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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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December 14, 2017

As a senior in high school, Katherine Riedel had a meeting with John Hedeman, director of the Business Leadership Program and Business Honors Program, that shaped her college career.

Riedel told him she planned to study business at KU but had also considered engineering. She knew she wanted to be a leader but wasn’t sure which path to take.

“He mentioned to me that engineering could use more leadership,” she recalled, but people with leadership skills were often deterred by the math and science engineering requires. Those subjects didn’t scare Riedel, who chose to major in both business... Read more

December 13, 2017
Students in lecturer Ken Ward’s Management and Leadership — Organizational Behavior honors course present the projects they developed for Lawrence-based nonprofits.

Students in lecturer Ken Ward’s Management and Leadership — Organizational Behavior honors course spent the fall 2017 semester collaborating with three local nonprofits.

Students broke into groups and worked on projects for Kansas Appleseed, an anti-poverty advocacy organization; Just Food, Douglas County’s food bank; and the Lawrence Humane Society, which provides shelter and care to more than 3,800 animals per year.

Executives from the organizations met with the class in September to brainstorm ideas for the... Read more


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