Guest Blogger – Frank Johnson
The many camps, academies and events that make up Summer At SLU have kept the University’s campus buzzing with activity this summer. Today, we are providing a close-up look at what’s behind all the action by checking in on the students in the International Business Academy.
The three-day academy provides local high school students an inside look at international business and is packed with engaging speakers, activities and events, plus a tour of a multinational company in St. Louis.
Students started out their last day discussing global megatrends in business with a professor from Saint Louis University’s nationally recognized John Cook School of Business. The Cook School’s undergraduate program in international business ranked among the top 20 in the nation last year, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Next up, students participated in a roundtable chat featuring executives from three global companies based in St. Louis — Monsanto, St. Louis Lambert International Airport and HDSupply Waterworks. One of the program’s key benefits is that students learn directly from leaders in international business.
During the afternoon, students competed in the International Business Academy’s version of the hit TV show, “The Amazing Race.” This fun activity saw students zipping around SLU’s campus to complete a variety of cultural challenges, such as constructing a traditional German alpenhorn out of different materials.
Finally, the Academy came to a close with an award ceremony and an internationally themed dinner and concert, where the students celebrated all they had learned and accomplished during their Summer At SLU.
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