Category: Global

Full-time ’20 and ’21, and one-year ’21 students with Professor Jan Barton (right corner) after touring a samba school in Rio de Janeiro

GEM Experience in Brazil

As the day for MSMs approached, tensions grew high. “Would we still be able to go to South Korea or would the trip be canceled?” I wondered. The coronavirus was already spreading at an alarming rate through Asia and threatened our prospect of exploring business and culture in an Asian country. Given that I spent a semester in China while in college, I was really looking forward to immersing myself in another Asian country’s culture and business practices. It soon became clear that it would be too dangerous to travel to South Korea, and the trip was unfortunately canceled....

Chis Anen

International Travel and GEMS

As any other millennial, I love to travel and traveling was a huge aspect of the MBA experience I was looking forward to. While researching the MBA experience before applying, if you told me all MBA students do is travel I would have believed you. But, when Core started I was knee-deep in work and any traveling opportunities seemed like a thought of the past. During one of our Corner Stone meetings I was reminded that we had the chance to travel to either South Korea, Russia, or Brazil as part of Global Experiential Modules (GEMS). I hadn’t been...

The Washington Campus Health Care Policy

Twenty-one speakers, five days, and a tour of Washington’s greatest highlights — what a thrilling week to be a part of The Washington Campus! In one week, I learnt how to better navigate the healthcare policy environment and the interactions among different players within it through diverse and engaging speakers and experiences in Capitol Hill and different companies, such as Kaiser Permanente. To summarize my key takeaways: Same problems, but new approaches Our healthcare system is an anomaly — healthcare comprises 18 percent of our GDP, higher than other developed countries, and is expected to grow in the future....