About the Chamber of Commerce
The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce represents the interests of business in the Los Angeles region. The Chamber’s mission is to design and advance opportunities and solutions for a thriving regional economy that is inclusive and globally competitive. Founded in 1888, the Chamber is the oldest and largest business association in the region. Its member companies work together to promote a prosperous economy and quality of life in the Los Angeles region. Learn more.
About World Trade Week Southern California
For more than 90 years, World Trade Week (WTW), an initiative of the L.A. Area Chamber, has been the most extensive and unique program of its kind in the country. WTW dedicates itself to educating the public on the importance and benefits of global trade on the local and national economy through a series of educational programs and events.
World trade is celebrated throughout the month of May with more than 30 events hosted by partnering organizations in Southern California that are jump started by the Chamber’s Annual WTW Kickoff Breakfast with more than 800 guests. WTW supports college and high school scholarships, high school student and career counselor workshops, as well as briefings for civic and business leaders interested in benefiting from the global economy. Learn more.
California State University, Northridge
California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is a proud sponsor of World Trade Week and the Chamber’s Career Guide.
CSUN is a nationally recognized leader in adult professional education. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), CSUN enrolls more than 38,000 students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in 138 undergraduate and 92 graduate degree programs, as well as 27 credential programs in education.
We offer many of our programs in the cohort format and create content to meet the personal and professional goals of midcareer individuals. Our professional programs provide an integrated curriculum and outstanding student support services, which lead to exceptionally high on-time graduation rates.
Serving more than 3,900 international students, CSUN is also one of the nation’s largest providers of English-language and college-preparation instruction. In addition to its tutoring services, CSUN specializes in programs that help international students integrate into, or more fully experience, the university. These include an intensive, year-round academic program; a semester studying at CSUN; and an immersive summer experience.
Our campus is made up of students and faculty from countries all over the world, and the work we do connects to larger global conversations. We regularly rank in the top three – often number one – for international enrollment and maintain more than 50 agreements with other colleges and universities worldwide.
CSUN works closely with businesses, communities, agencies and international partners to design and deliver programs that meet unique organizational needs and goals. Our professional development programs provide up-to-date training on the many challenges and opportunities of the global arena. Some possible areas of focus include strategic thinking, executive leadership, organizational change, solution design, project management, financial planning and business.
All this speaks to the tremendous value of a partnership with CSUN. We’re ready to leverage our diverse resources to help you make sense of, and thrive in, the global market.