Personal archives of Syreeta V. McDaniel, MBA. Photo taken at Donetsk National Technical University in 1996
доброе утро - Dobroye Utro - Good morning! I wanted to share a photo and quick nugget about my brief time in Donetsk, Ukraine.
In the 2nd year that Temple University offered the International MBA program, I enrolled. It’s now the Global MBA. The program consisted of a dozen students that studied business principles on three continents in Europe, Asia, and North America at that time. Our full-time course load started in Paris, France during the fall; another full Spring load in Philadelphia; and then onto a summer in Tokyo, Japan.
As I prepared for Tokyo, a fellow grad student, Devon Allen, shared an opportunity to work in the Ukraine through the U.S. Agency for International Development and the U.S. Small Business Development Center (SBDC). I interviewed for the position and was selected. Devon went to Kiev with our classmate Andre. I headed to the Donetsk National Technical University with Tom, the Temple University SBDC Consultant.
Fortunately, I also spent time in the capital city at the end of my stay.
Patrick - What city are you from?
SVM - Philadelphia
P - Oh, that's Bill Clinton's problem.
"I'm Philadelphia, born and raised." However, at first glance, townspeople and students assumed that I was either Nigerian or Ghanian. Patrick headed the African student union at the time, but since I wasn't from Lagos or Accra, I didn't fall under his responsibility. Ha!
Click the video link below if you’d like to hear 5 seconds on my time in Ukraine’s “City of a Million Roses.” Until next time! Do Svidaniya - до свидания
Syreeta V. McDaniel, MBA is an SME business expert who is best known by her clients for her prowess in White Paper and Business Plan Writing as well as Gov't Contracts and Int'l Business. She enjoys making organic treats for her dogs.