreneurs working toward ending poverty.
  • Applicants receive 10 free virtual “seats” at the final challenge for friends and family. 

Winning Prize

The winners of EPIC 2023 will receive financial support of $5,000 plus mentorship for a year to help winning teams conduct commercial proofs of concepts.

Guidelines

Your project…

  • Creates jobs for unemployed youth and delivers affordable social impact for low-income communities
  • Addresses a poverty reduction or SDG Challenge.
  • Prioritizes social impact over financial gain.
  • Is transformative and potentially scalable to over 100 million people
  • Generates a sustainable funding stream.
  • Has a product or service that is environmentally sustainable.
  • Employs a leadership team with tenacity and a pragmatic vision.
  • Is committed to non-secular and non-partisan mission.

*EPIC competition guidelines are abstracted with additions from “The Power of a Simple and Inclusive Definition” by Elizabeth Garlow & Rich Tafel as published in the Stanford Social Innovation Review May 22, 2013

Contact

For more information, please email info@socialventuresfoundation.org.

Exploratory Workshop on Fair and Just Transition: Business and Human Rights in the Context of Climate Change

Background:
The transition to a net zero economy is a key component of mitigating and adapting to climate change, which poses a range of potential threats to human rights. An enormous amount of financing must be mobilized to support these activities. At the same time, the human rights risks associated with greening the global economy—including mining of
critical minerals and green energy production, among others—are gaining growing attention. However, the business and human rights literature has not yet dealt extensively with the complex connections between climate change and sustainable finance for a transition that respects human rights while facilitating efforts to save humanity.

This exploratory workshop aims identify and map current and emerging research by scholars who work on this topic and explore opportunities for further collaboration. The intention is to host a symposium and organize a special issue or edited book volume on this topic in the near future.

Date and Venue:
This event will be on Wednesday, 30 November 2022 16:15-18:00 CET (10:15 am-12:00 pm EST). It will be hybrid, with in person attendance at the University of Geneva and online on Zoom. While it will take place during the 11th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, it is open to non-attendees.

Expression of interest:
If interested in participating, please email the co-organizers Karin Buhmann (kbu.msc@cbs.dk) and Stephen Park (stephen.park@uconn.edu) by Thursday, 24 November 2022 with the following information:

  • Name, title, and affiliation
  • Any prior and ongoing research, publications, and other work on fair and just transition, business and human rights, and sustainable finance (including any combination thereof)
  • Intention to participate in person or online

Priority will be given to those with an established or emergent interest in this topic. The number of participants will be kept large enough to generate interaction and insights and small enough to enable such interaction. Confirmed participants will be informed by Saturday, 26 November 2022, and an agenda and information on the venue will be circulated prior to the event.

Organizers:

This exploratory workshop is organized under the auspices of the Cluster on BHR and Climate Change under the GBSN Impact Community for Business and Human Rights, and the BHRights Initiative for Interdisciplinary Research and Teaching on Business and Human Rights. The co-organizers are Prof. Karin Buhmann, Director of the Centre for Law, Sustainability & Justice, University of South Denmark, and Professor of Business and Human Rights, Copehagen Business School, and Prof. Stephen Park, Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Business and Human Rights Initiative, University of Connecticut (co-leads of the GBSN Cluster on BHR and Climate Change).

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