2009 DC Trek

Over 27 Ross Emerging Markets Club members traveled to DC over fall break to meet with company representatives, learn about companies through interactive presentations, and engage in informal networking.


Trekkers at the AED Company Presentation

Companies visited:

At each organization, students interacted with senior managers and learned about the structure of these industries, as well as tips for pursuing internship and full-time opportunities in international development.


Panel Discussion

This year’s Trek also included a panel discussion on entrepreneurship and emerging markets, led by Ross alum Rob Schneider (US Agency for International Development). Panelists included Agnes Dasewicz, COO of the Grassroots Business Fund, Jenny Everett, Program Manager of the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) at the Aspen Institute, and Dr. David Canter, Director of Healthcare Research at the William Davidson Institute.



The panel was followed by a reception with DC area Ross alumni as part of World Club Day. In all, the DC Trek participants were exposed to ten major development organizations across a variety of sectors. Participants gained detailed insight into the international development space, as well as the opportunity to network with in a variety of sectors.


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