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The German-American Business Summit (GABS) is the perfect opportunity to recruit new talent from community colleges and universities in the Lowcountry, discuss and explore issues pertinent to German-American industry, and network with other businesses and influencers in higher education. Now in its 5th iteration, GABS is being held in a virtual format due to the ongoing pandemic. The summit consists of virtual Career and Company Information Sessions and a virtual conference on topics of interest to members of the German-American industry community. The College of Charleston German program, Career Center, School of Business, and School of Languages, Cultures, and World Affairs, are hosting the event.

Virtual Career and Company Info Sessions: All Day
Companies have the opportunity to recruit students from the College of Charleston, The Citadel, and Trident Technical College, and others, with the option for both general information sessions and one-on-one conversations with students. This event will take place within the Handshake platform and is separate from the conference registration.
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Student Registration (opens January 21)

Conference 2:00-5:00pm

2:00 pm: Introductions

2:15 pm-3:15 pm: Systems Engineering in German-American Industry: Opportunities and Challenges

Moderator: Dr. Olufunke "Funke" Oladimeji, Instructor of Systems Engineering, The College of Charleston

Panelists:

Dr. Katharina Renken, Project Manager at Hapag-Lloyd AG, Hamburg

Hyun Su Nam, Systems Engineer at Mercedes-Benz Vans LLC, Charleston

Austin Cheek, Business Development Manager, Siemens USA, Atlanta

3:30 pm-4:45 pm: Lessons Learned from COVID-19: Recalibrating German-American Industry in the Pandemic

A conversation between Kevin Bangston, General Manager of Distribution Network Development at Daimler Trucks North America, and Dr. Iris Junglas, Professor and Noah T. Leask Distinguished Chair in Information Management and Innovation, with additional commentary from industry leaders in the Charleston area. 

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The German-American Business Summit 2021
The German-American Business Summit is the perfect opportunity to recruit new talent from community colleges and Universities in the Lowcountry, discuss and explore issues pertinent to German-American industry, and also network with other businesses and influencers in higher education. Now in its 5th iteration and being held in a virtual format due to ongoing pandemic, the summit consists of virtual Career and Company Information Sessions and a virtual conference on topics in German-American industry. The College of Charleston German program, Career Center, School of Business, School of Languages, Cultures and World affairs, are hosting the event.
Thursday, February 4, 2021
 
Attendees: 1 No Charge

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