Pictured from left to right: Michael Bornstein, Kirsten Kuang, Tim O’Reilly Noah Dickinson, Kevin Jerger, Trevor Denney, Megan Kerpsack, Luis Romero, and Dr. Stephen Conroy
The Student International Business Council (SIBC) is a privately endowed, student-led organization dedicated to peace through commerce. Focused on leadership, international business and responsible business conduct, the long-term goal of the council is for students to develop into a business professional who plays a fundamental role in peace around the world. SIBC completes several projects every year in collaboration with business leaders in the San Diego area and other parts of the world, giving council members real world experience using commerce to facilitate positive change.
The SIBC was given a special opportunity to consult on a real-world project for Tesla in Freemont, California and present at Tesla Headquarters in Freemont, CA on March 22, 2019. The SIBC team, totaling 25 members worked on the project since September to research optimal store locations and seasonality for Tesla. After the presentation, the SIBC was able to test drive Teslas and experience an exclusive tour of the Telsa factory.
Thank you to our benefactor Frank Potenziani and M & T Trust, Todd Bruschwein, USD Alum Jordan Jadallah and USD SIBC Faculty Advisor Dr. Stephen Conroy for making this real-world project possible.
Project Manager and USD Senior Kevin Jerger shared, “Our presentation went smoothly and was received very well by our hosts. Seeing how our work was met with their constant engagement and interaction with our presentation was well worth the hard work the team put in throughout the life of the project. It was incredible experience for the entire team to work hands-on with real sales data and analyze this data into meaningful results for our client.”
Our Tesla contact Todd Bruschwein shared his enthusiasm, “I was thoroughly impressed with you and your team's work. Great job! Speaking with my colleagues, I can say that we all thought you and your team were able to achieve a strong final product despite your limited access to internal data or institutional knowledge." The SIBC is extremely grateful for this unique opportunity and hopes to partner with Tesla in the future. All USD undergraduate majors are welcome to join the SIBC and gain real-world sponsored international business experience. To learn more visit usdsibc.com.