From 2 to 5 November, Beta Gamma Sigma held its third Global Leadership Summit, the GLS 2017, in Orlando, Florida. Business Administration student Salome Jacober represented the SML at the Summit. She shares her experience with us.
by Salome Jacober
In her opening speech, BGS CEO Chris Carosella promised that each one of us would have an eye-opening experience at some point over the next three days that would have a lasting, perhaps even a life-changing, effect on our future life. Initially, I was skeptical, but by the end of the Summit I had to admit that she had been right.
What was the GLS 2017 all about?
The motto of the GLS 2017 was “Revolutionary Learning”. Over a period of three days, various speakers shared their expertise in leadership and business with participants. Events included a workshop conducted by Alyssa Preston of Sage LLC. She talked about how not to lose focus in times of change. The goal of the workshop was to help us read the signs in our lives in order and be able to own who we are. The experience challenged us to be honest about ourselves and about where we want to go. For many, these were some of the most beautiful moments of the whole weekend. Another impressive workshop was offered by Traci Brown, a renowned body language expert. She shared some tips and tricks for behaving in, for example, an important job interview or business meeting.The solidarity and team spirit shared by some 400 people who had never seen each other before was overwhelming, and the conversations about everyday issues, student life, challenges, dreams, and goals were both inspiring and motivating. I highly recommend participating in the GLS to anyone who has the opportunity to do so. It is an amazing way to get fascinating insights into the business world from a completely new perspective and to make friends with people from all over the world.