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How to Prepare Students for Global Economy

October 29, 2008

How can Cheyney University help prepare students to be more competitive in prospering in a world economy?


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well, this is a tough question. basically, we can practice that by organizing events, and get the students involved.
ezmoz 7:05AM 08/13/10
it's not easy to prepare students for the real life especially at this tough times for economy but some of them need to take any job opportunity and prepare for the future.
spread trading 11:55PM 07/28/10
1. The first thing we can do is to develop a new class on how to invest your money and the best way to go about doing it. This will help because in today’s economy companies and business go down everyday, so you would not want to invest into the wrong thing. 2. Teach students the important of saving and not spending your money on useless wants not needs. 3. Bring people from wall street in to talk to students about investing
Troy G 4:17PM 03/30/09
I love that idea..."America's Globally Focused HBCU"…in order to be Globally Focused, it is important to ensure students (faculty and staff) are Globally Equipped and Connected in every way possible. Garvin and Althea have great ideas (mostly be Cheyney alum/students!) As a Cheyney University Alumnae, I agree that Cheyney students need increased opportunities to engage in global internships and educational opportunities. Research shows that learning a new language is easier when you are able to immerse yourself in the culture of the language. Bring lecturers from other countries to teach courses are Cheyney! The benefits of living, learning, and working in different cultures and countries are limitless. Cheyney cannot position itself as a global leader or prepare students to compete in the global economy if its students and faculty not engaging, growing, exploring, learning. and teaching globally. It may be advantageous to incorporate a division of international affairs/students into the Business Department (long-term strategic goal). Equally, important is the integration of international/global topics across the curriculum University-wide (short-term strategic goal). In addition, implementing or revitalizing existing student exchange program (which Cheyney held during my years of study) is a great way to bring diversity to the university and encourage resource sharing from nation to nation as well as from student to student. Hats off to Gavin for becoming a Peace Corps volunteer! Cheyney should have at least one PC volunteer each year! When you are finished in Africa, come back to Cheyney and recruit others to do the same thing each year! Cheyney students must be equipped with the tools and resources needed to compete globally. Utilize the telecommunications center and communications department to link students and faculty with international opportunities –this one is within reach now I am sure of it! Is this currently happening? What are these tools? Ask students, trustees, leaders, professors, and faculty to embark on a campaign to answer this question and define what tools are relevant to the university. Then, work together to implement a program (or initiative) to address the findings in a systemic and intentional way to bring these tools to the university. In my view, it would be a good idea to explore building relationships with” sister universities” abroad to partner with in to establish teaching and learning opportunities. Another idea, replace or “reinvent” the Freshman 101 class with “Global Leadership through Academic Success: How to be an Exceptional, Globally-Competitive Student” and require each enrolled student to take this course. Finally, from day one when students step take their first step in the historic quadrangle during the famous “Freshmen Week", motivate and charge the students to “Think Globally “(alternative to "thinking big"). “Think Globally “. Explore Worlds of Opportunity." send a check for let’s say $1837.00. :-) Or donate the funds on my behalf to CU advancement fund on my behalf to enrich the lives of students.
Joyous Soul 4:15PM 12/25/08
1)Stress the importance of not only completing the language requirement of two courses but also trying to become fluent in another language. 2)More effort and funds should be put into the office of international studies (not sure if thats the actual name). Ms. George knows of opportunities that fits almost everyone but only a select few actually get wind of those opportunities. 3)Add something about global economy to our misson or vision statement. i.e. "America's globally focused HBCU"
Garvin 4:13PM 10/29/08
Partner with companies that assist students in Global preparedness. It's best to not re-create the wheel so you can focus on what the immediate needs of the university are. I don't have any examples of companies that do so. But this company ENVIRONMENTAL DEFENSE FUND ( is has a program to prepare college students to be Environmentally Conscience in the work world. They have partnered with other HBCU's in the past and displayed their work at the 2008 National Urban League Conference. Cheyney would be a great addition to tehir roster. Basically, I am sure there are programs like these that prepare students to be prepared to work with a global economy.
Althea 4:12PM 10/29/08



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