As a way to continue promoting diversity on a campus with many international students, Eastern Michigan University's chapter of the American Marketing Association came up with the idea of an event on global business ettiquette, set to take place on Tuesday, March 28 from 5:15-7 p.m. in Student Center room 310B.
The marketing club is partnering with EMU's International Student Association for the educational event where student representatives of a multitude of countries, including Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Nepal and more, will speak about business ettiquette in their country of origin.
Saif Foqaha and Rashmi Rai, Eastern students that make up the social impact team of American Marketing Association, said that they do not believe other schools have hosted an event like this before.
"Our idea basically for this is because EMU is so diverse and they're always promoting diversity on campus," Rai said. "Even from a business perspective, we wanted an opportunity to showcase how business works outside of American culture."
While American Marketing Association does a lot of events mostly focused on business majors, this event can benefit students going into any career field.
"Sometimes what's right here might be disrespectful in some other cultures," Rai said. "So when you're aware of that and when you go out into the real world for a conference or something that's outside of America, you're not culturally appropriating anybody."
While the opportunity will be a way for students to learn about different countries' etiquettes, it will also be a networking event and feature fun games and prizes.
"[American Marketing Association] has some connections from the College of Business like from some of the professors and stuff, they come for the events like every week, they talk about stuff related to business," Foqaha said. "So it's gonna be for education and learning more about cultures, but it's also going to be a fun event."
Additionally, professional attire from the University Advising and Career Development Center's Career Closet on campus will be available.
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