GCP students hanging on the Great Wall of China
Photo courtesy of: GCP
Sep 11, 2012
From staff reports
More than 100 College of Business students took advantage of our Global Consulting Program (GCP) this summer and traveled to Brazil, China, France and many other locations around the world.
"The experience that international programs offer is unparalleled," said Scott Wright, director, GCP programs. "The GCP program provides students with the opportunity to learn about other cultures, solve real-time business problems and develop their interpersonal skills to become a thorough professional."
This summer, the College of Business sponsored nine faculty-led international programs. Each program lasts two weeks and offers 12 academic course credits. Students have the option to select their unique experience from programs in Europe (France, Italy, Greece, Germany, Spain and Slovakia), South America (Brazil and Argentina) and Asia (China).
"The GCP program was a fantastic opportunity, said David Carlson, an accounting major who went to China this summer. "I believe that I have gained a better understanding of how to tackle challenges, work with international clients and respect other cultures."
A study of 100 human resource managers and directors found that employers consider interpersonal skills the most important qualification for a potential job candidate. According to the same study, employers believe that candidates who studied abroad are likely to possess strong interpersonal skills.
"Participating in GCP program has not only given me unique learning experience but also the maturity and cultural sensitivity that makes me stand apart from other young professionals," added Carlson.
To learn more about the GCP program, visit: www.cob.ohio.edu/gcp.