December 8, 2022

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POV: Life in KC occasion displays pupil alternatives

(Picture courtesy of Kansas Metropolis Space Improvement Council)

Jessica Palm, vp of selling for the Kansas Metropolis Space Improvement Council, stated college students within the area anticipate the Kansas Metropolis way of life occasion, POV: Life in KC, coming to Bosco Scholar Plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

“We’re a non-profit group working to ship enterprise and expertise to the Higher Kansas Metropolis space,” Palm stated. “That features our 18 county footprint, with 50 communities served, together with the Missouri area.” 

The occasion will showcase the Kansas Metropolis way of life and can embody firsthand opinions from Okay-State graduates who signify KC corporations seeking to promote working within the KC area, Palm stated. These corporations provide jobs and internships to varsity college students, and college students can have interaction with employers for as much as six months after the occasion, Palm stated. 

“We wish you to consider our group when contemplating your future plans of employment, internships and residence,” Palm stated.

Maria Izquierdo, senior in vitamin and well being and president of the Hispanic American Management Group, stated that she plans to search out an employer in KC due to their numerous group.

“I hope that I can get related with an alumni that can introduce me to an employer that I’m truly considering,” Izquierdo stated. 

Izquierdo stated resulting from her involvement in HALO for 4 years, she has found that many corporations in Kansas Metropolis have relations with social improvement, social justice and different associations suiting her preferences. Izquierdo stated, total, she is wanting ahead to the occasion.

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Palm stated the occasion features a DJ, free meals, yard video games and the possibility to stroll away with live performance tickets, Garmin watches, succulents and low. She stated the occasion’s vibrant ambiance  and hospitality reveals off the setting college students would expertise in Kansas Metropolis.

“It’s the epiphany of the go to — as soon as they arrive right here everyone loves it,” Palm stated.

Firms within the Animal Well being Hall enterprise space represent 56 p.c of world business gross sales and their district at present ranks first in sports activities structure, Palm stated. One other improvement in Kansas Metropolis, KC Present, is the world’s first women-specific sports activities stadium which is aiming to open in 2023, Palm stated.

“The developments within the space are putting Kansas Metropolis on a world stage, making the world a pool of alternative for everybody,” Palm stated. 

Madison Hewitt, recruiter at Burns and McDonnell, stated she will likely be attending the occasion as a KC way of life consultant. Hewitt stated as a Okay-State alumna, she may be very excited to go to Okay-State once more and share her enthusiasm for the Kansas Metropolis way of life.

“After graduating Okay-State in 2019 with a hospitality administration diploma, I started work at Burns & McDonnell, and luxuriate in working with school college students to assist them discover careers that work for them,” Hewitt stated.

Palm stated POV: Life in KC exposes college students to the chances current in a distinguished enterprise district like Kansas Metropolis.

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“One in three college students that attend college within the space aren’t from Kansas or Missouri. They in all probability haven’t skilled our area in some ways,” Palm stated. 

Palm stated sponsors of this occasion, akin to Burns & McDonnell and ARCO, would be the largest corporations hiring interns and up to date graduates. Extra info on occasion particulars, recruiting, sponsors and registration will be discovered on their web site.