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From Backpack to Briefcase'

2:35:03 PM CDT - Thursday, March 02, 2006

In between attending sessions on resumes, careers, networking and listening to various business executives, students taking part in this year's Barton School's Business Week will hit the road, so to speak, as part of a new activity planned for this annual event.

Now in its sixth year, Business Week, which will be held March 6-10, will feature tours of local businesses such as Coleman Co., Big Dog Motorcycles, Sullivan Higdon and Sink, and the Cessna Training Center.

It's an opportunity for students to literally get into the business world, in between the numerous sessions that focus on preparing them to go "From Backpack to Briefcase," which is the theme of this year's Business Week.

Professionals and alumni lead the sessions, which are open to all students and the WSU community.
Among the planned sessions:

  • "Why Value Diversity in the Workplace," 12:30-1:45 p.m. Monday, March 6, 203 Rhatigan Student Center.
  • "Applying for a Job Electronically," 5:45-6:50 p.m. Monday, March 6, 203 RSC.
  • "Ethics: It's Not just for Politicians Any More," 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 203 RSC, and 5:45-6:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, 204 Clinton Hall.

Alumnus and former Coleman Co. CEO Larry Jones will be the keynote speaker for this year's Business Week at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at 208 Hubbard Hall.

Jones has crafted a stellar reputation in business, having served on the boards of directors of more than a half-dozen corporations, including Cessna, Union Pacific and Anadarko Petroleum. He cemented his standing as a savvy business executive while at Coleman, joining the company in 1964 as corporate treasurer and going on to serve in various executive positions before being elected its president and CEO in 1971.

A complete schedule of Business Week activities can be found at http://www.wichita.edu/business.



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