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Summer Venture in Business program introduces high school students to KU

I feel like KU is my first choice now.

High school students got a taste of life at KU during the School of Business’ inaugural Summer Venture in Business program June 4-6, 2017.

Introduced by 2016-17 Student Body President Stephonn Alcorn and Vice President Gabby Naylor, the program aims to familiarize underrepresented students and potential first-generation college students with business topics and equip them with the tools to succeed in college.

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July 10, 2018

This summer, KU School of Business students have been participating in study abroad programs and internships, which have led them to places around the country and the world.

Below are some examples of what Business Jayhawks have been up to between the spring 2018 and fall 2018 semesters:

Jayhawks Abroad

Jordan Kriete, a senior marketing major, is currently studying abroad in Barcelona, Spain, an experience she says is truly amazing:

“I’ve always had a passion to travel, so it’s been a fun opportunity getting to explore and learn about a different culture. Having school 10 minutes from the beach isn’t so bad either!”

Information systems major Ryan Maas recently returned from studying abroad at WHU’s Otto... Read more

June 15, 2018
Associate professor and Center for Global Business Studies co-director Melissa Birch moderated a panel featuring the finalists for the 2018 Governor’s Exporter of the Year award at Kansas International Trade Day.

Kansas International Trade Day brought together speakers, exhibitors and programs to assist Kansas businesses with their exporting abilities on June 5 in Lawrence.

Melissa Birch, associate professor of international business and strategic management and co-director of the School of Business’ Center for Global Business Studies, served as moderator for a session featuring success stories from the 2018 Governor’s Exporter of the Year award finalists. The panel shared tips before the winner was announced that evening. Along... Read more


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