2018 concordia annual summit: Upwardly Global
At the 2018 Annual Summit, Concordia hosted two separate “Day of Engagements”. The first Day of Engagement showcased Upwardly Global’s (UpGlo) partnership with Starbucks, which materlizes the company’s commitment to hire 10,000 refugees by 2022. UpGlo is an internationally recognized, nonprofit organization with a mission to eliminate employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees and integrate this population into the professional U.S. workforce. On the day, participants engaged in a series of mock interviews with refugees and migrants from the UpGlo community, expertly designed to emulate a real interview with the purpose of increasing the candidates’ confidence, skills, and interview techniques. Over the course of the day’s activities, participants enhanced their cross-cultural communication skills, which included coaching, providing feedback, and interview methods.