Welcome to Global Connections

A virtual learning environment that brings fun and engaging extra-curricular experiences and events to Global Campus students.


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Carson Career Info Sessions: John Sommer from Hilton Worldwide

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Find out what it’s like to work for Hilton Worldwide and learn more about the hospitality management industry during this live and online Carson Career Info Session. Carson Career Info Sessions are hour-long presentations about career opportunities in various segments of the hospitality industry.

At the livestreamed presentation John Sommer, the Regional Director of Human Resources at Hilton Worldwide, will speak about several career opportunities within Hilton; specifically their Management Trainee Program, internships, and direct placement positions. John is a WSU Carson College of Business graduate and President of the Hospitality Business Management Board of Advisors.

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Ready Player One Online Book Club

August–September 2017

Geek out on this year's common reading book, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline, during the WSU Global Connections online book club in August! Join other WSU Global Campus students and your Global Connections program coordinator—and book enthusiast—Kaitlin Hennessy for a fun, informal meeting about this year's read.

Book club gatherings will be held in the online BlackBoard Collaborate Ultra room on:

  • August 29 at 7 p.m. for Chapters 1–12
  • September 12 at 7 p.m. for Chapters 13–25
  • September 26 at 7 p.m. for Chapters 26–39

Kaitlin will bring book topics to chat about as well as share interesting Ready Player One related news, articles, and information. Feel free to bring anything you'd like to talk about, or just show up for casual conversation.

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Getting Started with Food Preservation

Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 6:00 p.m.

As the growing season comes to a close, many people are looking to preserve their abundance of fresh fruits and veggies. If this sounds like you, be sure to register for this Global Connections webinar with WSU Consumer Food Safety Specialist Dr. Stephanie Smith.

At 6 p.m. on Sept. 28, Dr. Smith will demonstrate how to make Quick Kosher Dill Pickles and answer all your food preservation questions—live and online. Learn the basics of food preservation, food safety, and storage methods so you can start preserving food for your household this fall!

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PNW Collegiate Leadership Conference 2017: Generation Activism

Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 11:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

The Pacific Northwest Collegiate Leadership Conference is the largest student leadership conference in the region, and this year a selection of the conference’s interactive workshops will be livestreamed. The event will bring students together in Pullman and online to develop effective leadership skills.

Log into one workshop or the entire conference to match your interests and previous leadership experience. The skills you gain can be applied to your professional and personal life. Student attendees range from all different majors and walks of life.

At each session you’ll be able see the presentation live and online, join the conversation via a chatbox and submit questions to the presenter. Every Global Campus student who participates in the conference will be sent a gift from their student government, ASWSUG.

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Online ‘80s Trivia Night

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

Remember huge shoulder pads, Pac-Man, the Rubik’s Cube, and big hair? If you remember the 80s like it was yesterday, be sure to join Global Connections for the next Ready Player One themed trivia night at 7 p.m. on October 3. While having read this year’s common reading book may prove helpful, it is not required to participate. Trivia topics include ‘80s Pop Culture, Video Games, Spielberg, Space Age, and Virtual Reality.

Here’s how it works: Participants will be randomly placed into teams with fellow Global students. Teams will be given a question and can collaborate to determine their answer by mic or chat. At the end, each member of the team with the most correct answers wins a $10 eGiftcard for Amazon!

The race is on.

Watch past Global Connections events on our YouTube channel, WSU Global Connections.