Davidson Management Honors Program Student Experience

DMHP students participate in many off-campus opportunities that help them build a well-rounded college experience. A significant component of DMHP is fostering students’ professional and career development so they are competitive candidates for internships, full-time jobs and graduate schools. Past activities have included:

  • Company site visits, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, and J.C. Penney
  • Professional panels and guest speaker lectures
  • A dining etiquette lunch
  • Resume and networking workshops
  • Personal financial planning workshop
  • “How to apply to graduate school” workshop

DMHP students also give back to the community throughout the year by volunteering with organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House, Texas Ramps Project, Salvation Army, The Girl Scouts of America, Habitat for Humanity, and the City of Plano.

Spring Leadership Trip

During Spring Break, select honors program sophomores have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., and New York City to witness commerce and culture in these two great American cities. While learning history, they also meet with employers and Naveen Jindal School of Management alumni.

Student visits included the White House, U.S. Capitol, U.S. Supreme Court, Smithsonian, Library of Congress and the Holocaust Museum. In New York City, the group visits included the Empire State Building, Times Square, National September 11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The students also visited the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On the floor, they experienced the energy of Wall Street as they followed traders through their day!


My experience on the DMHP trip was that of a lifetime. I think I learned more about myself, as well as everyone else who was there. It was a great way to get to really know the other cohort students and make connections with them that will last forever. We also got to see how what we learn in the classroom gets applied to real-life situations. Even the little things, like riding the subway in New York City or having to navigate our way through D.C., were exciting and educational.
-Alejandra Serrate, DMHP Class of 2015, Global Business

Through this experience I was able to connect with my cohort class and directors in a way that would not have been possible through class or office visits. My favorite activity was going to the New York Stock Exchange. We were able to experience a company go public which was pretty hectic, but amazing. I also enjoyed walking around New York and Washington with my friends and having adventures of our own.
-Hilda Garcia, DMHP Class of 2015, Accounting and Finance