On Friday, April 20, the Eberly College of Business and
Information Technology’s Graduate Student Business Association trip to
Washington, D.C., began with an eye-opening experience at the World Bank Group
GBSA members began the World Bank Group tour through an exhibit made of
artwork by various refugees from all over the world and proceeded to
a historical events timeline, which highlighted the milestones in the history
of the World Bank Group. Next, was an interactive map. This was a
unique, hands-on augmented reality experience which allowed GBSA members to
virtually explore the project from across six regions that the World Bank Group
is involved in.
One of the highlights of the World Bank Group visit was the
opportunity to experience virtual reality. Members were able to use an
interactive experience, transporting them to various World Bank projects all
over the world. The tour included informational videos in the theater and a
wealth of knowledge from our wonderful hosts.
GBSA members then commuted to the US House of
Representatives to meet with the Legislative Director for the state of North
Carolina, Alex Vargo, a 2013 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Vargo
offered insight into the daily activities in the US House of Representatives.
Members participated in a panel in which vital current issues were discussed at
length. Vargo gave insight into issues in Syria, health care, economics, the
presidential party, and social equality. This was a unique and relevant
opportunity for our members from all over the world to learn about US
politics and how it affects their lives from a business and social aspect.
The group rounded out the trip by visiting the National Mall
on Saturday, April 21, including the National Museum of American
History, the Lincoln Memorial, the White House, and the Washington
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