CCI DSLS Director Alice Wirth, Assistant DSLS Director Nick Meade and CCI Dean Mike Wirth took sixteen Diversity Student Leaders Society (DSLS) members to Chicago, March 26 – 30 on DSLS’s annual field trip. The trip included sessions at: Leading Real Estate Companies of the World (with CCI BOV member Pam O’Connor (BS/JEM ’72)), the Chicago Tribune, Weigel Broadcasting/WCIU-TV (with LeeAnn Baker Kampfer (BS/JEM ‘02)), Johnson Publishing Company, and a hotel session with Michelle Pugh Schneir (BS/ADV ‘99) of Young & Rubicam of New York and Tiffani Saxton (BS/JEM ’02) of Centro. The students also attended a Chicago/UTK Alumni Event.
“For many DSLS students, the annual field trip is a life changing experience,” said Alice Wirth. “Interacting with professionals in a board room setting provides students with an invaluable networking opportunity and is a great help to students as they learn to transition from the classroom to the professional world.”