Impactful International Business Internships

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Global Dimensions does business worldwide

Adding Value to the Organization

Global Dimensions offers meaningful international business internships. As an intern at Global Dimensions for eight months and counting, I can confidently say that my time here has been among my most impactful and formative internship experiences. Over the course of my time here, I’ve had the opportunity to work on an interesting and diverse range of projects. These projects covered most steps of the international business process. I worked through the initial stages of researching foreign markets and regulations to every step of the establishment process. I have even had the opportunity to use my foreign language skills to find business opportunities and translate documents. More importantly, I have never felt that my time was being wasted on busywork. I feel that I am adding value to the company’s mission and goals with every assignment.

A True Team Member

Global Dimensions offers opportunities to learn more about different parts of the industry and contribute my knowledge and experience to company operations. But it also offers a unique work environment. Interns for many companies are subject to micromanagement and fluff. This is not the case at Global Dimensions. Furthermore, communication is no-frills and straightforward. My supervisor Jim is respectful of my time. He trusts me to get work done on a flexible schedule and without constant supervision. At the same time, all of the staff I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with are extremely helpful and understanding. I am kept updated on the company’s international operations. And this is the case even when the matter doesn’t directly concern me. In other words, I’m treated as a full team member with a stake in the company’s success despite only interning part-time.

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The wide range of meaningful assignments and the hands-off and respectful work environment are what make Global Dimensions a unique place to work. I would highly recommend an internship here for anyone interested in international business and taking a leading role in growing a company overseas. For more information about internships at Global Dimensions, visit their Careers page, or view openings on Handshake.

By Maximilian Dunat

International Business Internship Experience

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A great work environment

My Favorite Internship

Of the many jobs and internships I’ve had, my time at Global Dimensions has far and away been my favorite. From meeting new people to learning new skills to having new experiences, this internship has been a diverse learning experience. At Global Dimensions I’ve never felt like anything less than a valued member of the team. In my experience, that isn’t all that common with an internship.

Amazing Training Opportunities

Last August I had the chance to attend a two-day training on foreign military sales. It was an incredible opportunity since most companies would not pay for an intern to get such training, and I learned a lot. I’ve also gained experience in a range of government processes and been able to apply that knowledge on a variety of projects. As an international affairs major, the international aspects of this internship have been particularly interesting and applicable. Through my research about a variety of countries Global Dimensions has looked at for doing business I have gained knowledge that I have used in my classes and will use at future jobs. I have also had the chance to do more in depth research about countries that are in my area of interest. This has been particularly helpful because it overlaps with topics in my classes.

Professional and Personal Balance

One of my favorite aspects of this internship is the leeway I have when it comes to doing my work. My supervisor trusts me to get things done on my own time. He encourages me to prioritize my schoolwork over assignments that are not time sensitive. This is extremely helpful in creating a good work-life-school balance and, in my opinion, the optimal way to do an internship. At the same time, I feel like I am held to a high standard of work. Since beginning this internship, the quality of my work has improved because of feedback from my supervisor.

International Business Internship

Overall, working at Global Dimensions has been a very positive experience. I don’t feel like I’ve been treated any differently than other employees because I am an intern, and everyone has been welcoming and helpful. I have learned a lot in a variety of topics, and it is knowledge that I will take with me going forward because it is applicable in the field I am pursuing. If you are interested in pursuing a rewarding internship with Global Dimensions, visit their Careers page. They also post open internships on Handshake.

By Thora Gibbs

Pride In Our Veterans at Global Dimensions

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We thank all veterans for their service, today and every day!

Honoring our veterans

On this Veterans Day we’d like to highlight one of our Global Dimensions warriors, Command Sergeant Major (US Army retired) Joe Lawson. CSM Lawson served as an Intelligence Analyst for over 27 years, having deployed to Operation Southern Watch, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, as well as many others.

Our veteran employee Joe with his wife

What does this Veterans Day mean to Joe?

“To me I feel that we should be thankful every day for what GOD has given us and follow His rule to love one another always, but on Veterans Day we can do more and go one step further. On Veterans Day we should make it a point to seek out Veterans, shake their hands and say THANK YOU from the bottom of our heart. The Veteran does not ask for this, but he or she deserves this. The Veteran either was told to serve (drafted) or decided to serve (volunteered for a variety reasons) and performed the mission (job) that was placed in front of him or her. Less than 1% of the population will ever understand what this felt like. “

“The sacrifice of a Veteran is something that a price can’t be put on and our freedom is a result of the sacrifices every Veteran has made. We should also remember to thank the Veteran’s family for supporting them along the way. The family makes a huge sacrifice along with the Veteran. Thinking back to why Veterans Day was established, to celebrate the end of World War 1, to me every Veterans Day is a day I can celebrate our Veterans and their families for all the sacrifices they have made for me and my family. I know that without the Veterans in our communities we would have few or no freedoms for our children and grandchildren to enjoy. I wish you all a happy Veterans Day, now find a Veteran and say THANK YOU!”

We value our veterans

At Global Dimensions, we are proud of our efforts to employ veterans. Our President/CEO of the company, Chris Newton, continues to serve with over 34 years of Active Duty and US Army Reserve time. You can read more about Chris here. Nearly our entire senior staff are veterans. From all of us, we’d like to thank you for your service and wish you the best this Veterans Day.