WWU plans educational trip to New York

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.

For more information,
contact Forster in 215 Burton, or at david.forster@williamwoods.edu.