Global Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University Help Connect International Chinese Students to Area Employers

News Release: Monday, September 9, 2013

In an effort to retain high-skilled international talent in Northeast Ohio, Global Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University, plus MotivAsians, Wells Fargo, Margaret W. Wong & Associates and Cleveland State University, on Tuesday (Sept. 10) will present their first-ever Mandarin-Speaking Professionals and Graduate Students Networking Workshop and Employer Reception.

Over 200 Mandarin-speaking graduate students and professionals in the area are set to attend the networking workshop followed by a reception with representatives from 20 area companies conducting business in Asia.

A workshop from 5 p.m. until 6:30 at the Thwing Center Ballroom on the CWRU campus will feature a presentation by Ratliff & Taylor Senior Vice President of Leadership Initiatives Barbara Danforth.
Immigration attorney Margaret Wong will deliver a Chinese welcome, followed by remarks from Global Cleveland President Joy Roller, MotivAsians Co-President Jennifer Luu and Case Western Reserve Associate Provost for International Affairs David Fleshler. The networking session for students and employers is scheduled at 6:30, lasting for 90 minutes.

As part of its Asian Initiative, the event is aimed at fulfilling Global Cleveland's mission of increasing Northeast Ohio's population and strengthening the region's economy. Today there are over 5,000 foreign-born individuals attending Northeast Ohio colleges and universities. These students have begun putting down roots in the region, and some may wish to remain.

International students represent over 20 percent of the student body at Case Western Reserve. Many also have the skills and the networks to help grow the region’s companies.

Global Cleveland and its co-sponsors are helping students build networking skills through opportunities to meet area employers who need Chinese language talent in their global businesses. To learn more, contact Global Cleveland President Joy Roller, 216-427-3282,

Posted by: Marvin Kropko, September 9, 2013 08:28 PM | News Topics: Official Release