News Feed Item

CEIBS and UN Sign Strategic Partnership

Agreement provides internships for MBA Students at UN HQ in NY

SHANGHAI, April 25, 2014 /PRNeswire/ -- Within a few months, two China Europe International Business School MBA students will be working from the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Today, CEIBS and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) inked a deal that will pave the way for the school's MBAs to gain vital international work experience through internships at the UN.

"This will be a fantastic learning experience for our students," said CEIBS President Prof. Pedro Nueno during the ceremony at CEIBS Shanghai Campus.

Arnaud Monges, a French student from MBA Class of 2014, and Elaine Gu, a Chinese member of MBA Class of 2015, were selected from among 50 applicants who vied for the prestigious six-month-long internship. They began the first stage, a two-month part-time internship at the UNOSSC's Shanghai office, last week. This will then be followed by at least two months working full-time at the UNOSSC New York office starting in mid-June. The final leg will be another stint at the UNOSSC's Shanghai office. After the half-year internship is completed, they will receive a certificate from the United Nations and can also request a specific recommendation letter from the organisation for future job applications.

"Throughout the internship, CEIBS students will assist in overall project management, conference planning and support, marketing, research, budgeting, and other activities assigned by UNOSSC," explained MBA Director Professor Chen Shimin in providing an overview of the South-South-Global Assets and Technology Exchange (SS-GATE) Internship Programme. The students will also be a bridge between UNOSSC and CEIBS alumni in the private sector as well as participants in CEIBS EMBA programme.

"This partnership will further provide an opportunity for knowledge exchange that will enable participants to find and pursue new opportunities in international and local communities. The ever growing demand for highly skilled employees reinforces the need for such partnerships," said UNOSSC Project Consultant Mr. Kingsley Kalusha, who spearheaded the project. "We are of the view that the partnership will benefit CEIBS as an institution both in terms of outreach and visibility. The good work of the students will not only be attributed to them but to the very core values of CEIBS."

In an excellent example of cross departmental collaboration, CEIBS Foundation provided sponsorship of RMB40,000 per student to cover living expenses for the interns while they are working at the UN's New York office. Both students expressed their gratitude to the UN, as well as CEIBS MBA and Foundation Departments, for working together to provide them with this opportunity.

Monges, who has long had an interest in the UN's global role, said he was particularly excited about being assigned to the SS-GATE project because it promotes cooperation between developing countries. He is currently working, at the UNOSSC's Shanghai office, on issues related to the environment. "Thanks to this new collaboration, Elaine and I are going to be able to work for the largest intergovernmental organisation in the world in both Shanghai and New York," he said.

Gu is now working on healthcare related issues. "SS-GATE facilitates the realisation of actual business transactions through a market mechanism," she said enthusiastically. "I'd love to leverage my business knowledge and experience to make a real contribution."

About CEIBS:

The China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) offers a unique combination of "China Depth, Global Breadth" – taking advantage of its position as a leading business school in Asia to train responsible leaders. CEIBS' vision is to become the most respected international business school by linking East and West in teaching, research, and business practice and by promoting China's social and economic development through high-impact knowledge creation and dissemination. The school's origins as a joint venture between the European Commission and the Chinese government have allowed CEIBS to develop a unique positioning in offering truly world-class business management education with proven China expertise. After 20 years of phenomenal growth, CEIBS' impressive 13,500+ alumni base includes 2,000+ CEOs and top-level decision makers. CEIBS offers a full-time MBA, part-time Finance MBA, EMBA, Executive Education and PhD programmes. CEIBS has campuses in Shanghai and Beijing as well as operations in Shenzhen – in the South of China – and in Accra, Ghana.

About United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation's SS-GATE:

The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) established the South-South Global Assets and Technology Exchange (SS-GATE), headquartered in Shanghai and endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly as being an effective system in providing relevant development solutions. The SS-GATE initiative is one level of UNOSSC's 3-in-1 support and service delivery architecture for South-South cooperation. SS-GATE is a physical and Internet-based platform that securely facilitates the exchange of technologies, assets, services and financial resources between small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and other entities for inclusive growth of developing countries in the South. The market driven system matches demand and supply for technology transfer and finance in core areas such as infrastructure, human development, food security, global health and clean energy and environment.

For more information please contact:
Charmaine N. Clarke, CEIBS Marketing & Communications,
+86-21-2890-5509, [email protected]eibs.edu

SOURCE China Europe International Business School (CEIBS)

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICOHOLDER named "Media Sponsor" of Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO. ICOHOLDER give you detailed information and help the community to invest in the trusty projects. Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO has opened its Call for Papers. The two-day event will present 20 top Blockchain experts. All speaking inquiries which covers the following information can be submitted by email to [email protected] Miami Blockchain Event by FinTechEXPO also offers s...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory? In her Day 2 Keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Aruna Ravichandran, VP, DevOps Solutions Marketing, CA Technologies, was jo...
Predicting the future has never been more challenging - not because of the lack of data but because of the flood of ungoverned and risk laden information. Microsoft states that 2.5 exabytes of data are created every day. Expectations and reliance on data are being pushed to the limits, as demands around hybrid options continue to grow.
Poor data quality and analytics drive down business value. In fact, Gartner estimated that the average financial impact of poor data quality on organizations is $9.7 million per year. But bad data is much more than a cost center. By eroding trust in information, analytics and the business decisions based on these, it is a serious impediment to digital transformation.
Daniel Jones is CTO of EngineerBetter, helping enterprises deliver value faster. Previously he was an IT consultant, indie video games developer, head of web development in the finance sector, and an award-winning martial artist. Continuous Delivery makes it possible to exploit findings of cognitive psychology and neuroscience to increase the productivity and happiness of our teams.
The IoT Will Grow: In what might be the most obvious prediction of the decade, the IoT will continue to expand next year, with more and more devices coming online every single day. What isn’t so obvious about this prediction: where that growth will occur. The retail, healthcare, and industrial/supply chain industries will likely see the greatest growth. Forrester Research has predicted the IoT will become “the backbone” of customer value as it continues to grow. It is no surprise that retail is ...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Business professionals no longer wonder if they'll migrate to the cloud; it's now a matter of when. The cloud environment has proved to be a major force in transitioning to an agile business model that enables quick decisions and fast implementation that solidify customer relationships. And when the cloud is combined with the power of cognitive computing, it drives innovation and transformation that achieves astounding competitive advantage.
Evan Kirstel is an internationally recognized thought leader and social media influencer in IoT (#1 in 2017), Cloud, Data Security (2016), Health Tech (#9 in 2017), Digital Health (#6 in 2016), B2B Marketing (#5 in 2015), AI, Smart Home, Digital (2017), IIoT (#1 in 2017) and Telecom/Wireless/5G. His connections are a "Who's Who" in these technologies, He is in the top 10 most mentioned/re-tweeted by CMOs and CIOs (2016) and have been recently named 5th most influential B2B marketeer in the US. H...
How is DevOps going within your organization? If you need some help measuring just how well it is going, we have prepared a list of some key DevOps metrics to track. These metrics can help you understand how your team is doing over time. The word DevOps means different things to different people. Some say it a culture and every vendor in the industry claims that their tools help with DevOps. Depending on how you define DevOps, some of these metrics may matter more or less to you and your team.
DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DXWorldEXPO within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive over the long term. A total of 88% of Fortune 500 companies from a generation ago are now out of bus...
DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City and will bring together Cloud Computing, FinTech and Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, AI, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location.
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
@DevOpsSummit New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the world's largest enterprises - and delivering real results.
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Dez Blanchfield joined the faculty of CloudEXPO's "10-Year Anniversary Event" which will take place on November 11-13, 2018 in New York City. Dez is a strategic leader in business and digital transformation with 25 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industries developing strategies and implementing business initiatives. He has a breadth of expertise spanning technologies such as cloud computing, big data and analytics, cognitive computing, m...