Mondays 10:15 a.m., Jewell 103
On Monday mornings Business Students gather in Jewell Hall for a casual coffee and conversation with noted leaders in the fields of business, economics, accounting, leadership and entrepreneurship. Students, faculty and guests network, share their experiences and build a rich and connected community. Continue reading
From coast to coast, the study and advancement of economic freedom continues at state-based organizations. Liberty@Work™ is a web-based professional education and training program for individuals interested in advancing economic freedom. In collaboration with state-based non-profit organizations from all across the country, participants have the chance to undergo management training for four hours every Wednesday and further expand their skills and network while working in full-time positions. Additionally, participants travel to Washington, DC for the first week of the program and meet in-person for two other professional education summits. Continue reading
As the semester reaches its completion and surrenders to the holidays, it is time to look back and reflect on the blessings of this past year as well as look forward to the exciting things ahead. This past year has brought about one of the largest incoming classes of business majors that we have seen in the last decade. It has brought about internship opportunities for our students in some of the top companies in Kansas City, and it has graduated another great cadre of new Jewell alumni. Continue reading
Dr. Robert M. Metcalfe
By Kelsey Brush- William Jewell College was pleased to welcome Dr. Robert Metcalfe to campus on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 as the keynote speaker at the annual Everett P. Truex Lecture in Economics and Finance. During Dr. Metcalfe’s visit to William Jewell he took part in an on-campus discussion concerning the future of technology with leaders from the greater Kansas City area. This afternoon event, moderated by Mr. Thomas Laming of Scout Advisors, was followed by a dinner in Metcalfe’s honor and his public lecture attended by several hundred students, faculty, alumni, and members of the local business and technology communities.
Dr. Bill McCollum (l) and Colonel Matt Bonnot (r) with Jewell Executive In Residence Don Huntington.
By Haley Jean Jones – The Department of Business and Leadership is dedicated to offering challenging courses that prepare students for their journeys beyond college. Seminar in Business (BUS 451) is an outstanding example of the excellent preparatory courses offered at Jewell.
Led by Executive In Residence Donald M. Huntington, high-achieving junior and senior students investigate the roles of economic freedom, creativity and innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership in today’s business environment. Throughout the course, students investigate and actively research relevant topics, participate in invigorating roundtable discussions, and deliver multiple presentations related to current topics. Continue reading
By Chelsea Coleman – William Jewell College offers multiple services to ensure that students are informed and ready to enter the workforce upon graduation. One of these services offered is the Career Mentor Program, which allows students to experience what a particular profession would be like on a daily basis as well as examine different employment opportunities within their field of study. The Mentor Program was created and is still led by Judy Rychlewski, who began the program in the fall of 1984 with the first group of mentees in spring of 1985. Rychlewski explains that the program can basically find any type of mentor a student may request, with mentorships covering a wide range of professions. Continue reading
Junior Business Major Chris Stathopoulos
By Emily Scott – During the fall semester, William Jewell student Chris Stathopoulos ‘14 had the opportunity to work with Sporting Kansas City as a Ticket Sales Intern. Stathopoulos, a junior, is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Entrepreneurial Leadership. Hoping to pursue a career in the front office of a professional sports franchise after graduation, Chris has had four internship experiences in the industry, working for the Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Chiefs, and Cleveland Browns before his current internship. In addition, the Chiefs hired him to return for the 2012 NFL season in a paid, game-day capacity as a Suite Services Coordinator because of the exceptional work he did while interning during the spring of 2012. Continue reading