International Trade Specialist
Department: MSU-CIBER (International Business Center)
Office: International Business Center, 645 N. Shaw Ln Eppley Center Rm 7
Jade Sims is a Trade Specialist at the Michigan State University International Business Center. She is involved in all efforts to connect the mid-Michigan business community with the resources of the International Business Center (MSU-CIBER) and the Broad College of Business. This work is strongly export-focused, and includes programs such as the Global Business Club of Mid-Michigan, the Michigan Export Growth Program. The center also organizes tailored programs to assist businesses and associations to develop international strategies and create export plans. Other resources include globalEDGE, the number one resource for international business information. In addition, Jade is involved with study abroad programs, currently leading an undergraduate program to Spain each spring.
Prior to joining the Broad College of Business Jade taught Spanish language and Business Spanish, and advised undergraduate students in the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State. In that role she led and developed study abroad & international internship programs. Prior to coming to Michigan State she worked for over two years overseeing new product launch in the automotive industry, and served as a microenterprise consultant with the Peace Corps in in the Dominican Republic.
Jade holds a BA in Business and Spanish from Alma College and an MBA in International Management with a specialization in Global Policy and Development from Thunderbird School of Global Management, and is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP). She has lived and worked in the Dominican Republic, France, Spain, Costa Rica and Mexico. Jade has been a Certified Global Business Professional since 2012, and is a CGBP Certified Trainer.