By Sawyer Granger – William Jewell, The Critical Thinking College, is exploring a new strategy to grab the attention of potential students. On Monday, October 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. William Jewell is hosting an admissions event for high school students. The event will showcase the business and leadership program. While mainly senior level students will be targeted, any high school student is welcome to join the showcase. Some of the ideas are subject to change after this first trial run.
This vision of William Jewell, to cultivate critical thinking, will be one of the main areas of focus. Dr. Macleod Walls will be giving an introduction at the start of the day to explain the importance of critical thinking and what this school stands for. Once this introduction concludes, our guests will have the opportunity to explore different tracks throughout the day.Students will choose three out of the seven topics of interest. The seven tracks are: as follows:
- Economics/Data Science
- Business Administration and Entrepreneurship/KCUVP
Each track will consist of a 25-30 minute session that includes hands-on experience, creative cases, or integrated teamwork. Once the tracks are concluded, lunch will be provided to faculty and students. Recent alumni from different fields have been invited to discuss their careers and answer any questions potential students may have. The alums will discuss their career journey and how Jewell impacted them, experiences they encountered that may have helped them obtain their career, how their Jewell education set them apart from the crowd, and offer other advice they would give to students who are trying to decide what college is the best fit for them.