Seventeen Whittier College students are traveling through China this Jan Term with Professor of Business Administration Jeff Decker and business leader Edwin Keh ’79, who was a recent lecturer at the Wharton School of Business.
On the second leg of their trip students and faculty traveled to Shanghai. The group had the opportunity to do some sightseeing and shopping along with visiting numerous companies and speaking to business leaders in the area.
Edwin Keh ’79 reports:
The trip was very busy, Jeff Decker runs a tough class! We topped off the great start in Beijing with an even better few days in Shanghai.
We left Beijing to a 5 hr delay at the airport. By the time we got to Shanghai we were a bit more rag tag! We immediately headed off to Souzhou (next province over) to visit a TV plant that makes flat panel TVs for LG and Vizio.
Then we got into our hectic Shanghai schedule of 2-3 company visits a day with briefings and lectures in the bus during the day. The days were long but the students’ questions and engagement level got better and better as the week progressed. They were quizzing CEOs like pros! During the week in the various companies (GE, Daphne Shoes, Nike, Shokay, Yihaodian, GLP) our students made Whittier look good. They will all make great business analysts, talk show hosts, or business leaders!