Summit Offers International Business Strategies to USF Students

By Daylina Miller


TAMPA, Fla. (Feb. 2, 2010) -- USF students with an interest in international business will have an opportunity to learn more about the challenges to the world’s economy and network with international business leaders at USF’s International Business Board’s Florida Student Summit on Global Business, Friday, Feb. 12.


A variety of companies and organizations from the area will be on hand at the Marshall Student Center ballroom, where students can network with leaders from the global business world.


Students will have the opportunity to share ideas with other students and hear from speakers on the topics of leadership, entrepreneurship, culture and customs and internships.


Sessions include communication skills, how to dress for business overseas and a discussion panel on global business in Florida. Students also will discuss the current economic situation and why global business is more important than ever.


Featured speakers include: Grant Petersen, president of the International Business Summit and chairman of the British American Business Council in Tampa; Walter Andrusyszyn, adjunct professor for international Business at USF; and Richard Wainio, port director and chief executive officer for the Tampa Bay Port Authority.


The event is free, but students interested in attending must register at


For more information, contact summit coordinator Jamie Kennedy at (813) 758-2726 or



The University of South Florida is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of only 25 public research universities nationwide with very high research activity that is designated as community engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  USF was awarded $380.4 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2008/2009. The university offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The USF System has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on institutions/campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.