On Thursday, April 9th, Ms. Ruth Malcom will visit my Spanish & Entrepreneurship course. (Click here for time and place.) Ms. Malcom is originally from Guatemala. There are at least 20 extra seats in our room, so I invite others to join us if they would like.
Ms. Malcom currently works at ISS, Inc. in Champaign, and she describes her previous work experience as follows:
"I worked in different countries as a strategic planning and management consultant, research and development and quality control manager for the food industry, sales representative and Spanish interpreter. Some of the organizations that I have worked for are: PCA, S.A. (consulting firm), Nestle, Pollo Campero, Univeler, Molinos Modernos, Unipharm, PUMA Energy, Georgetown University, and Alimentos Ideal among others."
Our topic for that week is "Entender y atraer a los clientes"/"Understand and Attract Clients," but I have asked Ms. Macom to touch on the following:
- Share some projects that she worked on while working in Latin American companies and countries.
- Describe the Latin American business culture as she experienced it.
- Recount any problems she encountered due to cross-cultural practices and expectations or language issues.
SPAN 332 students, please do two things:
- Leave a comment here with a question or comment for Ms. Malcom. Let her know what you're interested in, what you'd like to know about working in Latin America or with Latin Americans, etc.
- Check your schedule. I would like to invite two of you to have lunch with Ms. Malcom and me at Timpone's at 11:30 on April 9. I'll collect the names of those who are available on Thursday, and randomly pick two. (If you have another suggestion about how I should choose, let me know!)