Building Bridges

Collaborative Strategies for

International Student Success

Virtual Event | March 6, 2024

Free for Interstride partners

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Uniting higher-ed stakeholders to efficiently support international students

Insufficient collaboration among higher-ed departments results in a disjointed educational experience for international students. International education professionals, on the other hand, have few opportunities to gain a comprehensive understanding of the entire international student journey.

The Interstride Symposium provides an opportunity for international education leaders to share insights, strategies, and best practices for effectively building a cohesive support system to foster international student success.

Come together with like-minded peers to learn how to better attract, engage, and support international students.

Career services
Global engagement office
Alumni affairs

Themes of Interstride’s Symposium 2024


Building interdepartmental collaboration for holistic international student support


Establishing partnerships with key stakeholders in the international education space


Strategies for international student recruitment


Fostering a supportive community and campus experience for international students


Improving international student employment outcomes

Virtual Conference | March 6th, 2024


All times are listed in Pacific Time for the Virtual Conference

Keynote speaker

Greg Victory

Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center and Assistant Vice President, Student Affairs

Greg Victory serves as the Fannie Mitchell Executive Director, Career Center and the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs at Duke University. In his role Greg evangelizes the Career Everywhere for Everyone philosophy of the Career Center and in less than 4 years has increased the visibility, inclusivity and relevancy of career readiness across the Duke campus.

Under his leadership the Career Center team has launched new initiatives, developed stronger partnerships, adopted innovative technologies, reaching more students than ever before.  Through an innovative approach, Victory and his team launched Spark, a signature feature of the QuadEx program which provides a coordinated and focused approach to supporting second-year students in their efforts to seek purpose, build resilience, and navigate academic and career journeys. Spark offers a series of opportunities to come together with peers, faculty, staff, and alumni as they traverse their second year at Duke. Greg continues to be laser focused on insuring that all Duke students have access to career opportunities that they deserve and has demonstrated that through the creation of two new roles on the team:  associate director, diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging and an associate director, for global careers (focused on supporting international students).  These two roles serve as our guides on the development of programs, services and initiatives which support our historically underserved populations as well our international students.  Victory also is an instructor in Duke’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) program and serves or has served on number of University wide committees.

Greg came to Duke during the famed summer of 2020 from Tufts University, where he served Executive Director of the Career Center since 2016. Greg has experience developing innovative and enduring partnerships between the career team and other campus partners, including Alumni Affairs, the First-Generation Center, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and Athletics. He successfully developed and launched a “Designing Your Life” course for first-year students and oversaw the creation of numerous career and student-alumni global networking events. He is focused on outreach to employers and alumni across a wide range of industries and nonprofit sectors and works to ensure that all students see themselves and their pathways represented in Career Center programs and initiatives.

In his 25-year career, Greg served as Executive Director of Continuing Education at Rhode Island School of Design, where he was previously Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Director of the RISD Career Center. During nearly a decade at Syracuse University, Greg taught in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, led the highly regarded First-Year and Transfer Programs office, and served as a lead with employer engagement in the Syracuse Career Center. Greg has also held positions at Colgate University and Ithaca College and taught junior high school social studies. He serves on the Board of Regents at his alma mater, Le Moyne College.

One of Greg’s favorite jobs was serving as “Scooch,” mascot for the Syracuse Mets (formerly the Syracuse Chiefs), a AAA baseball club—the same level as the Durham Bulls. That position allowed him to “be as goofy as I wanted to be, to bring joy, laughter and excitement to fans,” he said. “It offers a glimpse of my spirit, energy and enthusiasm.”

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