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Northeast Ohio Study Abroad Returnee Conference

Saturday, September 30, 2017 
Baldwin Wallace University
Center for Innovation and Growth

Students in Northeast Ohio who have recently returned from a study abroad program, as well as faculty and university staff involved with or interested in study abroad, are invited to attend the 2017 Northeast Ohio Study Abroad Returnee Conference. 


Student, Faculty, and Staff Registration is Now Open!

Student Registration Fee: $10
Faculty & Staff Registration Fee: $15

To register, please complete the following Online Registration Form 

Payment details are included on the form. Attendees have the option of paying by check or credit card. If you choose to pay by credit card, there will be a link on the Registration Form that will take you to a Baldwin Wallace website to issue an electronic payment. 

[Faculty and Staff please note, there is an option on the form to register a group of students. If you choose this method, be sure to calculate the total cost for the group when issuing the payment]

Sample Conference Agenda

  • All conference presentations and activities will be conducted in the The Center for Innovation and Growth at Baldwin Wallace University. 
  • For additional information, contact Explorations/Study Abroad, Baldwin Wallace University at
Time Presentation/Activity Room  Speakers/Moderators

9:00 - 9:30 AM 
Check-in   CIG Atrium       

9:30 -10:00 AM
Welcome & Breakfast (provided)  CIG 113/114  

10:00 - 11:00 AM                                    
Keynote Address  CIG 113/114 Ken Schneck, Associate Professor and Director of the Leadership in Higher Education (LHE) 

11:00 -11:45 AM                               
Morning Session: Constructing Your Story and Using it to WOW Employers CIG 113/114 Baldwin Wallace Career Services

11:45 -12:45 PM
LUNCH (provided) CIG 113/114  
12:45 -1:45 PM
Afternoon Concurrent Session 1A:
Going Beyond Résumés: Marketing Your International Experience & Developing a Personal Brand
CIG 105/106 Nick Vasiloff, Assistant Director of Education Abroad, Office of Global Education, Kent State University

12:45 - 1:45 PM

Afternoon Concurrent Session 1B:
Strategies for Adjusting Back to Life in the U.S. 
CIG 107/108
Autumn Beechler Stebing, Assistant Director of Education Abroad, Case Western Reserve University
Christie Shrefler, Director of Study Abroad and International Student Services, Baldwin Wallace University                    
1:45 - 2:00 PM BREAK   
2:00 - 3:00 PM
Afternoon Concurrent Session 2A:
Breaking Into and International Career
CIG 107/108 Zach Muskin, ISA Alumni Relations Coordinator

Megan Avellana, Global Program Coordinator, Ohio University

Ben Simington, Program Assistant for National Fellowships & University Scholars, Texas A&M
2:00- 3:00 PM Afternoon Concurrent Session 2B:
How Studying Abroad Prepares You for a Globally-Minded Workplace
CIG 105/106
Maureen Purcell, Marketing Strategy Coordinator, Vitamix Corporation

Nate Ward, Export Assistance Network Director, Ohio Small Business Development Center

Darla Roebuck, Vice president, Human Resources for ERICO International Corporation (retired)

3:00 - 3:30 PM
Closing and Evaluations  CIG 113/114  
Keynote Speaker Profile: Ken Schneck 

Ken Schneck

Ken Schneck is an associate professor and Director of the Leadership in Higher Education (LHE) Program at Baldwin Wallace University where he teaches courses on anti-racism, ethical leadership, and how individuals can work with communities to create a more engaged and just world. Before joining Baldwin Wallace, Ken served as a faculty member and dean of students (the Chief Student Affairs Officer) at Marlboro College in Southern Vermont. He is the host and producer of "This Show is So Gay," a nationally syndicated, award-winning radio show, and a regular contributor to the “College,” “Impact" and “Queer  Voices" sections of the Huffington Post. His first book is entitled “Seriously…What Am I Doing Here? The Adventures of a Wondering and Wandering Gay Jew” (May 2017).   

Special Thanks

To the following organization for helping organize and plan the conference: 

  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Cleveland State University
  • Kent State University 
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