Name: Katherine Pease
Program/major: Bachelor of Commerce (Entrepreneurship)
Career aspirations: I hope to continue my education and pursue a post-graduate degree in the future. My career aspirations include working with not-for-profit organizations and exploring sustainable agriculture.
Why were you interested in taking this course, Doing Business in Emerging Markets?
I was interested in taking the course for many reasons. To begin with, I want to understand how Canadian businesses navigate the changing global landscape. I want to gain a better understanding of the economic and cultural factors that shape Chile and Argentina. As well, the opportunity to work with local Atlantic companies is an exciting chance to apply course material to the real world.
What do you expect to learn from your visit to Chile and Argentina?
I expect to have a better understanding of cultural differences and similarities. I also expect to be able to identify the unique factors that differentiate the way business in done in those regions.
How do you think this experience will impact your future career?
It will impact my future career in many ways. Due to the invested market research and opportunity to visit the markets in person, I believe I will have a deeper appreciation for the Latin American markets, and may be an asset to a future employer. This experience has also inspired me to continue to look for learning opportunities abroad.