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Alumnus gives back to MBA students

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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Alumnus Jim Corbett spoke during the school’s MBA student orientation Aug. 15.

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Recent blog posts

March 22, 2019

By Connor Mullins, sophomore finance and business analytics major

One of the most helpful courses the KU School of Business has to offer is Business 210. This class is the last of three courses everyone enrolled in the business school is required to take. All of these classes share a similar message that can be applied to the real world. Through offering crucial information on the interview process, explaining the proper way to write a resume and continuously reviewing how to make connections, Business 210 has proved to be a great course to prepare you for an internship.

It emphasizes:

1. How to make your resume stand out to an employer

When applying for my internship last year... Read more

March 20, 2019

By Aseret Bertram Grant, journalism junior and business minor

Drew DeRose visited the University of Kansas for the first time as a high school senior from Manteno, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, and had a good feeling about campus right away. While DeRose visited a couple other universities, KU remained his first choice, especially after seeing the school’s home, Capitol Federal Hall. He is studying accounting and hopes to one day get his master’s as well as his CPA.

During his first semester, he joined an intramural volleyball team and a flag football team. He enjoys playing these sports and the opportunities they provide to meet new people. He also joined Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), an accounting business fraternity,... Read more


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