By Sawyer Granger – On any given Monday, Wednesday or Friday, William Jewell students are seen on the Hill during Jewell Time from 10:15 to 11:00 AM, normally clustered throughout the Prior Learning Center. This allotted gap gives students time to spend socializing with friends, studying for exams, catching up on homework, eating an early lunch or going to chapel. On Mondays in particular, students have the opportunity to join BizTime, enjoy a cup of coffee and engage with guest speakers from local businesses as they share their experiences and advice in the business world.
BizTime is located in Jewell Hall room 103; a room that is not like the others in Jewell Hall. This room is known as the IDEA X-Change, where the colors of the room are vibrant, comfortable chairs and booths fill the room and the walls are covered in white boards to encourage group work and creativity.
BizTime was started in the spring of 2013 by WJC business professor and Executive In Residence Donald Huntington. Ever since that semester, hundreds of guest speakers have volunteered their time to discuss different topics with faculty and students. This semester, senior Emma Staebell has assisted with organizing and hosting the events.
The topics discussed during BizTime are not exclusive to business majors alone, as they relate to students throughout the whole campus interested in gathering information to further their knowledge on their potential careers. This fall semester, the schedule for William Jewell’s BizTime is as follows:
September 10 – Nikki Caw, Outreach International
September 17 – Life After Jewell Job Hunting Session
September 24 – Morgan Collins, Burns&Mac
October 1 – Nathan Watts, ATI
October 8 – Life After Jewell LinkedIn Session
October 15 – Career Opportunities shared by Employers
October 22 – Jake Libby, Chief Technology Officer, TIC
October 29 – Libby Allman, Hallmark
November 5 – Career Opportunities shared by Employers
November 12 – Scott Carson, Blue Ocean
November 26 – OPEN
The Jewell community is welcome to attend any of these sessions.