Congratulations are extended to 16 MU students who completed internships with the MU International Trade Center this fall. The students completed market research projects for four Missouri businesses interested in evaluating global market opportunities for their business. The research completed involved the identification and evaluation of industry sectors and countries of interest specific to each business. Key findings from the research completed, along with next steps and recommendations were shared with company representatives during final presentations that took place in the Trulaske College of Business on December 8, 2017.
Clemco Industries – Headquartered in Washington, Mo., Clemco is a leading manufacturer of air-blast equipment and accessories, that are used in a variety of cleaning, surface preparation and finishing applications.
Team members: Nelson Ayala, Andrew Bartell, Khaliyah Frazier and Peyton Gajan.
Masterclock – Located in St. Charles, Mo., Masterclock develops precision timing instruments that are integrated into a variety of industries ranging from professional sports to aerospace.
Team members: Satyam Shah, Marin Meiners, Emilee Gardehl and Michaela Marshall.
Woodland Scenics – Woodland is a world leader in the manufacturing of model scenery for model railroads and architectural layouts, displays, dioramas, gaming, military models, miniatures and more.
Team members: Rachel Brown, Jamie Hennessey, Shawn Higginbotham and Samantha Krainas.
Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis – The AACC’s serves as a connector for St. Louis businesses to the Asian community, and seeks to develop business opportunities and relationships between Asian entrepreneurs and the St. Louis Metro area.
Team members: Hunter Elgren, Kyle Pratt, Madison Plaster and Angeles Zhang.
The International Trade Center is a partnership of the University of Missouri Extension Business Development Program, Missouri Small Business Development Centers and the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business. The goal of the International Trade Center is to promote economic development and aid in the international decision-making of Missouri businesses, while providing MU students, tomorrow’s business leaders, opportunities for experiential learning.