ACU welcomes international students in internship
For immediate release
May 26, 1999
A summer exchange program for five Abilene Christian
University students and five Universidad Autonoma de Laguna
students from Torrejon, Mexico, will be more than a cultural
exchange. The students, all business majors, will compare
and contrast U.S. and Mexico business practices and human
resource management techniques.
Dr. Malcom Coco, director of internships and assistant
professor of human resource management at ACU, has organized
the exchange program, a first at ACU. It will begin June 1
with an orientation process and luncheon.
"This international exchange internship program offers
ACU students and students from the university in Torrejon
the opportunity to learn business cultures in U.S.-based and
Mexico-based companies," Coco said. "It should open the
students' eyes to the concept of a global marketplace like
no other college experience."
Participating students will be introduced to the Abilene
economy through June 1 orientation sessions at ACU's College
of Business Administration. Dr. Thomas Kim, economist in
residence at ACU, will present Abilene's economic forecast
at 8 a.m. Then, at 9 a.m., Dr. Ted Presley, director of
ACU's international studies, will offer a cultural
orientation, and at 10 a.m., Charlie Dromgoole, president of
the Abilene Chamber of Commerce, will present information
about Abilene's industrial strength.
Students will be paired for internships at these local
businesses: Hendrick Medical Center, First National Bank,
Abilene Regional Medical Center and the Small Business
Development Center. Each pair of students will consist of
one ACU student and one student from Mexico.
Students will be introduced and then released to
host-company representatives at an 11 a.m. June 1 luncheon
at Hendrick Medical Center. The Abilene internships will
continue through July 2. After that, the 10 students will go
to Torrejon on July 3 to start a month-long internship with
similar corporations in Mexico.
While in Abilene, the students from Mexico will be living
in ACU's University Park apartments. When the group travels
to Mexico, ACU students will stay with the families of their
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