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DSLS Takes Field Trip to Chicago

DSLS 2014 Chicago Field TripCCI 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.”