Business Students Visit BMW, Berlin SitesDate Released: March 16, 2017
By Vanzetta D. Evans
Twelve business majors from Morehouse College continue their annual Spring Tour with stops at one of Germany’s most prominent companies and a historic landmark.
On Thursday, the students reported back that they visited international car manufacturer BMW and the U.S. Embassy in Berlin. At these stops, they had an opportunity to interact with business and government leaders. The visit to the embassy was facilitated by a Morehouse alum living in the European city.
"Being a part of the Spring Tour has developed my ability to speak in front of influential world leaders,” said Audrell Williams, a senior marketing major.
"The Spring Tour has truly been an enriching experience, giving me the opportunity to travel to the world's largest financial hubs,” said Christian Mackey, a junior finance major.
The group also had the chance to visit some historic sites in Berlin. They stopped for a group photo in front of the Brandenburg Gate, the landmark which once separated East and West Germany.
The students will spend one more day in Berlin before making the trek back to campus in Atlanta. Returning with not only gained business experiences but also a new worldview.
"Representing the Morehouse brand on a world stage has been a life changing experience,” shared junior accounting major Hamilton Jenkins.
The Spring Tour is now in its 31st year. Since the program's inception, students have visited business centers in every continent from Athens, Greece to Auckland, New Zealand.
"The intent is to give students a sense of how business is practiced overseas and to allow them to see some of the cultural differences and similarities that exist in different countries," said Douglas Cooper, director of career placement for Morehouse's Division of Business Administration. "This is exposure that they wouldn't otherwise get, and it is all supported and funded through our corporate partners."
The 2017 participants and their majors are:
Alexander Barcus ’17 – Economics
Douglas Bowen ’17 – Economics
Dakarai Barclay ’17 – Economics
Dofan Kone ’17 – Accounting
Christian Mackey ’18 – Finance
Hamilton Jenkins ’18 – Accounting
Michael Scott ’17 – Economics
Miles Stevens ’17 – Economics
Zephyrinus Okonkwo ’17 – Economics
Reginald White ’17 – Economics
Christopher Weathers ’17 – Economics
Audtrell Williams ’17 – Marketing
Last Modified: March 27, 2017, 15:03 PM, by: Vanzetta Evans