The Hogan Entrepreneurial Program is a firm believer that education should take place beyond the walls of a standard classroom, which is why it encourages its students to apply to these study abroad missions led by Ginger Miller, India Trip Coordinator, and Dr. Caryn Callahan, China Trip Coordinator and Professor of Finance and International Business. This is the 15th year the Hogan Program has sent students on entrepreneurial study missions to China and the 10th year to India. Support is provided by the Freeman Foundation, the J. Watumull Fund and, of course, the Hogan Family Foundation.
Hogan students are asked to raise funds to cover their own airfare.
The 2019 International Entrepreneurial Study Mission to China will include opportunities for Hogan students to visit sites of historic and cultural interests. Students will also intern with Chinese companies in Beijing and Shanghai, working under the direction of high-level managers at small and mid-size entrepreneurial companies. Internships this year include:
Fortune Connection Club (FC Club): a marketing event company which organizes promotional events for companies. They have offices in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong.
SEDA, LLC: a medium-size logistics company that offers expert services for international logistics and trading, as well as handling supply chain management and financing.
SMH International Trading: a marketing and consulting company that organizes promotional events for companies, and helps foreign companies enter the Chinese market.
RIS Laser: an organization which designs and manufactures industrial lasers.
The 2019 J. Watumull India Study Tour will include visits to Bangalore, Mysore, Agra, and New Delhi. The Hogan students will have an opportunity to witness first-hand how business is done and learn how culture and various religious rites have a huge impact on their daily lives. Company visits this year include:
The Ants Café and Shop: a shop that creates space for individuals to offer food items and display products to preserve and promote the social and economic wellbeing of weavers and craftspersons from rural villages. It works to instill gender equality, preserve traditional art forms, offer environmentally sustainable products, and conduct fair trade movement throughout production and sales.
Titan Industries: the world’s 5th largest watch manufacturer and India’s leading producer of watches under the Titan, Raga, Orion, Nebula and Octane brands. Titan Industries is known as an Indian luxury goods company and is a venture of the Tata Group and the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation.
Infosys: an Indian multinational corporation that provides global business consulting, information technology and outsourcing services. Infosys is the second-largest Indian IT services company in the world, and the fifth largest employer of H-1B visa professionals in the U.S.
Chhanv Foundation: a meeting place for survivors of acid attacks on women. This is where they come to share their joy, sing, dance and joke, without revisiting their pain and anguish. Chhanv organizes training, workshops, counseling, and many other programs to support and facilitate the survivors.
Goonj Foundation: a non-governmental organization, which undertakes disaster relief, humanitarian aid, and community development in parts of 21 states across India. It recycles discarded clothes and household goods into useful products for the poor.
U.S. Commercial Service: the trade promotion arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration. The U.S. Commercial Service provides professionals in over 100 U.S. cities and more than 75 countries to help U.S. companies get started in exporting to new global markets.