Students meet industry leaders, experience new cultures

April 29, 2017

A group of students poses at the peak of a temple in Peru with clouds and mountains in the background

A Quinnipiac education takes our students to some of the most intriguing and inspiring places — from around the corner to around the world. Studying and working outside the classroom challenges our students and changes them. The experiences make them more confident, more independent and better prepared for whatever profession they choose to pursue.

At Quinnipiac, a world-sized classroom is a concept that is critical to a transformative student experience. It means 150 internship sites available to our business students, and inner-city schools where our education students teach.

Research sites in Hungary and Mexico, universities in Ireland and Australia, and museums in Italy. It means farms an hour from our campuses where our students perform health screenings for migrant workers. These experiences prepare graduates to be engaged, culturally aware citizens and teach the kinds of adaptable skills that will serve them for a lifetime.

Seventy-eight percent of employers say they want employees who have intercultural skills and an understanding of societies and countries outside of the United States — and it makes sense. It’s why we have 14.5 percent more opportunities for our students than seniors have at our public peer institutions across the country.

Our students have traveled to and studied in dozens of countries throughout the past year — including Peru.

On that School of Business trip, students explored natural and historic wonders — including Machu Picchu — while indulging in local traditions and food.

School of Business

World-Sized Classroom

However, they were no mere tourists. Like on all of our purposefully designed trips, our students got down to business. On this particular trip, they met with senior leaders and discussed infrastructure-planning and the challenges and rewards of being an expat manager.

Peru is just one of many places our students study. We have programs in Los Angeles, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Spain, Australia, South Africa and China, among others.

We are the school of passionate academics who define our success by our students’ success. We create extraordinarily well-prepared professionals. We have a distinct name and we believe every student has the power to achieve greatness. And every day, our students and alumni make an impact on the world through their talent, passion and ambition.

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