CBA students don’t just learn on campus. Visits to national businesses through CBA treks provide students with insight and experience beyond the classroom.Multiple programs offer opportunities to travel.
Career expeditions, led by Career Services at CBA, give students the opportunity to tour companies, meet alumni, and discuss strategies for finding employment after graduation. They traveled to Washington D.C. and toured the pharmaceutical startup Kit Check, Women for Women International, Orchard Global Asset ManagementandGallup, Inc. They also visited the U.S. Capitol, Smithsonian Institute and national memorials and monuments.
“These career expeditions are opportunities to build relationships with employers,” said Jeannine Berge, associate director of employer experience and outreach at Career Services at CBA. “We want to connect students who have aspirations to move after graduation with our supportive alumni network.”
Finance students who join the Big Red Investment Club participate in the a three-day forum in New York City which allows students to interact with major investment firms on Wall Street and discuss career opportunities at the highest level of business finance.
“In these sessions, discussions focus on how to build your career. Industry leaders offer advice on how to interview and prepare for the future,” said Dr. Glenn Williams, assistant professor of practice in finance and BRIC faculty advisor.
CBA freshmen who live in the business learning communities on campus are also able to travel to Chicago and Kansas City to experience behind-the-scenes business tours, professional networking opportunities and explore the local cultural scene. In Chicago, they toured Deloitte, Wells Fargo and Matter Chicago and visited Navy Pier, Museum of Science and Industry and attended a show at The Second City Theater.
“I wanted to meet new people, and thought the activities and trips were enticing,” Luke Cutler, a sophomore business administration major from Omaha, Nebraska. “The trips are extremely important for your personal assessment and understanding of the real world.”
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