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Business Career Expo Expanded Dreams Today

by Carol Best
Students conversing with corporate representatives

MNU students and local high school students had the opportunity to meet employers from a host of organizations today at the Business Career Expo. Specifically for students majoring in nine areas of study under the Department of Business Administration, the Expo included organizations hiring for everything from graphic design to accounting to sales and operations. Many employers were looking for interns and all were happy to provide advice on grooming oneself for a future career. In addition to MNU students, several local high schools were invited to bring students looking at careers in business.

In addition to booths for each organization, there were panel presentations from entrepreneurs and corporations. MNU President David Spittal met many of the participants at the event held in Cunningham Center.

“Students were excited to learn about the many career opportunities in our area while many of them indicated they had no idea there were so many options and possibilities,” Spittal said. “The corporate representatives were equally grateful for the event and thrilled that the students interacted with them. One told me, ‘You have great students and we want them working for us.’ That says it all.”

Freshman Myzelle Law, a sports management major and nose tackle for the Pioneers said, the panel presentation caught his attention. “Especially the rep from Sherwin Williams,”Myzelle said. “They said a lot of things that connected with me. I’m not sure what I want to do later on, so this was really helpful.”

Junior graphic design major Maegan Beckner is further along in her education and agrees with Myzelle. She attended a presentation regarding social media management.

“It was helpful to get insight on what it is like to be in the field that I potentially will be in one day,” Maegan said.

Spittal continued enthusiastically, “the Career Expo was about students and their future and it was wonderful to experience their energy and excitement.”

Special thanks to all the people who made the event possible, including organizers Dr. Linda Alexander, Dr. Lisa Wallentine, Glenna Murray, Jeanne Bradford, and a host of other corporate guests and partners.

Thank You Employers:

American Digital Security
Associated Wholesale Grocers
Buckle Retail
Budget Car and Truck Rental
Church of Nazarene Foundation
DH Pace Company
Federal Reserve Bank
FedEx Ground
Garmin International
Global Ministry Center – The Church of the Nazarene, Inc.
Global Missions
Government of Johnson County, Kansas
Hoefer Welker Architecture
Johnson County Government
Johnson County Parks and Recreation
Keller & Owens, LLC
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Ryan Lawn & Tree
Sherwin Williams
Sporting Kansas City
Unconventional Business Network


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