March 15, 2019
What exactly is an “intercultural” job, and where are they? What education, skills, knowledge, and intercultural experience are essential to get these jobs? How can you either begin or shift a career focus? How can you build on your own background to incorporate intercultural work in your career? This interactive workshop will explore these questions as they apply to the intercultural career interests of all participants.
Dr. Mary Meares is on the faculty at the University of Alabama, where her research focuses on intercultural groups, workplace diversity, virtual teams, and perceptions of voice. She has taught intercultural and organizational communication in the U.S. and Japan, and served as the first intercultural specialist for the Semester at Sea comparative cultures study-abroad program. Mary has been recognized for her teaching, receiving the Faculty Mentor of the Year at Washington State University and the University of Alabama Alumni Association Award for Teaching. She has consulted for educational, corporate, and public service organizations in the areas of intercultural transitions, team building, and conflict.