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Champlain College students work for state trade partnership

first_imgBURLINGTON, Vt.–Champlain College students Heather Littlefield, Anna Wisniewska, Alina Stanciu and Emily Howland have been working atthe Vermont Global Trade Partnership (VGTP) during the spring 2007 semester. These Champlain College students earned their internships through a competitive interview process.Vermont business people access a broad range of trade services through the VGTP, a state program which has established an office in the S.D. Ireland Family Center for Global Business and Technology on the Champlain College campus. Champlain offers the only International Business program in the state of Vermont.Businesses can receive assistance with: reviewing trade regulations, tariffs and logistics, researching new markets, importing and exporting, product sourcing, trade missions, overseas trade shows, and networking opportunities.Additionally, student Emily Howland is doing a four-month internship in Shanghai, China. She is an intern at the Shanghai Small Enterprise Trade Development Center, promoting international business relationships. Howland is no stranger to China, having studied for four years in Beijing. She is a fluent speaker of the Chinese dialect of Mandarin. Howland is sharing her experience in China via a student blog.Prior to this spring internship, she has been continuing her role as lead research assistant for the Vermont Global Trade Partnership. In November, she accompanied a Vermont delegation on a trade mission to China and assisted as an interpreter. More recently, she organized Vermont’s participation in the American Education Fairs in Taiwan. She also hosted a tourism representative from China and toured her around Vermont.”I’m looking forward to getting experience in working in a Chinese office,” she said. “It’s a similar organization to where I work now — I’ll just see things from the other side.” Howland grew up in Richmond, Vt. and is a graduate of Mt. Mansfield Union High School.Littlefield, from Morrisville, Vt., is a graduate of People’s Academy. She is finishing her bachelor’s degree in International Business and she brings retail experience to the VGTP, including shipping and receiving responsibilities for textiles. With the VGTP, she performs research in areas that include sourcing and distributor searches, as well as regulatory market reports.Wisniewska is a native of Poland. She is a Business and Management major who also brings human resources and accounting knowledge to the internship.Stanciu is from Romania and she is an International Business student. Stanciu is helping the VGTP investigate new business opportunities in Romania and Bulgaria — which are new members of the European Union.last_img read more

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Syracuse earns No. 6 seed in South Bend Region, will face No. 11-seed Chattanooga in 1st round

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 17, 2014 at 7:53 pm Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edu Syracuse (22-9, 10-6 Atlantic Coast) earned a No. 6 seed in the South Bend Region of the NCAA Tournament and will play No. 11-seed Chattanooga on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Lexington, Ky. The game will be televised on ESPN2.Shortly after the announcement, Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman guaranteed a first-round victory. If Syracuse does defeat Chattanooga (29-3, 18-0 Southern), it will advance to play the winner of No. 3-seed Kentucky and No. 14-seed Wright St. on Monday.“We’re going to win the game,” Hillsman told reporters at the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center. “We’re not going there to lose. I can’t leave here thinking we’re going to lose the basketball game. I don’t think we’re going to lose the game.”Although guards Rachel Coffey and Brittney Sykes admitted they know nothing about the Mocs — other than Sykes knowing they’re from Tennessee — Hillsman said he’s somewhat familiar with Chattanooga and already seemed to have a knowledgeable scouting report.“You got to look back and see why they’re playing well and they’re just a very balanced team,” Hillsman said. “They do a very good job of shooting the ball. They have inside-outside presences and they’re a very good basketball team.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCoffey said that although she and her teammates don’t know much about their opponent, they’ve got to treat it like any other game, even though they’re playing a No. 11 seed.ACC foe Notre Dame earned the No. 1 seed in the South Bend Region and Baylor was awarded the No. 2 seed.Syracuse will practice Tuesday and Wednesday in Syracuse before heading to Kentucky on Thursday. By Saturday, Hillsman said he’ll have watched 80 percent of Chattanooga’s games.“No sleep,” Hillsman said. “Starbucks and Tim Hortons. I just don’t like not knowing, so I’m going to know. I’m going to know and our team is going to know everything I know. Which is probably going to be bad for them. We’ll be very familiar with them by the time Thursday comes around.”Hillsman said the team is not focused on a potential second-round opponent.“You have to win that first one,” Hillsman said. “We understand that playing Kentucky or Wright State would be a tremendously fast game. That’s all we know.”Because SU hasn’t played since it fell to North Carolina State on March 7 in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament, it has been able to focus an entire week solely on itself. It will now have five days to focus solely on Chattanooga.Said Hillsman: “We’re ready to play.” Commentslast_img read more