As part of the Denning Technology & Management (T&M) Program, 38 Denning Scholars participated in the “Global Leadership: Conducting Business in China” certificate program at Shenzhen University’s College of Management in mid-March. Led by faculty director Dr. Han Zhang, communications manager Anne Lynch, and corporate relations and student counseling manager John Stanford, this week-long trip allowed students to tour companies in both Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China to gain an international business perspective. These prominent company visits included DJI (drones), China International Marine Containers Group (CIMC), Invest HK, and LF Logistics, where the students had the opportunity to hear from Georgia Tech alumnus Jay Lengel (IE, ‘02).
Ford Coleman (BS, ’20) writes, “The T&M China program gave me an experience of a lifetime. Having the opportunity to attend several corporate visits and understanding how those companies conduct business both at a local level and a global level gave me invaluable insights and an international business perspective I otherwise would have missed out on. “
Since 2015, T&M students have had the opportunity to travel abroad for a week-long international experience. During the certificate program, the program scholars take courses from Chinese professors and work on a case study with Shenzhen University students. This year, the certificate program culminated in the third annual undergraduate forum including both T&M students and 38 Shenzhen University students.
Yumi Rivas (IE, ’19) writes, “I had the life-changing opportunity of attending the T&M China program. This experience helped better prepare me to work for a global company post-graduation because it equipped me with the necessary tools and skills to operate with people from diverse backgrounds to create an efficient solution.”