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Meeting with the British-American Business Council

Greetings! We made it back to the USA yesterday from London, so this will be the last blog for the trip. Monday we visited Edelman and the British-American Business Council. Edelman is a PR firm that puts together commercials, press releases, and other publications for companies such as Taco Bell, Shell, Linkedin, and KFC. Perhaps most impressive was the office space which was an open design with a subsidized restaurant, kitchens, and plenty of collaborative open spaces.

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Catching Up with the GC Department

The past two days have been a whirlwind of fun and excitement — so much so, that I am making up for lost time by combining days 5 and 6 in this blog. On Saturday, we had the opportunity to hear from a recent alum about her experience working for the Civil Service in England. Her work regulating nuclear threat reporting was extremely pertinent to recent events and was really interesting.

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Day 4 Exploring London!

Lloyd's of London at Sunset

Hello! Today we visited Ernst & Young (EY) where Danya El Zein, a Denison alum from 2008, spoke to us about her role as a senior manager. She helps multinational businesses perform mergers and acquisitions and offered some insights about how to use a liberal arts education in the workplace. This visit was extra special as President Weinberg sat in on our session after arriving in London earlier in the week!

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Day 3!

View from Millennium Bridge

Today was yet another busy day! We first visited OpCapita where we spoke to Josh Spoerri, the Managing Director, who graduated from Denison in 1993. The meeting was very insightful as we all learned a lot about private equity and business consulting. Of course, the meeting was conducted over tea and coffee! Up next was the London Stock Exchange where we learned about different market indices and share price auctions.

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Day Two in London

Hello, again! Today was another fun and educational day. This morning we were visited by Chrystal Denys who is a Commercial Specialist for the US Embassy in London. We learned a lot from her about how Brexit will affect businesses throughout the UK and the world as a whole. We then went to Macfarlanes and had lunch with Kelly Koltes who is a Denison alum.

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Landing in London

Hello from London! First, I have to preface this post by saying that I have had about three hours of sleep in the last 36 hours, so this might not make sense to anyone save myself. With that being said, yesterday the group met in Washington, D.C. before flying together to London. We left Dulles at 6:30 pm and arrived in Heathrow around 6:30am with a full day ahead of us.

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Looking Forward to London

Hello from Columbus! My name is Kira Barr and I will be blogging about the Global Commerce Capstone Experience trip to London throughout the next week. For those unfamiliar with the trip, this is an opportunity for Global Commerce juniors and seniors at Denison University to network with professionals abroad. We will be visiting several businesses and organizations such as the London Stock Exchange, the U.S.

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