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EKU Management Student to Intern in Beijing

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Beijing, the capital of China, is one of the most densely populated cities in the world with nearly 12 million inhabitants. Louisville, conversely, is the largest city in Kentucky with nearly 606,000 inhabitants, and, though the two cities greatly differ on population, they do have one thing in common: Tyler Dahmen.

Dahmen, who hails from the Louisville suburb of Goshen and is a management major in the general management option at Eastern Kentucky University, recently accepted a month-long summer internship in Beijing.

“I decided to look in China because I am a business major, and a lot of business is going overseas,” Dahmen said. “China being such a large part of that, I thought it would be a good area to pursue to gain further knowledge on international business.”

After deciding to change program areas in 2012, Dahmen was assisted by EKU business faculty. Laura Barthel, in particular, has played a major role in Dahmen’s acceptance. “She discussed potential interview questions, reviewed my resume and gave me general business knowledge,” Dahmen said.

Dahmen searched for many opportunities and applied to several internships, including the United Parcel Service (UPS), Boeing, YUM! brands and Procter and Gamble in Beijing.

“I haven't always wanted to work in China. When I was searching for internships, I stumbled upon this one, and decided to apply. I thought I would gain valuable experience working overseas. The most exciting part of the internship is to live overseas and see a different way of life.”

The Department of Management, Marketing & International Business offers unique academic programs for students interested in careers in Management, Marketing, General Business, International Business, Corporate Communication & Technology, Business & Marketing Education, and Entrepreneurship.

All programs are accredited by AACSB International.

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Published on February 19, 2014

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