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INTERNATIONAL SERVICES & TRENDS

The mission of the International Trends and Services is to expand the global platform for programs designed and developed to service the education health and cultural needs of people of African descent throughout the world.  The foremost goal of the international trends and services facet is to provide opportunities for tangible service in other countries.

The Pine Bluff Chapter is committed to implement the Links Signature Program, LIFE (Links International Business and Foreign Affairs Empowerment), in collaboration with Watson Chapel High School and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Office of Global Engagement. The main goal of the program is to educate students about the vast career choices available beyond the United States. The purposes are (1) to create a future job pool of young minority students focused on careers in international business and foreign affairs, and (2) to fill a major void in racial diversity in the international business arena and foreign appointments. Participation in the program requires attendance at, and participation in, approximately six two-hour workshops over the program period.  Those workshops will address such issues as cultural differences; cultural tolerance; foreign- service and global business careers; and leadership, negotiation, and communication skills. The anticipated outcome of participation in the program is that the activities will serve as catalysts to spark student interest in education in general, and specifically in international business and foreign affairs. United States State Department statistics indicate that minorities represent less than 2% of diplomatic and foreign affairs assignments. 

Email Dr. Jacquelyn McCray, Co-Chairman, for information: jmc7744@cablelynx.com

    Dr. Carolyn Blakely, Co-Chairman, cfblakely13@yahoo.com

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