Ivy Tech celebrates Education Week with free presentations

Ivy Tech Community College is celebrating International Education Week with free global activities scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15, and Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the College’s Lawrenceburg Riverfront campus.

Community members are invited to join the Ivy Tech Global Studies Department and students, faculty, and staff in celebrating the week with free lunch-and-learn presentations by a local engineer who has traveled the world on business and the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council.

The first lunch-and-learn event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg Riverfront Campus Business Conference Center, 50 Walnut St.

The featured presenter will be Robert Higginson, who has worked as a process engineer for major companies for over 25 years. Throughout his career he has traveled to many countries for business, with prominent stays in China and Brazil. Higginson will discuss his experiences and tips for international business travelers.

The presentation will also include a discussion of professional interviewing techniques with Rachel Cooper, Ivy Tech Career Development Adviser.

A second lunch-and-learn opportunity will be presented from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, by the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs

Council at Riverfront Campus Business Conference Center. The Council provides outstanding resources on tri-state global education, international exchange, and cultural awareness.

International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.

It is observed across the United States and in more than 100 countries overseas as an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.