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Faculty traveling to China are encouraged to notify Gateway director Phoebe You of their impending visit. The staff at the Shanghai office can help by facilitating focused networking, targeted recruitment and support for scholarly work abroad. The Gateways can also help identify accommodations and provide recommendations and general wayfinding. 

William BrusteinWilliam I. Brustein, PhD, vice provost for global strategies and international affairs and professor of sociology, has accepted the position of vice president for global strategies and international affairs at West Virginia University. He will continue in his role at Ohio State until the end of August. A national search will be conducted for his replacement.

Brustein set the bar high and has been the visionary behind Ohio State's successful internationalization efforts. With recommendations by the President's and Provost's Council on Strategic Internationalization, and approval and support from the Board of Trustees and the Council of Deans, he implemented an innovative two-pronged approach that included a Gateway strategy and internationalizing the academic dimensions. 

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Before arriving on campus this fall, future Ohio State students from China will attend Pre-Departure Orientation, a one-day orientation session offered in Shanghai and Beijing from June 17-25.

Ohio State University is one of the first universities in the United States to organize a Pre-Departure Orientation in China, and this will be the fourth year of the program. Ohio State expects to welcome about close to 800 undergraduate students from China to campus this fall, and more than 440 students and 600 parents registered for the orientation sessions this summer.

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The differences and similarities between the American and Chinese corporate worlds were the focus of a discussion by Ohio State alumnus, Kevin Wang, on May 27 at the new China Gateway office. Other Ohio State alumni gathered to hear Wang’s perspective on pursuing a career in investment banking in both countries. He shared his unique experience and the trends making their way through the banking world.

Kevin Wang graduated from Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business in 2001 and received his master’s degree from Oxford University. Wang is a partner of China eCapital, a leading Chinese boutique investment bank, where he focuses on technology, entertainment, media/sport, and consumer product industries in the Chinese Market. Previously, he worked for Fosun Group, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants and General Mills. Wang also gave strategic vision while serving at China's first alumni advisory board before the China Gateway office was officially founded.

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