Aug 01, 2012
Carnegie Mellon University's H. John Heinz III College hosted a cohort of students from Mexico, Central and South America on its Pittsburgh campus. The students took part in a week-long orientation workshop for Heinz College's MSIT - MATI program, a dual degree partnership through which graduates receive both a masters degree from CMU and a masters degree from Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico.
During the orientation, held July 23-27, 2012, the students attended professional development sessions that covered topics ranging from writing to negotiation, met program faculty and explored the cultural offerings of Pittsburgh. The students were officially welcomed earlier in the week by Heinz College Dean Ramayya Krishnan and they also attended a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game.
Diana Basto, assistant director of executive and international programs, helped coordinate the visitand says the orientation is a great chance for the distance learning students to build a rapport with each other as well as Heinz College faculty.
"The topics covered during the week are extremely beneficial for students starting out in the MSIT-MATI program," she says. "Hosting the students here in Pittsburgh also gives them an opportunity to make meaningful personal connections with their classmates, in addition to spending some time on CMU's main campus with program instructors."
Heinz College is committed to creating strong international partnerships and has relationships with several organizations and higher education institutions in Latin America. Through these initiatives, Heinz College offers scholarships and dual-degree opportunities to more than 50 students from Latin American countries each year.
For more information about Heinz College's Latin American partnerships, visit http://hnz.cm/Latin-American-Partnerships.
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