WWU plans educational trip to New York
|11/15/2011||Mary Ann Beahon|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||(573) 592-1127|
The William Woods University business and economics division is planning an educational trip to New York City May 12-19, 2012. The trip is open to students and anyone else interested.
According to David Forster, division chair and associate professor of business and economics, the trip is a great opportunity, especially for students attracted to marketing. WWU students who go will earn three credit hours for BUS 200, Marketing Field Studies in New York City.
Forster is inviting students who have made the New York trip to share their experiences with interested parties Thursday (Nov. 17) at 4 p.m. in Burton Building room 100.
“The learning possibilities are endless. Students can learn about advertising, marketing of sports, fashion public relations, financial retail and entrepreneurship,” explains Forster. “We are in the business center of the world, New York City, and will be learning from the top professionals in the country. We will also learn about history and culture.”
Participants will experience a Broadway play with upgraded seating, a picnic in Central Park, a television taping, shopping and sightseeing in Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Chinatown, Ellis Island, Little Italy, New York Stock Exchange, NBC Studios, the Empire State Building, Ground Zero, MTV studios, Madison Square Garden and 30 Rock-studio.
Travelers will be lodged at the Wellington Hotel and will receive a Metro pass, which gives them unlimited use of the New York subway. Dinner at the world famous Tavern on the Green is also planned.
The cost will be much less than taking the trip without William Woods, between $1,955 and $2,155, depending on how many people participate. Airfare from St. Louis to New York City is included in the estimated price. Forster estimates taking the trip on your own would cost approximately $6,000.
Interested students should register for the class in Forster’s office and submit their deposit by Jan. 23. A maximum of 20 students can be registered.