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Student Spotlight

Meet past i5 students and read about their experiences.

"The i5 program was, for me, a life changing experience and one of the highlights of my academic career. It allowed me to experience another culture on a personal level, and the international business experiences I received through i5 have already been invaluable in my career. In fact, my experience in i5 led to my current full-time position with The Marco Company, an i5 sponsor. I also forged lasting relationships with both Chinese and American students that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Overall, the program far exceeded my expectation in every way. "

 

Bryan Gregory

Bryan Gregory Baylor MBA & The Marco Company


“For me this program was all about seeing the other side of engineering – the business side versus the design and programming and how it all fits together.”

“By participating in I5 I think I’m more well-rounded from all that I got to see and experience while I was in China, plus the opportunity to do in-depth, professional work.”

sequoyah Johnson
Sequoyah Johnson
Computer Science Junior


“They [Chinese students] were very driven and dedicated to the project – such hard workers and great people to work with.  I was surprised to realize that the Chinese students and faculty we encountered were mostly like us and had a similar sense of humor. 

[This experience] showed me that the people of the world are a lot more like each other than we realize.”

Kevin Rooney
Kevin Rooney
Computer Science Junior


“One of the concepts we learned about is Guanxi.  We don’t really have a direct translation for it here, but it pertains to the relationship of friendship and trust between companies and individuals.  It’s important to have Guanxi to do business effectively in China.”
Jessica Stout
Jessica Stout
Computer Engineering Junior


“Thinking about the things in a different way, having more passion on the work, accepting other cultures or the ideas of different people more smoothly and many things like those are what I have got from I5 program. And I believe that what I have got from I5 program will helps me a lot in the rest of my life.”
Jake
Jake
International Trade - USST