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May 2017

Rising to the Top: IUGB Students attend Business Case Competition For Professional Risk Managers' International Association (PRMIA)
Mr. Ibrahim Berte (current Treasury and President of the Mathematical Risk Management Student Association at Georgia State University) and Mr. Moussa Sanogo, (Vice President and board member of the Risk Management Student Association) and Mr. Joshua Ababio recently participated in and placed 2nd in the 2017 PRMIA Business Case Competition on February 25, 2017th at Mercy College - Herald Square Campus, 66 W 35th St, New York NY.  More than 30 teams entered the competition and only 16 advanced to the New York regionals.
The PRMC (The Professional Risk Managers' Competition, a competition of the  PRMIA Institute , (Professional Risk Managers' International Association) encourages undergraduate and graduate students from multiple disciplines to use critical and creative thinking skills to solve realistic business problems with a risk management focus. Ultimately, the PRMC aims to develop and strengthen professional and social relationships across students, faculty, and risk professionals.  Graduate/undergraduate students in Canada, the U.S. and the EU may compete.  Regional Challenges are held in PRMIA London, Russia, Edmonton, Chicago, New York, Vancouver, Montreal, Netherlands or Toronto chapters, and these winners will present their cases at a final International Challenge.   Read More...
We're All In This Together
IUGB hosts Conference Addressing English Language Instruction in Côte d'Ivoire

IUGB, Ivoirian English teachers and the U.S. State Department all have a stake in improving English language teaching in Côte d'Ivoire.  The ongoing business success of the nation's young people depends on the ability of its young citizens to think, problem-solve and write and speak English fluently.  Also, IUGB's mission, as an American-style nonprofit, student-centered institution striving for international distinction, is to deliver an English-language higher education in fields critical to Côte d'Ivoire and Côte d'Ivoire's and West Africa's growth and development.   For this reason, IUGB sponsored an English teaching conference with the theme "We're All in This Together: Improving the Quality of English Teaching in Côte d'Ivoire." The conference, held April 8, 2017 on the Grand Bassam campus, attracted roughly 70 participants from partner high schools, FPACI (a national English teachers' association), representatives from the U.S. embassy, and IUGB faculty.   Read more...
Get Into the Professional World 2
IUGB Hosts Second Annual Career Day

On Saturday April 8, 2017, IUGB staff and faculty hosted their second Career Day ("Get Into the Professional World 2") on the University's Grand-Bassam campus. About 200 attendees participated, including corporate representatives, students, faculty and administration. The program was designed to provide students with a dynamic and tangible experience that facilitates connections between students' academic pursuits and future professional endeavors. Career Day also provides companies detailed information about IUGB's academic programs, as well as IUGB graduate profiles .

Ten (10) companies/institutions participated in the event: the World Cocoa Foundation, KPMG, Price Waterhouse Coopers, General Electric, GT Bank, Ivorian Sweets, Côte d'Ivoire Tourism, Afrikland Hotel, International Cocoa Organization and the Association of Chartered Accounts of Côte d'Ivoire.

The Vice President for Academic Affairs opened the general session with a welcome address on behalf of the University. Company representatives then presented their overviews and their activities.  Faculty from IUGB's academic programs and the Center for Continuing Education presented detailed information about their curricula.  Representatives from individual companies then had individual conversations with students and parents in assigned classrooms. The students took the opportunity to speak one-on-one with company representatives and to present their resumes in hopes of securing internships and job offers.

The event resulted in internships for some of the students or job lead possibilities.  The companies in attendance got a first-hand look at IUGB's success in educating its students and an idea of the financial support necessary for the University to achieve the level of a world-class educational institution.

The IUGB Foundation, a 501(c)3 U.S. tax exempt nonprofit organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, is the fundraising arm of the International University of Grand-Bassam. The Foundation is committed to helping IUGB realize its vision of becoming a  Regional Center of Higher Education Excellence in West Africa.
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