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Global Professional Training: East and Southeast Asia

Texas Global is pleased to announce that the 2020 Global Professional Training: East & Southeast Asia Symposium will take place virtually throughout the month of October. The two-day conference, coupled with follow-on workshops and career panels, will further your knowledge of East and Southeast Asia and provide you with resources for seeking careers that engage with the region.

The symposium will include:

  • Expert panels and in-depth discussions covering geo-political and socio-economic trends, social movements, and popular/traditional culture
  • Training for virtual networking and opportunities to interact with peers, professionals, and academics with interests and experience in the region
  • Career panels with UT alumni from government, nonprofit, education, business, media, and STEM
  • Interactive workshop and goal-setting sessions exploring the key tenets of ikigai

We invite you to participate in this opportunity to learn more about a diverse, dynamic, and critical region of the world.

Texas Global is grateful to the sponsors of Global Professional Training and thanks Mr. and Mrs. Bill and Judy Bollinger in particular for their generous support in making this program possible.

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"I really loved the panels. I got lots of information about opportunities I never knew could be options for me." - Shreya Angana, B.S. '19 Public Health

Symposium Details

October 10 – 11 

Two-day Virtual Conference  

October 13
3:00-4:30 p.m. CDT

Workshop: Strategies for Virtual Networking and Interviewing

October 18
1:00-2:30 p.m. CDT

Workshop: Seikatsu Goalsetting

October 20, 22, 27, and 29
7:00-8:30 p.m. CDT

Alumni Career Panels

  • Government and Education
  • Business and Banking
  • Media and Marketing
  • STEM


  • Sessions to take place on Zoom 
  • No registration fee  


Download the agenda and check back for the most recent information.

Download the Agenda



Register to receive login information for each session during the virtual symposium.



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GPT taught me how to work efficiently with those of a different culture that function professionally in ways different than on my own. Miguel Robles, B.S. Communications Studies '18, GPT Attendee , Peace Corps Volunteer in Indonesia
Saera Durrani
GPT [is] a really great way to make global friendships. I'm from South America, so I already know a lot about Latin American cultures and I've been to Europe, but it didn't really spark an interest in me. I like learning about developing countries and I’ve always looked towards Asia. Saera Durrani, B.A. '20 International Relations and Global Studies , How GPT Inspired Saera Durrani to Study, Intern and Work in Asia