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Chongqing News

EMBA students of CQU walk 117km in Gobi Challenge

2017-07-11 10:08:38

Players were crossing the Gobi desert by walking. (Photo from the interviewee)

CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- Recently, the EMBA students of Chongqing University shared their experience of participating in the “12th School of Business Gobi Desert Challenge”. Thirty EMBA students crossed 117km Gobi Desert in a team competition and personal experience and won the “Excellence Award”.

From 2006 to now, the School of Business Gobi Challenge has been successfully held twelve times. In this Challenge, there were over 2,500 people from 57 schools challenged the Moheyanqi Gobi Desert at the boundary of Gansu and Xinjiang and walked 117km in four days and three nights.

Walking on the Gobi Desert, the nearly 40℃ high temperature tested players endurance and capacity of adapting to the environment. Jian Qu, a EMBA student from CQU said, “It was not only a competition, but also an experiential learning. I learned the importance of the leader who gives direction; the importance of the team which provides support and encourage; and the importance of tactics and equipment which keep you from injury and wasting time.”

One of the teams of Chongqing University. (Photo from the interviewee)

This was the first time that the School of Economics and Business Administration of Chongqing University took part in the Challenge. In 2016, the 14 EMBA students only participated in the competition as an observation team, while there were 30 students participated in this year’s Gobi Challenge in three teams. (Translated by Ma Shuangshuang, Fathom Language Limited)

 

Editor:Jiang Yiwei