Morehouse Scholars On International Business Tour Visit U.S. EmbassyDate Released: March 14, 2017
By D. Aileen Dodd
Morehouse College scholars on the annual “Spring Tour” of international business centers recently stopped at the U.S. Embassy in London to meet dignitaries and learn more about business operations in the financial capital.
The group attended a lecture on the political, economic, and environmental dynamics of London that was led by leadership of the U.S. Embassy. Students also stepped into the spotlight to give a presentation and share their understanding of Brexit—the British vote to leave the European Union, an economic and political partnership of 28 countries.
"Hearing directly from State Department officials in London put the impact of the Brexit referendum into real perspective with respect to trade, fiscal policy and the U.S. – UK relationship," said Douglas Cooper, director of career placement for Morehouse's Division of Business Administration.
The Morehouse scholars will continue their tour of London. They are traveling with faculty and staff Morehouse’s Division of Business Administration and Economics. The group will tour Berlin next.
Twelve scholars were selected to study international business and finance in London and Berlin during the annual “Spring Tour.” The program gives scholars an opportunity to network with leaders of major international corporations and meet with Morehouse College alumni working abroad. Students also tour U.S. Embassies.
The dozen students selected to represent Morehouse during the international business tour completed a rigorous screening process. They had to be nominated by a faculty member, interviewed, and screened for academic requirements. The finalists also had to write a 10-to-15-page research paper analyzing Brexit.
The "Spring Tour" is in its 31st year. Since the program's inception, students have visited business centers in every continent from Athens, Greece to Dubai, Cooper said. "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," Cooper said. "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
for updates on the trip as students and faculty share their experiences through photos and social media.
Last Modified: March 23, 2017, 17:03 PM, by: Aileen Dodd