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    Pictured from left to right: Julio Pinto-Criollo, Ana Martin, Joshua Owen , Maarit Grajeda, and Denys Lytvynenko.

    Known for world-class logistic specialists, the “G” in GLS can occasionally be overlooked. But, the G, denoting global, is a key player in the Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) professional designation program. Not only does the award-winning program prepare students with ship-to-shelf training solutions for those involved in the international movement of goods, the program attracts a truly international contingent of students seeking to gain supply chain/logistics training with a U.S. perspective.

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    The CCPE Center for International Trade and Transportation will be hosting its annual State of the Trade and Transportation Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, October 15, 2014. This year's discussion entitled, 'Globabl Trends, Local Impacts, Big Decisions,' will focus on what changing trends mean for the economy, the environment and the future of our region as a trade gateway. For more information, go to the Town Hall Meeting 2014 Event Page.

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    CSULB Classroom AIRC-400.jpgUnder the auspices of the College of Continuing and Professional Education, the CSULB Center for International Education (CIE) handles both international students studying at CSULB and matriculated CSULB students interested in studying abroad. This month the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) is featuring CSULB in a member spotlight on the AIRC blog.

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    The CSULB College of Continuing and Professional Education, in cooperation with the College of Business Administration, offers two separate AACSB-accredited MBA programs to working adults—the Daytime Accelerated MBA and Saturday MBA. Drawing upon the campus’s longstanding reputation for international involvement and academic rigor, the program attracts students from across the U.S. and abroad. Watch the video to learn more about the program through the eyes of students and faculty. More detailed information about these programs may be found on the MBA main page.

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    On May 19, 2014 the CSULB Center for International Education (CIE) held a special commencement celebration for international students in the idyllic Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden nestled on the northwest corner of campus. Each year California State University, Long Beach welcomes international students from six continents as a practical demonstration of its commitment to mutual cultural awareness. Staff commencement speakers included CSULB Interim President Don Para, Interim Provost and VP David Dowell, Associate Vice President and Dean of International, Continuing and Professional Education Jeet Joshee, Associate Dean and CIE Executive Director Terrence Graham, and International Student Services Director Melissa Lyon. This year’s two student speakers, Gaurav Bhattacharya and Soumia Abdoun, both shared inspirational messages for the audience of graduates, guests, and loved ones. Read on to see their brief reflections on their journeys to completing their degrees.

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    After earning his Bachelor’s degree from UCLA and working as a consultant for school districts for over 10 years, Justin Rich decided to get his Master’s degree. While researching programs, he came across the Master of Public Administration Distance Learning (DLMPA) program at CSULB, and was motivated to apply due to the program’s flexibility, which would allow him to work full-time and raise a family while earning his degree.


    “While working with public school districts, I realized the challenges that public administrators face due to the many hats they are required to wear,” Justin said. “I’ve seen the impact that capable and dynamic administrators can have on public agencies, which encouraged me to seek a formal degree to prepare me for a career in public administration.

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