Fanxin Shen

Fanxin Shen Major: Accounting
Year: Junior (Class of 2017)

Why did you initially sign-up for MGMT 315?

Because I went to Amsterdam with the school this Spring, and it was a great experience. Also because I had time right between school ends and the end of May, so why not?

Overall, what was your favorite part of the program?

My favorite part was that this program is a combination of lectures and professional and cultural visits. I really enjoyed all the different visits: Mercedes Benz's plant, the castle, a winery, an ecomuseum, and so on.

What was your favorite professional visit?

Mercedes Benz's plant.

What was your favorite cultural visit?

Ecomuseum.

Was there anything about the country or the culture that surprised you or that you didn't expect?

I knew the French people value a lot in food but didn't know for that much. The amount of time they spend on meals is incredible. We had 2 hours lunch break for quite a few days.

Do you think MGMT 315 will benefit you professionally, if so how?

Yes, this class taught me that when dealing with diversity in business, we need to be aware of the fact that there will be difference in how people think and act. The best way to manage this is to understand and accept it.

Why would you recommend that someone participate in MGMT 315?

Because it's a great opportunity for you to learn about business outside of the U.S. and you get to travel in Europe!!

Do you have any advice for someone planning to participate in MGMT 315 program?

Try to do research before the trip about French culture and the companies you are going to visit, so that you will have a better idea of what to anticipate and you can compare what you learned and what you see there.

Other Comments:

It's a great program! Do it!