Acting Dean Dr. Tomi Wahlström

Tampa Bay Welcomes Acting Dean Dr. Tomi Wahlström

My name is Tomi Lennart Wahlstrom. I currently live in Tampa, FL. However, originally, I am from Helsinki, Finland. During the years, I have lived in many places including California, Florida, New York, Colorado, Hawaii, South Korea, etc. I like city life, and all the culture that comes along with such as dining, museums, theatre, arts, etc. However, I also like the great outdoors whether it is a nice day sailing or hiking and camping in the mountains.

Academically, I have earned a doctorate in management from Colorado Technical University, and master’s degree in human resource management as well as a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hawaii Pacific University where I also earned a professional certificate in quality management. I have also studied in two different doctorate programs in psychology, at Pacifica Graduate Institute and Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. In addition, I recently earned a master’s degree in instructional design from Saint Leo University.

During my career, I have taught and held administrative positions in many universities and colleges, including State University of New York in Oneonta, Colorado State University in Pueblo, University of Maryland University College in Asia, Rollins College, Edward Waters College, Florida State College at Jacksonville, and Helsinki School of Economics. I have also owned and operated two management consulting firms and worked as a psychotherapist in the past twenty years. In addition, I have served as the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at American Intercontinental University in Los Angeles and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Argosy University in Tampa.

Meet our students - Jaber

Meet our students – Jaber

Meet our students – Jaber Bassam Al Gayal

At Schiller International University, you get a great academic based education, get a chance to obtain a double degree in Europe and the U.S. – and you‘ll experience an array of cultural diversity and meet many students from around the world. A student initiative called Habibi aims to cater to these needs. Its initiator, Jaber Bassam Al Gayal, wants to make the bistro at the Heidelberg campus a place for intercultural exchange. In this month’s newsletter he talks about his life at SIU Heidelberg. Schiller International University invites you to meet our students – Jaber.

Jaber, tell us more about yourself.
My name is Jaber Bassam Al Gayal. I am an international relations and diplomacy student in Schiller international university. I grew up in Saudi Arabia and then moved to Lebanon where I studied during my high school years.

Why did you come to Schiller?
I came to Schiller University to expand my base of knowledge, get an international degree, and meet people from all over the world as Heidelberg is known to be very international.

What have you learned so far?
My biggest learning so far is that in today‘s world is it very important to have the right connections in order to grow and prosper. Also, any dream or goal can be reached if the enough amount of work and effort is put into it.

What projects are you currently working on?
I am working on finishing my degree in the best way possible, also growing up the Habibi bistro in Schiller University in Heidelberg. This project is part of the Idea Box programme which runs at the Schiller International University Heidelberg. It aims at improving life for International students in Heidelberg. I want to provide food and drinks to Schiller University students in Heidelberg. The closest bakery is 500m away and there is a need for students to interact and exchange on campus. I use the tools that are already provided at SIU like fridge, grill, microwave, coffee machine, juice maker to make food and drinks.

This project supports the students‘ need of having food and drinks on campus as well as exchange their ideas and feel a bit more at home.
Since SIU is very international and diverse, Habibi bistro creates an environment that helps people share their knowledge.

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Schiller Paris at the OECD Forum 2017 - Schiller International University

Schiller Paris at the OECD Forum 2017

OECD Forum 2017

One of the many advantages Paris offers to international business and international relations students is its proximity to headquarters of numerous international organizations based in the city. We at SIU Paris are well aware of the educational asset this represents and that is why most of our classes schedule ‘field trip’ visits to one of these institutions in the course of the term.

Following attendance by undergraduate international relations students at UNESCO‘s “JOURNALISM UNDER FIRE” conference in March and the dinner/conference at the French Senate with the Research and Communication Institute on Europe in April, a cohort of business students led by Professor Brigitte Beauzamy took part to the OECD Forum 2017 last week. Here’s a summary of the event.

Our Organizational Behavior class had the opportunity to attend the OECD Forum 2017 (official page) on June 7th where we were met with global leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world. The central themes of the forum were based around the necessary policies and initiatives that must be used in order to bridge divides, how globalization has impacted societies, and technological developments. Each topic provided essential insight to further our education and understanding of the business environment. However, there were three discussions that stood out the most: “Talk Together: Ageing Readiness & Competitiveness,” “Inclusive Entrepreneurship,” and “Inequality, Digitization & Competition.” Continue reading “Schiller Paris at the OECD Forum 2017”