College of Charleston hosts German-American Business Summit

The College of Charleston hosted its first German-American Business Summit on Feb. 2 in the college's Stern Center Ballroom.

The summit was organized by the College of Charleston's German Program.   File image

The College of Charleston hosted its first German-American Business Summit on Feb. 2 in the college's Stern Center Ballroom.

This gathering featured a job and internship expo for College of Charleston students with German companies including Mercedes-Benz Vans, BMW, Bosch, IFA Rotorion, KION, Hubner, Continental Tire, Stoebich Fire Protection, Zeltwanger, and Kuehne + Nagel.

German Embassy minister-counselor Robin Mishra attended the event and Sam Moses of Parker Poe spoke on "Building Bridges between Higher Education and German Industry in South Carolina."

A panel discussion on workforce needs featured representatives from Mercedes-Benz Vans, Bosch, BMW, IFA Rotorion and the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S.

The summit was organized by the College of Charleston's German Program, the Career Center, the School of Business, and the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, in partnership with the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern United States. It concluded with a networking reception for attendees from the business community.

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