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Connecting the business experience to the academic experience is what can benefit students tremendously.
James “Jim” Corbett knows learning a concept in the classroom doesn’t always translate into understanding it in the workplace. That’s why the alumnus, who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kansas in 1980, worked to help launch a new speaker series in the KU School of Business that will bring top business executives into the classroom over the 2018–19 academic year.
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Bailey Batcheller is a KU business student who was sponsored by Business Career Services to attend this year’s Techstars Startup Weekend in Kansas City on Sept. 20–22. She came into the competition with nothing except a few business ideas in her back pocket and ended up leaving a winner.
The Techstars Startup Weekend is an immersive startup experience focused on hardware and product design that challenges teams to get feedback, make changes and stay open to the idea of pivoting if a plan fails.
Many students, including Batcheller, go into the competition knowing no one. All of the participants make pitches and form groups based on the ideas with the most potential. Then, they get to work. Batcheller joined up with two other... Read more
Every year, KU’s Leadership Challenge brings together students from the Schools of Business and Engineering for a two-day crash course in leadership.
The program is designed to highlight the importance of leadership skills to students and to their future employers. It also provides students an opportunity to network with employers in a variety of industries.
The emphasis on leadership appealed to marketing student Taylor Pullen, who serves as president of Alpha Kappa Alpha. After completing an online application and submitting her resume in fall 2018, Pullen was... Read more
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