Ending internships of sbe students in the USA



Continuing the journey to learn and experience the operation of one of the world’s great powers – the United States, 5 students of the School of Economics & Business Administration officially accepted jobs at prestigious offices in Indiana County including: Office of Senator Joe Pittman, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Center of Indiana University, Pennsylvania and Representative Office – Jim Struzzi.

Tran Thanh Binh – sophomore, interned at Office of Senator Joe Pittman
Nguyen Huynh Minh Duy – Representative Office Jim Struzzi
Pham Tieu My and Pham Doan Nhat Quan – Indiana Chamber of Commerce
Nguyen Duong Tri and his office at Small Business Development Center at IUP
Senator and 5 students in Pennsylvania

During this time, TTU students also attended the Effective Research Writing Class directly taught by Associate Professor, Dr. Henry Webb. Here, Dr. Henry Webb gave detailed instructions to students on how to do research and write papers like the Americans with the aim of making students familiarize themselves with the academic environment here.

Academic Research and Writing class taught by Prof. Henry Webb at IUP

“Learn hard and play hard” – 5 SBE students had great moments at Dr. Henry Webb’s house to enjoy Vietnamese dishes made by his wife, took a tour around Indiana Town, first experienced a professional baseball game in Altoona Curve and went shopping in Grove City.

Enjoyed the baseball game at Altoona Curve

Went sightseeing in Indiana County, Pennsylvania

Enjoyed Vietnamese cuisine in the United States

Went shopping in Grove City

Moreover, during the internship, the students were also facilitated to interact and get acquainted with the businesses here. Tran Thanh Binh – a second-year student, attended the seminar of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) and explored Infinity’s high-quality coal making technology in Dayton, Pennsylvania.

Seminar of Pennsylvania Farm Bureau

Before the day of presenting scientific research, our students had some of the very unique experiences that perhaps very few Vietnamese students had the opportunity to experience: Attending a pre – season NFL game, rafting on the river and enjoying the famous steak of the United States.

Attended the game between Pittsburgh Steelers and Chiefs

Went rafting on the river

Nguyen Duong Tri with the research of comparison between Vietnamese coffee and US coffee
Nguyen Huynh Minh Duy – What Walmart should do to enter Vietnam’s retail market
Pham Doan Nhat Quan – Why US fast food fails in Vietnam
Pham Tieu My – What Vietnam benefits from US – China Trade War
Tran Thanh Binh – Lazada Vietnam needs to improve logistics operation. Lesson learned from Amazon
The presentations were highly praised by Dr. Cynthia Streetmatter – Associate Dean of Eberly.

Then, our 5 students moved to the town of Hobart, Indiana to interact and have new experiences with medical students who were practicing here. The warmth and kindness of brothers and sisters especially Mark, Chris and Dr. Thach Nguyen have somewhat alleviated the homesickness of the students.

With Dr. Thach Nguyen – Acting Provost of TTU
And learned how to shoot a gun with Mark

The final destination of this one-month journey was to explore the Wind City and the place called Land of Lincoln – Chicago. 5 students have planned themselves to go to famous attraction of the city with the great help from Dr. Thach Nguyen.

Chicago at night

Went sightseeing at Navy Pier

Millennium Park of Chicago

South Lake Trail of Chicago

Admired priceless artifacts of Art Institute of Chicago

Checked in at Buckingham Fountain

Explored the Field Museum

Discovered Level Ex – a potential start – up specialising in making games for physicians and doctors

Adler Planetarium – A place to record historic moments of the American space astronomy such as Apollo 11.

Went to University of Chicago

Took photos with the city of Chicago at 103-storey Skydeck – dubbed the tallest building in the city

With such practical and interesting experiences, students of the School of Economics and Business Administration will gain a deeper understanding of the United States and also knowledge about working styles, ways of thinking and creating the motivation for them to strive to be ready to seize job opportunities in favorite fields.