"USD’s Student International Business Council Hosts 30th Annual International Political and Economic Forum" Article from USD's School of Business

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On Friday, October 26, the University of San Diego Student International Business Council (SIBC) hosted the 30th annual International Political and Economic Forum. This forum consisted not only of USD students but also students from the University of Notre Dame and Benedictine College. Each year, these students come together to present on various themes introduced by the SIBC's benefactor, Frank Potenziani. This year, each team presented their research and ideas on ‘How Artificial Intelligence (AI) will disrupt labor markets and employment in the U.S. economy over the next 10 years.’ The presentations were judged by a panel of USD School of Business faculty, donors and SIBC alumni from Notre Dame.

USD students Krisy Walker (Finance ’21),  Aruna Gossai (Economics ’21) Fernanda Rendon (Finance ’19),  Savannah Sambrano (Business Administration ’21) and Ivan Del Muro-Garcia (Business Administration and Real Estate ’22) presented on how AI will impact industries such as retail and agriculture. Their research confirmed what has already been seen with industry giants such an Amazon -- AI is highly likely to impact the retail industry but is less likely to affect the agriculture industry to the same extent. The group easily tackled responses during the Q&A session following their presentation and were complimented by a panelist on their entrepreneurial approach to the topic.

The University of San Diego School of Business is one of only three universities in the nation with a privately-endowed, student-run SIBC. The mission of the SIBC is to empower students through the ethical advancement of international commerce by developing leadership, entrepreneurial ability and global interaction.

This summer, the SIBC organized two incredible projects where students explored the Mediterranean islands of Crete and Cyprus while gaining hands-on work experience in international business. This unique opportunity is just one of many that the SIBC offers to its members.