I hope all of you have had a wonderful time with your friends and families this season. I was able to get a short interview in over the phone during all of the festivities. Meet Chip!
Ludvigs "Chip" Vaivarins is a 1/C IMBU Cadet from Plymouth, Ma. I have known Chip since feshman year. He is planning on having his second internship during this winter.
Question 1. In your own words, explain
Answer- "International Maritime business is the best of all trades." IMBU teaches students about the maritime shipping and transportation industry.
Question 2. Explain why you chose your major.
Answer- "Business is the skeleton of the working field; it holds it all together." I do agree; having a background in any sort of business is definitely helpful today.
Question 3. After graduation, what do you hope to do with your degree?
Answer- "I plan on trying to further myself in the business industry, and see where it will take me."
The International Maritime Business (IMB) major prepares graduates to enter the maritime
shipping and transportation industry as a business professional. The program
includes elements of international business, logistics, and transportation. The
cadets take courses in vessel familiarization, business computations, admiralty
law, port operations, economics,
finance, accounting, business of shipping, global logistics, chartering and
brokerage, marine insurance, international business, negotiations and
organization management. The practical component of the curriculum includes one
sea term and two internships. The IMB program requires the students to complete
the two co-ops typically during their junior and senior years. A summer
session co-op, mid June thru August, and a winter session co-op, late December
thru February, typically run for 6-8 weeks. The IMB co-op program
provides the students with excellent opportunities to gather practical experience
in their chosen field in keeping with the 'learn-do-learn' philosophy of the
institution and develop future employment prospects.
To learn more about this career try these activities: