International Trade Center interns support decision-making needs of area businesses
Sixteen MU and Trulaske College of Business students interning with the MU International Trade Center shared findings from the semester-long global market research projects on April 27 and 28 with four Missouri and Illinois companies, each seeking to expand their sales internationally.
The students have completed extensive research to identify and evaluate international markets with sales potential for each participating company. Companies working with the International Trade Center this spring included: Diva Maker Hair Prosthetics (Kansas City, MO), MSSC (Owensville, MO & Collinsville, IL), OTT Enterprises (St. Louis, MO) and Save the Girls Touch Screen Purses (Belleville, IL).
In comments shared with the students following the final presentation, Bill Foster, Founder and Managing Member of OTT Enterprises, said, "We were honored to be part of this project and were very much impressed with the work these fine students did for us. They gave us useful statistical analyses, actionable recommendations, and referrals. Thank you so much for allowing us to be part of your educational journey."