Davidson Management Honors Program Student Experience
Davidson Management Honors Program – Spring Break Trip Story
During Spring Break 2012, 14 honors program sophomores traveled to Washington D.C. and New York City to experience commerce, culture and history and to meet with employers and JSOM alumni.
Students visited numerous historical locations that personify Washington, including the White House, Library of Congress, U.S. Capitol, U.S. Supreme Court and the Holocaust Museum. In New York, the group visited landmarks such as the Empire State Building, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty and the newly opened 9/11 Memorial. The students also had the unique opportunity to see business firsthand when they visited the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. On the floor, they experienced the energy of Wall Street as they followed traders as they bought and sold stocks.
Other company information sessions included stops at the U.S. Department of Commerce, the D.C. office of Deloitte Consulting and the New York-based nonprofit, Friends of Jaclyn. All these visits, along with meeting JSOM alumni in both cities, showed the students the many different ways in which and locations where they can utilize their business degrees after graduation.
“The DMHP trip was a great way to get to know everyone on the trip a little better. It was also an amazing opportunity to tour DC and NYC with an incredible group of people. I had never been to DC before so getting to visit the nation’s capital was really fun! Also, visiting with Deloitte and the Department of Commerce definitely opened my eyes to how the school work we are completing here at UT Dallas translates into what we can do with our degrees upon graduation.” – Jennifer Chen, DMHP Class of 2014
“The most valuable aspect of the DMHP trip to me was discovering DC and NYC with my fellow classmates. I already knew these people had to be intelligent, but the trip allowed me to see what sort of people they really are: proactive, witty, adventurous, adapting, and compassionate. Even though we come from different majors and have a plethora of talents, everybody invested a part of themselves to enrich the group.” – Madison McClure, DMHP Class of 2014