BUSINESS HAS NO BORDERS
Global readiness is about getting you the skills you need to engage in business across borders and enhancing your adaptability to respond to new business demands.
Top Skills Employers WantEach year, the Forbes Human Resources Council lists the Top 10 Skills Employers Look For. Their most recent lists includes "global readiness" skills like resilience & curiosity, comfort with ambiguity, and the drive for continuous learning. Engaging with international business concepts while at UT helps build these skills.
Career Readiness Means Global ReadinessThe National Association of Colleges and Employers explicitly includes global readiness in its definition of career readiness, as the ability to demonstrate "openness, inclusiveness, sensitivity, and the ability to interact respectfully with all people and [to] understand individuals’ differences."
Indeed, Adaptability is KeyNo employee will know all the answers all the time, but how will they manage when they are forced to adapt? Employers need people who have cultivated adaptability by engaging different perspectives, thinking critically, and communicating effectively. Practice viewing things through different perspectives hone these skills.
SO GET READY.
The increasingly global context in which business now operates requires multi-faceted skills to succeed:
- Cross-cultural teamwork is increasingly the norm.
- Customer service has no borders, and clients can come from anywhere.
- Supply chains are increasingly subject to global disruption.
- Global regulatory systems require a broad, interdisciplinary perspective to navigate.
Prepare for these realities by making the most of your time at UT. Explore ways to do that below, and get ready for whatever and wherever the world throws at you.
Add International Business to Your Studies
CGB Events and Insights
CGB brings global leaders to your screen as they discuss challenges of today and insight into possible tomorrows, provoking conversation among students, policy experts, and business executives.
Business Language Preparation
These cultural interviews with international executives help with language study and understanding how business works in countries around the world.
International Education Week
Texas Global organizes this celebration of international education and exchange throughout the world each November.
International Business Students Association
Open to all UT students. This student organization is committed to learning about foreign business practices, culture, and customs to understand our international economy more fully.
UT PALS Partnerships to Advance Language Study
PALS is a campus organization that emphasizes one-to-one interactions between international and American students interested in teaching or learning another language.
Planet Longhorn is a UT student-run organization with a mission to enhance the exchange experience of international students. Make friends from around the world!