A group of more than 20 students from India visited and toured the Cleveland headquarters of Sherwin-Williams this week, as part of the Global Institute for Management and Leadership at Hiram College.
The students participating are from colleges and universities in India, and they are spending time learning in both the classroom and at educational and cultural institutions in Northeast Ohio. Trips to Washington D.C. and Niagara Falls have also been highlights of their time spent in the United States.
While visiting Sherwin-Williams, students were able to get a snapshot of what a multinational corporation can offer to them as a potential employee, and what employees in turn, can offer the company. The tour began in the Sherwin-Williams Center of Excellence where the students were able to use interactive technologies and objects in timelines to understand the company’s history and growth.
Mike Kulis, Director of Human Resources for Global Markets, guided the students on the tour and arranged two additional speakers for the afternoon. Both spoke about the international business division of the company and touched on some of the challenges the company faces as they grow this division. By the end of the trip, some students exchanged contact information with the speakers and showed interest in learning more about becoming a Sherwin-Williams employee.
“Hiram College is pleased to be able to offer these students both educational and networking opportunities with multinational companies like Sherwin-Williams,” said Paul Bowers, Dean of Professional and Graduate Studies at Hiram College.