Join us for this IFC webinar where WACE Global Challenge and the work of WACE member, Botho University will be highlighted

How to Prepare Your Students for the Next

Globalization Era

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST

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We are entering the next era of globalization. Following the pandemic, remote work has become commonplace, while environmental and social issues are earning greater attention. How is academia preparing students for this new global market? How are they engaging employers to provide students with the skills needed to remain competitive? What tools and programs exist to help educators in this process? In this webinar, we will explore these topics and discuss practical solutions for taking action within your institution.

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Judie Kay is the Vice Chair Programs and Partnerships and an Executive Committee member for the World Association for Work-Integrated Education (WACE); and a consultant on graduate employability at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). Previously Judie was the Director, Employability & Career Education at RMIT. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.

Aravinda Ram is Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Botho University- a pan African on-campus and distance-learning institution based in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Eswatini. She oversees the University's employability strategy supporting students and alumni. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.

Isabel Dingler is Innovation & Sustainability Consultant at Sharkbite Innovation, a consulting firm based in Germany, where she assists businesses to take action toward achieving the UN SDGs to attain a sustainable future. You can connect with her on LinkedIn.

The session will be moderated by Amy Refaat, Senior Private Sector Specialist, IFC.

Higher education institutions have an unprecedented opportunity to become more competitive by embracing the employability agenda. IFC’s webinar series on Employability in Higher Education shares lessons learned with educators intent on ensuring rewarding careers for their graduates. 


To access information on IFC’s Vitae, which helps higher education institutions to improve their graduate employability, visit:

WACE partners with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) a member of the World Bank Group

WACE is delighted to announce it is entering into a memorandum of understanding to partner with the International Finance Corporation. The IFC’s mission is to ‘advance economic development by encouraging the growth of private enterprise in developing countries’. WACE is partnering with the education division of the IFC which has the goal of developing capacity in higher education institutions especially in Latin America and Africa. This division is particularly interested in strengthening WIL and career programming in higher education institutions in these regions.

The WACE IFC partnership will focus on :

  • Information sharing
  • Benchmarking
  • Staff capacity building
  • Employer engagement
  • Institutional and student focused global

WACE looks forward to working together with the IFC in building capacity and engagement in work integrated learning.

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