Students of the Kania School of Management had the opportunity to visit the global headquarters of Dow Jones and Bloomberg L.P. in New York City Nov. 6. The trip was organized by the International Business Club’s Allison DeCarlo, Nicole Mahaffey and Susan Trussler, Ph.D., along with Omicron Delta Epsilon’s Tim Harding and Aram Balagyozyan, Ph.D.
The first stop on the trip was the global headquarters of Dow Jones. The students took a tour of the organization and its history. The tour guides highlighted all of Dow Jones’ publications including Barron’s and The Wall Street Journal. The median age of The Wall Street Journal readers is 40-45, whereas Barron’s targets a more senior audience. After the tour, the group listened to speakers Anna Sedgley and Jack Willoughby talk about their careers and their time at Dow Jones. Sedgley, the CFO of Dow Jones, spoke of her international career and the benefits of hard work and networking. Willoughby, senior editor of arron’s, spoke about his experience in providing readers with sound financial advice.
The final stop on the trip was the global headquarters of Bloomberg L.P., where students took another tour. The atrium was packed with free snacks, coffee and soft drinks.
Next, the students were given a tour that focused on the organization and its history. The employees at Bloomberg L.P. were insistent on the transparency of the organization. This theme was especially present in the building, as almost every wall was made of glass. The organization had a very diverse staff and a wide array of speakers who were all well-versed on Bloomberg’s software and its history.
The tour group was even given a training session about using Bloomberg terminals.
The trip proved to be very informative for all involved. Students were given a view of the professional working environment and various management styles.
Nov. 13, 2014