Belgium and England - Spring 2008

MAR 356 - Undergraduate International Marketing
International Field Study to Belgium and England - Brussels and London

March 2008

The International marketing Field Study to Brussels and London traveled with 19 undergraduate students from January 7th to 16th, 2008. This is the fourth consecutive year that undergraduate marketing students traveled to these two destinations. This unique experience was led by Dr. Dennis Sandler and Dr. Mary Long. The course focused on strategic implications of the European Union and European Commission on US firms marketing in Europe. Participating students had the opportunity to meet with top executives at leading corporations such as McCann Erickson (advertising), Coca-Cola (branding), FedEx (logistics), Tesco (retail marketing), The Financial Times UK, Duvel Moortgat N.V. (marketing and operations) as well as representatives from the EU Government and partner educational institutions. Students also had the opportunity to reunite with Pace alumni working abroad.
 

Six Lubin students were each awarded $1,000 Figueroa Family
Scholarships
, for a total of $6,000 in funds awarded.

“The trip to Brussels and London was my first to Europe and hopefully not my last. Although we spent only ten days abroad, the activities and people created a dynamic environment enjoyable to the last minute. I am appreciative of our exposure to foreign markets and governments, especially considering the European Union is a nascent economic super-power. The brief, yet succinct visits provided an illustrative backdrop of the international procedures implemented by the EU.”

- Alexander Nowak, BBA '08
 
“Many of the companies gave us insight on what their country's consumer behavior is and how they adapt their marketing to meet what their consumers need and want. There were various companies during the trip that spoke of the next big consumer trends, not only in products but also in behaviors, such as the "green" rage that is currently taking place.”

- Angela Hughes, BBA '08


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