Graduate Business Student Association Visits Washington, D.C.

Posted on 4/26/2018 4:24:36 PM

GBSA at World Bank Group April 20, 2018On 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 Visitor Center

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 at US House of Representatives April 20, 2018GBSA 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.  

GBSA Members at the Lincoln Memorial April 21, 2018The 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 Monument.

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