Listen up, international students!!! This is an opportunity for your voice to be heard. If you have an innovative idea that you want to pitch in front of employers, this is your time. Global Cleveland is hosting the 2017 Global Employer Summit, and invites you to submit your idea.

You might have worked on a research paper, given a presentation at school or come up with a brilliant idea that you think might benefit a company or workplace – if so, this is your time to shine!

The showcase will assemble Global Cleveland’s employer partners and other community leaders to discuss the topic of engaging with international talent. This conference will show companies how to effectively tap into the immense potential of the global talent being educated, resettled or immigrating to Cleveland to fill workforce needs and become a driver of economic growth across the region.  We are expecting 120+ attendees from 80+organizations, ranging from CEO to human resources and talent acquisition staff.

This whole day summit will be breaking into a morning session, a lunchtime international student showcase session, and an afternoon session. While the morning and afternoon sessions are informational panels for the employers, employers will be directed into the international student showcase during lunch, where they will have the chance to browse and listen to students’ pitches. This will be a great opportunity to gain exposure in the business world – and to prospective employers or professional connections.

This opportunity is not just limited to current students; if you were previously enrolled, a graduate or an international newcomer currently residing in Northeast Ohio, you can also start filling out your application form.

Global Cleveland is currently accepting application through May 10th, only applicants submitted during this time will be considered. Winners and runner-ups will receive a certificate issued by Global Cleveland, and possible opportunities to pitch at future Global Cleveland events.

For more information on the requirements for pitching, how to submit your pitch idea, judging and voting process for 2017 Global Employer Summit click here