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The German-American Business Summit is the perfect opportunity to recruit new talent from community colleges and Universities in the Lowcountry, discuss and explore issues pertinent to German-American industry, and also network with other businesses and influencers in higher education. Now in its 4th iteration, the summit consists of a 2-hour job fair, a conference on topics in German-American industry, and a reception for participants from industry and the community and educators. This year the summit will take place again at the Gaillard Conference center, two blocks from the College of Charleston. The College of Charleston German program, Career Center, School of Business, School of Languages, Cultures and World affairs, and Department of Supply Chain and Information Managment are hosting the event in partnership with The Citadel and Trident Technical College. In addition, CofC’s newly created Systems Engineering Program will sponsor the panel discussion.

Job Fair 11:30am-1:30pm
Companies have the opportunity to recruit not just German majors, but business, chemistry and computer science students from the College of Charleston; engineers and business students from The Citadel; and students completing A.S. degrees at Trident Technical College, along with students from throughout the region and high school students interested in apprenticeships. Last year, 280 students from seven different universities attended the event.

Conference 1:30-5:30pm
The conference will consist of a keynote presentation (TBA) and a panel discussion on Digital Transformation sponsored by CofC’s new Systems Engineering Program.

Reception: 6pm: Hosted by Mercedes-Benz Vans
A reception for educators and administrators and guests from industry, and a chance to network and make lasting connections in industry and build bridges with our educational institutions.