Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cómo estás?

 

Hola! Here’s a big welcome from our bus driver, Aribas with his charismatic and slightly cheeky smile to you readers out there!  

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If there was one certain thing about time - it's its apparitional and uncanny ability of making time transcend beyond that of human standards. Panama seems nothing but a distant and faint memory, albeit one that is forever etched into my list of "Top 3 trips I've been to", and even that would be a severe understatement.

For those of you who stumbled upon this blog because you received a flyer from our booth, welcome and thanks for reading. If you haven't yet noticed, this blog holds my somewhat nonchalant and to many extend, casual recount of what happened before, during and after Panama.
 
Here's why you should apply :
 
 
1. Times rated "Panama" as the #1 place to visit in 2012
http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/travel/45-places-to-go-in-2012.html?pagewanted=all

2. Of the ten most populous countries in 2010, 4 of the top 5 are emerging markets.
 
 
3. The BRIC Nation (Brazil, Russia, India & China) is said to dictate where our global markets will be heading in the near future. Panama, albeit not in BRIC, is a leader in Latin America in terms of standing out as an emerging market. Info taken from : http://www.ft.com/home/us
 
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4. This will look GOOD on your resume - companies now are increasingly seeking employees with some international experience. Among a survey conducted by pwc, employees rank international experience as the #2 growth priority. (Click to enlarge)

5. You will have a TON of fun – from cultural visits (Indian tribe) to swimming at the waterfall to practicing that new line “estás bonita” you learnt from your Mexican friend. More than anything else that I’ve got off this trip is some solid friendship (till today our cozy little group still hangs out and keeps in touch!)
 
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6. You will have an in-depth knowledge of the way companies operate in emerging markets – how it differs from the U.S., with more ambiguity and challenges (not exactly a bad thing as you’d learn later). Best thing is you get to speak to industry professionals during your visit to companies in Panama (we visited Copa Airlines, The railway company, Banco General and Industrias Panama Boston – all industry leaders in their respective field).
 
 
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*Companies are subjected to change.
 
 
For those of you who are interested in finding out more information, swing by our info session, or send me an e-mail (lee.4706@osu.edu), I’ll be glad to answer any of your questions!
 
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Adiós!

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