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Career Services Workshop: Professional Communication Across Cultures

Wednesday, November 6, 2013 
5:30 - 7 p.m. 
Willow Room, Clark Commons
Admission: Free.
Open to Marylhurst University students and alumni.
RSVP to careerevents@marylhurst.edu.

This workshop presented by 2012 Marylhurst alum Michael Jones of Merrill Lynch will discuss communication skills across the cultures.

How often have you talked with a coworker and walked away thinking they understood what you said, only to find out later that you were slightly, or even completely, misunderstood?

Whether it's your boss, co-workers, or customers, the whole face of business today requires us to interact with people who do not share our exact beliefs, birthplace, customs, social circles, education, religion, etc. Maintaining clear communication at work can be challenging at times; cultural differences offer an additional layer of complexity.

In this workshop, you will learn to recognize some of these areas of differentiation and discuss ways to improve your professional communication skills across cultures.

About Michael Jones

Mike spent more than a decade living as an expat in Tokyo, Japan, working for a Japanese company at the senior manager and executive level. He has worked with and managed people from almost every continent on the earth. Mike was able to climb the corporate Japanese ladder and equates much of his success to being able to professionally communicate with people from various backgrounds.

He is a graduate of Marylhurst University with a B.S. in Business & Leadership. He is an MBA candidate with a concentration in Finance from Norwich University. Norwich is the oldest private military university in the United States and the creators of the ROTC program. He spent 5 years in the U.S. Army as a combat engineer and in combat hospital support roles.

Mike is currently a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch in the Portland, Oregon office. He is a member of the business committee of Japan America Society Oregon (JASO) which promotes small- to medium-sized Japanese companies to do business in Oregon. He also volunteers at Easter Seals as a "Money Coach" to help low-income families make sense of their financial lives.

Questions?
Contact Kirsten Gauthier-Newbury, Career Services, at knewbury@marylhurst.edu
503.534.4025 or 800.800.634.9982, ext. 4025

Sponsored by the Marylhurst University Office of Career Services.
To see other Career Services offerings, see Career Services Events.

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