Students take a bite of The Big Apple

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Business students at Seevic College were given once in a lifetime opportunity to visit New York as part of their course, getting the chance to see all the sights of the city whilst learning invaluable life skills.

180313-new -york ---broooklyn -bridge15 students were accompanied by staff on the trip, where they visited sites such as Wall Street, Brooklyn Bridge, Jersey Island Shopping Mall, Times Square and the Empire State Building.

All these attractions benefitted the students as they examined how different cultures arrange their business ventures.

Programme Coordinator Phillip Stone said: “The students really benefited from the trip by building on their existing knowledge of business and seeing this in a working environment. Team activities encouraged new friendships and helped to develop team working skills which can be transferred both into the class room and into the work place.

“With New York being one of the main financial centres of the world students got a taste of the life-style of this big city – including navigating via a variety of transport methods, using different currencies and learning about how businesses function in other countries.” 

180313-new -yorkLevel 3 BTEC Business student Zak Samerson, 19,  said: “Enjoyed the culture in America and the tourism side of the city, my favourite part was the Empire State building because of the breath taking views.

“The elements we have learnt in our fashion retail unit I could see within the department stores in New York, which really put theory into real life.

“We saw similar selling techniques in America in which you see in the UK which is fascinating to think that both countries use the same theories.

“This was such a good experience to have and would recommend to anyone especially if you have not been to New York before.”

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