Italian and Business

Past and Future Steps to Foster Synergies

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The Inserra Chair and the Italian Program at Montclair State University foster synergies with Italian companies in the New Jersey and New York areas in order to create opportunities for students in the rich and diverse ecosystem of the Italian economy in the region and to show real-life applications of the study of the Italian language beyond the classroom, with a focus on Made in Italy. These endeavors are taking in place within the broader context of the new BA in Italian and Business (effective from Fall 2018), which Montclair State University has designed to link the learning of world languages to the business world.

PAST PROJECTS:

Business Italian Style: Videos and Articles in La Voce di New York (2014 & 2017)
Within the context of the Business Italian course taught by Dr. Enza Antenos, students interview Italian entrepreneurs in the U.S. and learn first hand about the connection of language and culture in the professional world.

Meeting with NJ/NY-based Italian Companies (2017)
The Italian Program and the Inserra Chair gathered a number of Italian companies to discuss collaborative projects.

Internships
Internships at the Italian Trade Agency and Choose New Jersey (Summer '17/Fall '18). The Italian Program has offered other internships (please contact the program adviser, Dr. Enza Antenos).

Critical Made in Italy Series of Talks (2016-17)
Scholars and CEOs (including Andrea Illy) offered a nuanced take on Made in Italy (Food and Design).

FUTURE PROJECTS:

New BA in Italian and Business (Fall 2018)
A new BA will be launched to link the learning of world languages to the business world. This is an academic program to be offered at Montclair State University and it is not officially linked to the Inserra Chair.