Christian Hartling: Helping Maine businesses grow global presence 

From an office in downtown Portland, MaineMBA student Christian Hartling is helping entrepreneurs across the state engage in worldwide commerce. 

Hartling of Burlington, Massachusetts, is interning with the Maine International Trade Center (MITC) this summer through its Future Global Leader program. Part of his work involves providing various services to member businesses, such as conducting market research, determining product classifications and identifying tariff rates and taxes on imported and exported goods. He also contacts other entrepreneurs in Maine and promotes ways the center could assist them. 

“The two parts I’ve liked most about my internship have been the relationships I’ve developed and the several events I’ve been fortunate to attend,” Hartling says. 

Read more about Hartling’s internship experience on the Maine Business School website

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