Posted Date: 09/17/2019
United South Magnet students, together with their teachers Mrs. Claudia Saenz and Clarissa Gonzalez, attended the Pathways For Trade Symposium at Texas A&M International University on September 10th and 11th. The two-day symposium focused on topics relating to the dynamic economies of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, and the role of Laredo in ensuring a robust and sustainable environment for commerce.
The goal of the symposium was to bring “business owners who built important logistics and customs brokerage firms, banks, and real estate companies, to present facts on international trade and industry needs for the next 2-5 years.” The Magnet students also enjoyed keynote speakers Sarah Goldfeder; Government Relations & Strategic Communications Consultant, Earnscliffe Strategy Group; and Todd Owen, Executive Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Ms. Goldfeder implored students to network with the representatives attending the symposium and cited the benefits of networking and internship opportunities. She also encouraged the students to study and understand the trends in their area of professional interest.