23 April 2015 09:53

More than thirty students from Lancaster University have undertaken a study trip to New York and Boston, where they gained real-world insight into the commercial workings of big business. 

The students, who are studying Entrepreneurship and PPR, visited major tech companies such as Dyn and Acquia, where they met with senior executives who spoke to the group about their corporate strategies in the current global market.

Magnus George, of Lancaster University Management School, organised the trip as part of the University’s new Your Global Exploration initiative.

He said: “It was a privilege to get ‘behind of scenes’ of big internet-performance businesses like Dyn and global chemicals businesses like Kaneka.

“It was great that the undergraduates were able to hear from the people who make things happen. They came away better equipped for their own careers in the future, learning the importance of networking, for example.”

The group was also able to take time sightseeing in New York and Boston, with the trip concluding with a Lancaster alumni event in the Manhattan office of Covington & Burling, a major US law firm.

The study trip was funded in part by Santander Universities (UK).