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ITM News  -  Fall 2009

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Great Opportunity for ITM Students                                                                  Posted: November 24. 2009

in Ghana, AFRICA


Women in Progress, a non-profit based in Ghana, Africa is looking for volunteers and interns who are educated in International Trade. WIP believes that the most effective way for women to realize social and economic justice is to achieve economic independence through self-employment. The International Trade program is dedicated to empowering women in Ghana through enabling small woman-owned businesses to compete effectively in the larger national and global markets. Volunteers assigned to the International Trade Program will collaborate with qualifying woman-owned businesses in Ghana to accomplish various objectives needed to reach the goal of economic independence.


For more information or to apply please visit:


Dear OWIT Members and Friends,                                                                        Posted: October 23. 2009


The New York City Chapter of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT-NY) and Tyler Search Consultants  will hold a lively discussion about the current status of compliance careers and compensation.


Kristine Quick, Barbara Stevens and Bill Conroy of Tyler Search Consultants will lead the discussion on several interesting topics:


- How the recession has shaped today's global trade job market
- How typical compensation packages are determined and structured 
- Who gets hired and why 
- The four most important questions you need answered on an interview 


Tyler Search Consultants  are recognized experts in the strategic search and placement of Trade Compliance professionals here and abroad.  They are well known for their Annual Salary Survey published by the Journal of Commerce.   Tyler is also a regular presenter and speaker at events held by the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) and the International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA) and many other Trade groups.


Date: Tuesday November 10th, 2009

Time: 6:00 - 6:30pm Registration and networking 

          6:30 - 8:00pm Program followed by Q&A

Place: Law offices of Baker & McKenzie LLP

           1114 Avenue of the Americas entrance on 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues      

           Fourth Floor

           New York, NY 10036

$20.00 OWIT-NY members

$25.00 non-members


The event cost includes appetizers, wine and soft drinks

To register for this event please CLICK HERE  

If you have not already signed up to become a member of OWIT-NY please CLICK HERE

We hope you can join us on November 10th for this interesting presentation on careers in our industry.

Stay tuned for more OWIT NY event invites:  

With warm regards,


Amanda Barlow

OWIT New York Chapter Secretary and Marketing Chair


OWIT-NY takes photographs at its events and may post those photographs on its website and publish the photographs in its newsletter. If you do not want your image used in this fashion, please send an email to me at with Photo Exclusion in the subject line.

Congratulations Andrea!                                             Posted: August 28. 2009

Please help me congratulate former student Andrea Reyes on her acceptance as Director of Product Development for Light Gives Heat. Light Gives Heat, a non- government organization based in Jinja, Uganda, works with underprivileged

Ugandan woman to help them support their families. As a graduate from Pattern

Making and International Trade and Marketing, Andrea will use the skills she learned at F.I.T. by creating products from recycled goods and marketing to the United States. If anyone is interested in supporting Andrea's cause or would like to volunteer in Uganda, please e-mail her at


Congratulations Amanda!                                       Posted: August 18. 2009

ITM please help me congratulate former Instructor Amanda Barlow on her acceptance as Secretary and Marketing Chair for Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT's) New York Chapter.  Amanda states "It is so rewarding being on a board with such successful and talented women!"

Learn more about Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT), a non-profit professional organization designed to promote women doing business in international trade by providing networking and educational opportunities.


t h e o r y                                                             Posted: August 5. 2009

FT Product Development Internship                           

Position Available                            


theory is looking for a full-time intern to start the last week of August.

Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm/6:00pm

Pay:     daily stipend, for 13 weeks

Interested individuals should contact:  Jillian, Product Development Coordinator   .    t h e o r y | 38 gansevoort street | new york | ny 10014  .  HELMUT LANG | 525-531 w 26th street | new york | 10001  


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