Model United Nations conferences usually deal with issues related to international politics and development — the Afghanistan crisis cabinet at McMUN is an example. But many college MUN students are looking to go into the business world and find jobs, and the experience they can gain simulating companies will serve them well.
Best Delegate‘s Ryan Villanueva and Kevin Felix Chan both went into business after college — Ryan went into finance with Goldman Sachs and Kevin went into management with AT&T, so we were excited to see a committee that teaches valuable real-world skills.
Let’s take a deeper look into the Google Board of Directors at McMUN.
Delegates played different Directors on Google’s Board of Directors ranging from CEO Eric Schmidt and co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin to venture capitalist John Doerr and Stanford President John Hennessy.
The issues they faced were real. For Google, that meant trying to figure out how to compete in China in the face of controversial censorship laws and established competition from Baidu. Here Larry Page (left) and Sergey Brin (right) explain their plans for doing business in China. Larry Page (Carl from the University of Miami) would eventually win Best Delegate in this committee.
Chair Hana Shashaa and Vice Chairs Rida Malik and Carlton Lai explain about how majoring in business drove them to create this committee and what it was like to chair something new — and make it realistic:
Sounds like everyone enjoyed their experience!