Welcome to Global Connections

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


Global Case Competition

Registration opens on February 1

Global Campus students are invited to participate in WSU’s Global Case Competition, which brings teams of students together to tackle a problem faced by another country—and win prizes.

Here’s how it works:

  • You can apply as an individual or apply as a team. WSU’s International Programs Office will then approve or assemble teams of students. Each team must have four to six students from different disciplines and campuses.
  • WSU then unveils an issue of global interest. Previous topics have included plastic waste in Brazil, arsenic poisoning in Bangladesh, and earthquake relief in Haiti.
  • The teams have about two weeks to create a two-page solution to the problem. Judges pick five finalist teams, which create a 10-minute presentation for judges. Global Campus students can present online or in person at the WSU Pullman campus.
  • The winning team may receive travel opportunities or a cash prize.

WSU Libraries Series: A Galaxy of Information

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, a brave young student was sent on a quest to seek knowledge. That student entered the library and disappeared amid the stacks of books, never to be seen again.

Today, that knowledge is just a few keyboard taps away. And WSU reference librarian Lorena O’English will show you how to harness its power—and become a warrior amid writers—as easily as a Jedi wields a light saber.

In her trilogy of online presentations, Lorena will reveal the powerful secrets of these crucial academic tools: Databases, journals and sourcing. Don’t make a Wookiee mistake. Awaken your inner scholar, and let the resource be with you, by joining any or all of these events:

Episode 3- Sources: Return of the Scholar

February 16 at 5:30 p.m. (PST)

Episode 3- Sources: Return of the Scholar explores the differences between primary, secondary, and tertiary sources and how they can be different in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

President’s Concert

February 18 at 8-10 p.m. (PST)

Interim WSU President Dan Bernardo will join the WSU Symphony Orchestra to narrate Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.” This classic children’s story tells of the adventures of Peter and his animal friends ― the bird, the duck, and the cat ― who try to capture a wolf, with each character represented by a different instrument.

Career Connections: Interest Assessment

February 23 at 12 p.m. (PST)

WSU career counselor Chris Miller’s Career Interest Assessment uses such tools as the O*NET Interest Profiler, and Holland codes, which match jobs with personalities. You’ll take an assessment in advance, and Chris will help interpret the results, their implications for careers, and how to use them in networking. This workshop is valuable for career exploration, research and decision-making.

Career Connections: Personality Assessment

March 1 at 12 p.m. (PST)

In WSU career counselor Chris Miller’s Personality Assessment webinar, you’ll take a Myers-Briggs-based analysis in advance, and get a four-letter code that indicates your personality type, and preferred ways of communication. Chris will then help you examine the results and how to apply them. This workshop enhances your understanding of team building, yourself and others, and different working environments.

Crimson and Gray Virtual 5K

March 12-20

A cougar can sprint up to 50 mph. But, unless one is chasing you, you don’t need to go nearly that fast to participate in ASWSU Global and Global Connections’ upcoming Crimson and Gray Virtual 5K run.

You have one week to participate in this free 5K. You go at your own pace and preferred route: on a treadmill, in a park, on the beach – wherever you are! Earn your free medal by sending a photo of yourself decked out in Coug gear and sporting your race bib to global.connections@wsu.edu. This event is only open to Global Campus students. Please use your WSU email address when submitting your photo.

One Week. One Run. Go COUGS.