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Global Careers Workshop

January 28, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Asia Panel:


Moderator: Thupten Norbu – Interim Director, Carolina Asia Center

Ashley Rivenbark is a Risk and Compliance Consultant for Protiviti, a global consulting firm. In 2014, she completed her undergraduate work at UNC-Chapel Hill, receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies (Chinese) and Romance Languages (Spanish).  After graduating, she spent the summer studying Chinese in Hangzhou, China through the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship, then served for four months as an English teacher in Ningbo China.  She then interned at the World Affairs Council of Charlotte before beginning her graduate work at the Wake Forest School of Business.  After graduating in May 2016 with her Master of Arts in Management, Ashley began her career in consulting at Protiviti’s office in Charlotte, NC.  On the side, Ashley leads Protiviti’s Second Harvest Food Pantry service Initiative, writes academic articles for Yale University’s China Hands Magazine, and teaches martial arts classes as a 4th Degree Black Belt.

Catherine Rackley entered the JET Program shortly after graduating from North Carolina State University with a bachelor’s in French Language and Literature and a minor in Japanese Language and has worked in Japan-related roles ever since, both in the U.S. and abroad. She is currently employed at DISCO International, a New York-based company which organizes the world’s largest Japanese-English job fairs, including the Boston Career Forum.


Schedule for Saturday, Jan. 28:

  • 9:30-10:00am – Coffee and pastries (atrium)
  • 10:00-10:05am – Welcome remarks by Dr. Jonathan Hartlyn, Senior Associate Dean for Social Sciences and Global Programs (Nelson Mandela Auditorium)
  • 10:05-11:20am – “The Employer’s Perspective:” General session with Dr. David Patton, Executive Vice President, American Councils for International Education (Nelson Mandela Auditorium)
  • 11:30am-12:45pm – “The Applicant’s Perspective:” Breakout sessions led by UNC alumni according to world region:
    • Africa
    • Asia
    • Western Europe
    • Slavic, Eurasian, and Eastern Europe
    • Middle East
    • Latin America
  •   12:45-1:30pm – Pizza reception (atrium). Mingle with speakers and meet with UNC Career Services.




January 28, 2017
9:30 am - 1:30 pm


FedEx Global Education Center Atrium
Chapel Hill, NC United States + Google Map

The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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