Two student teams have learned about business firsthand during the March launch of the Lear Center’s Corporate Culture Excursions. The program is designed to take small student groups to companies in the region to experience a “day in the life.”
Six Michigan State University students in the Broad College were the first to participate in the Corporate Culture Excursion March 20 with a visit to Coyote Logistics’ Ann Arbor, Michigan, location. Students experienced the Chicago-based company’s first outpost in Michigan, networked with alumni, and learned about various job responsibilities.
The second excursion was March 27 when five students traveled with the Lear Center to Shinola in Detroit, where they experienced the intricate art and science of watchmaking, as well as leather goods assembly.
They also toured Quicken Loans and learned about the company’s investment in the revitalization of Detroit. Students experienced different work cultures and Spartan spirit within the companies.
“Having the opportunity to tour major companies like Shinola and Quicken Loans, in small groups allows you to get a true feel of the company,” said Shane Godberg, a freshman in finance and the Residential Business Program. “I learned how different company atmospheres can be and how important it is to get a taste of different companies to see if they are a good fit for you.”
These activities will continue fall semester.