In honor of Black Historical past Month, the Ohio College Faculty of Enterprise sponsored a pupil networking and cultural exploration journey to Detroit, Michigan.
Collaborating college students spent two days assembly with leaders from nationally acknowledged companies and studying about their dedication to variety, fairness and inclusion. The scholars additionally loved exploring the cultural historical past of Detroit and constructing neighborhood with their OHIO friends.
On Thursday, Feb. 2, the OHIO college students started their Detroit expertise by exploring native artwork and tradition on the Museum of Up to date Artwork Detroit. They concluded the day by networking with native OHIO alumni over dinner.
On Friday, Feb. 3, the scholars met with enterprise leaders, toured facilitates and discovered about firm tradition. By the assist of OHIO’s robust alumni base, college students visited with leaders and executives from Rocket Firms, Barton-Malow, and The JRT Promoting Company. That night, the scholars additional explored artwork and tradition on the Detroit Institute of Artwork. Friday concluded with dinner and dialogue that includes two native Black ladies enterprise house owners within the hashish trade. College students mentioned racial/gender inequity in enterprise and minority entrepreneurship.
Saturday’s actions centered on participating meaningfully with Black historical past and tradition. The day began with a go to to the Wright Museum of African American Historical past, the place college students walked by way of Black People’ historical past, battle, ache, triumphs, and joys. College students then visited a Black Historical past Cultural Celebration the place they met with, discovered about, and supported native Black-owned companies. Saturday night, the scholars attended an HBCU-themed Detroit Pistons recreation that celebrated the legacy and influence of Traditionally Black Schools and Universities.
The journey was designed and arranged by Dr. Russell Morrow, assistant dean for variety, fairness and inclusion within the Faculty of Enterprise. Dr. Morrow was joined on the journey by 18 enterprise college students representing a wide selection of majors, minors, and certificates packages. Dr. Melissa Kulp, assistant dean for profession and pupil success, and Dr. Amy Taylor-Bianco, professor of administration, additionally assisted with the journey.
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