By Trexie Patron, VP Marketing – IB Club | ASM BBA student – IBM concentration

On February 15, 2018 (THU), the International Business CLUB of Acsenda School of Management (ASM) held the first guest speaker of the term.  We invited Mr. Christian Hansen, Regional Director, Pacific, Department of Foreign Affairs Canada and Natalie Doust, UBC co-op student with DFA to speak with our students about international trade and career opportunities in the industry.

Mr. Hansen is a natural speaker.  He spoke with us about the different sectors that international trade encompasses.  He shared his experiences to the level where everyone could understand the topic.  Most of the audience is composed of ASM students and professionals from the industry, and he answered trade issues that were raised by some trade experts that attended the meeting.

Ms. Doust appealed to the students since she is a student herself.  She shared her experiences on her co-op placements and encouraged us to do volunteer work in the field that we are interested working in.

Overall, I can say that ASM was lucky to have highly influential speakers to inspire and encourage our students to think more about the world of international trade.