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Faces of JSOM: Robert Liebendorfer

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Robert Liebendorfer - MBA

What called you to UTD?

I wanted to build my professional skills to propel myself forward in my career. As a lifelong proponent of cultural exchange, I knew that UTD’s unparalleled reputation as a beacon for international students and its extensive network would give me the resources I need to stand out in the competitive job market and become a truly valuable part of any team.

Greatest accomplishment?

While I was working with international citizens on the J1 cultural exchange visa program, one of my many duties was making sure that all of their cultural and personal needs were met. The J1 program can be rigorous, and many people who undertake it quickly become homesick and some never complete it. My proudest professional accomplishment so far lies in the care and diligence with which I worked with my J1 participants. Because of the relationships I fostered, many participantsstayed with the program, and built their own professional skills and created lasting bridges between the United States and their respective countries. I like to think that through our hard work with the J1 program, my team and I helped contribute a small partto global harmony and prosperity.

Fun Fact

I was born prematurely, and could fit in the palm of my dad’s hand. I’m now 6’2”, so I overcame that.

Where are you from?

Dallas, TX

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