Thursday, December 20, 2012

Julie Daniel is one of the UGC's MBA students on the China Study tour.
She and Joe McDoanld, separated from the group to visit the Beijing office of East Greenbush based Autotask. Julie met Jenny Zhou, Director of the Beijing office (woman in orange sweater) as well as some members of the client realtions staff. Julie is currently doing market research for Autotask in East Greenbush, and in that work, had e-mailed several times with Jenny. It was nice to put a face with a name, and the Beijing staff members were very honored that Julie took the time to visit their Beijing office. Julie spoke often how Jay Carlson's course work prepared her internship at Autotask, and increased her desire to pursue a career in marketing research and analytics. 

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Monday, December 17, 2012


It was a scenic ride with a different viewpoint than when walking on the sidewalk or bridges – truly a Venice of Shanghai. 

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To make our way back to the entrance, we took a water taxi rowed by yours truly… just joking!

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This area is also known for having the best “stinky tofu” (fermented tofu with a strong odor) so I had to try it. Unfortunately it was a little too stinky for me (as well as for the rest of the group). 
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Another well-known tradition of this town is the Fangsheng Bridge, which is the longest, largest and tallest stone bridge. At the foot of this bridge, people sell bags of fish so that buyers may set them free in the water. The tradition of freeing a fish at the Fangsheng Bridge supposedly brings luck to the one who frees the fish.