Shared Interest

Career Center Speaker Series

Using Your Instinct and Intellect to Spot Red Flags in the Hiring Process

Thursday, June 2
1:00 PM - 1:45 PM
Room: CCC, Four Seasons Ballroom 4

As a manager, you are tasked to review hundreds of resumes and interview what appear to be very qualified individuals. How can you listen to your instinct and build your intellect to decipher hyperbole from true talent?

Cynthia Banks

Foundation for Global Scholars
Superior, CO

Cynthia Banks has decades experience in organizational development as Founder/CEO of GlobaLinks Learning Abroad, a global education abroad organization which has helped more than 30,000 students study or intern abroad at 120 programs worldwide. She currently serves as President of the Foundation for Global Scholars, a non-profit supporting globally minded young adults with scholarships and other resources. Her consulting practice, New World Vistas, designs business and leadership strategies with an emphasis on supporting women leaders. Banks has served as a member of NAFSA’s Board of Directors, is a current trainer for the NAFSA Management Development Program and has held four other significant leadership roles with the Association including Chair, Education Abroad Knowledge Community and Executive Committee Treasurer, Region 2. She serves as board advisor for the Colorado State University Institute for Entrepreneurship and is an elected member of the International Women's Forum. Now guest teaching at local universities she also travels as an invited keynote speaker and presenter at national and global education conferences. Honors include 2009 Small Business of the Year by Colorado Women’s Chamber, Inc. Magazine Top 5000 Business and the 2013 Top Three Minority/Women Owned Business do by the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce.


Shelia Houston

Shelia Houston has actively been involved in the field of International Education for more than twenty years.
Shelia Co-founded the Foundation for Global Scholars a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization headquartered in Denver Colorado. She is Vice President and an active member of the Board of Directors. Over the past 8 years, The Foundation has created a vibrant alumni of students and scholars as a result of its scholarship endeavors and we are proud of the Foundation’s role in building interest in the value of international education experiences. We have granted over $2 million in scholarships and helped over 2000 scholars.
Shelia co-owned and operated one of the world’s largest study abroad companies AustraLearn, later to become GlobaLinks Learning Abroad which was recently sold to ISA. With her business partner they grew GlobaLinks Learning Abroad from a start up until its global reach expanded from North America and the Pacific countries into Asia and Europe and helped more than 30,000 students study or intern abroad. Shelia was the Director of GlobaLinks Learning Abroad’s operations in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific.



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