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International Careers Expert to Discuss How to Go Global at WKCTC

Stacie Berdan, international careers expert, seasoned global executive and award-winning author, will present Go Global at West Kentucky Community and Technical College September 17.

Berdan will discuss how todays employers are becoming increasingly global, and the demand is on the rise for individuals who are prepared to enter the
ever-changing and growing global marketplace. She will discuss why its important for everyone to start thinking globally.

During the two presentations on the WKCTC campus, which are free and open to the public, Berdan will share her expertise with audiences from her new book, Raising Global Children to address the need to raise globally aware children both at home and in school.

The 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. presentations will provide students, teachers, parents, counselors, and business and community leaders with strategies and tactics for topics such as
  • taking steps to becoming a global thinker.
  • why todays workers need global skills to compete, whether at home or aboard.
  • how job seekers can develop international qualifications and build a global resume.
  • why students should pursue a foreign language and study abroad.
  • the critical roles todays teachers play in preparing students for a global economy by inspiring curiosity about different cultures in the classroom.
  • the practical ups and downs of working internationally.
  • what an international career in public relations and marketing looks like and how to pursue one.
  • what raising global children means, why global awareness is important, and how to develop a global mindset.
The 11 a.m. presentation will be held in the Clemens Fine Arts Center. School groups are invited to attend. To bring a group or get more information, contact Carolyn Perry, WKCTC Spanish professor and event organizer, at (270) 534-3205 or

The 7 p.m. public presentation will be held in Crounse Hall 101. Refreshments and a book signing will follow the presentation. Copies of Berdans books will be on sale.

Berdan has authored four books on the intersection of globalization and careers, which earned her two business-career awards. She has appeared on NBCs Today Show, CNN International, ABC News America This Morning, NPRs Marketplace, and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time and International Herald Tribune among dozens of other national media. Berdan has lived abroad and worked in more than 50 countries and continues to counsel companies on global issues. To find out more about Stacie Berdan, visit