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Mission

Globus is an interdisciplinary, pre-professional organization providing students interested in international business and politics with educational events, career training, and networking opportunities to empower people worldwide through business and policymaking. 

Education

  • Speakers and roundtables.  Past events have included:
    • Lecture and Panel on Economic Transformation in Africa with Bishop Zac Niringiye of Kampala, Uganda and professors from Wheaton College Economics Department (September 2014)
  • Film showings and talkbacks with Academics
    • Documentary showing and talkback with Wheaton College professors remembering the Rwandan Genocide (April 2015)
  • Tours of international corporations
    • Money Museum and Lecture at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (December 2014) 
    • Gum factory belonging to the Mars Corporation (April 2015)
    • Private tour of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and conversation with CEO (April 2015). 
    • We frequently receive invitations to major off-campus events, including the 2015 HALB (Harvard Association for Law and Business) Symposium. 

Career Training/Networking

  • Coming in late April 2015: The Global Business Exchange at Wheaton: 
    • The GBE is an online forum for networking and idea incubation in international business.
    • Created and hosted by Globus but a cooperative effort between business organizations.  
  • Globus hopes to significantly expand its connections to international organizations and corporations in the Chicago area to directly facilitate internship opportunities for students. 

Empowerment

  • Supporting Social Entrepreneurship
    • Hosting the Elevate Competition.  Winning businesses were an updated global emergency response software (Harvard Business School) and a cellular-based inventory system for logging medical supplies in third world countries. 
  • Dedication to global political and economic justice.  
  • Giving back through service: Beginning fall 2015, Globus will be partnering with a variety of organizations to perform domestic or international service (volunteering at missions organizations, hosting blood drives, participating in microfinance, opportunities, and engaging in educational partnerships with local schools). 

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