I have been asked to talk to two separate groups of students over the next two weeks about careers in trade compliance and about running a trade compliance program.
Is there any advice you would share with an undergraduate considering starting a career in international trade or an attorney thinking about moving to (or even starting in) corporate compliance?
Mitch Kostoulakos, LCB Ad Hoc Logistics LLC, Licensed Customs Broker, International Logistics Consultant
C-level executive involvement and commitment is critical to the success of a compliance program. Your students will probably not have access to C-level in the early stages so advise them to find a mentor who is respected in the organization and has access to C-level.