Education

Business Students Travel to Italy, Meet with Executives

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As part of the Williamson College of Business Administration’s Global Learning Experience program, 14 students traveled to Italy to meet with entrepreneurs in Rome and Florence.

Prior to leaving, the Youngstown State University students conducted country and industry research. The trip was part of a credit-bearing course that counts as an upper level elective.

While there, the group met with company executives, visited government development agencies and took part in other educational sessions such as trips to local markets.

“Being able to visit and experience companies and the Italian business community was an amazing experience,” said Anthony Nakley, a senior finance major, in a statement. “Not only were we able to tour production facilities and main offices of Italian companies, we were given the opportunity to interact and understand those businesses and their role in the global market. There is truly no course that could substitute for this educational experience abroad.”

Marketing professors Omer Genc and Ying Wang led the trip. Students on the trip were Michael Baker, Zoe Didomenico, Alyssa Porter, Stephanie Virgallito, Valerie Kalinowski, Jake Reckard, Matthew Thomas, Autumn Kirila, Anthony Nakley, Anthony Adams, Alexis Thomas, Skylar Knepp, Alexandria M. Coppola and Sara Joseph. 

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.