Western Alumni will get the opportunity to interact with one another in this year’s Eggs and Issues: Kansas City.
Colleen Kowich, director of Alumni Relations, said what the alumni association is trying to do, is if a business has a service we want to get that out there for others to know about. She said the organization has rebranded their Eggs and Issues from campus and has placed an Eggs and Issues event in Kansas City.
“Any alumni or graduate in the St. Joseph or Kansas City area is able to attend the event,” Kowich said. “The opportunity for seniors at Western to attend can be beneficial in many ways.”
Missouri Western alumni and students will have the chance to network during breakfast and hear guest speaker, Carol Roever, Interim Dean of the Craig School of Business and Leslie Oberg ’10 present on the Craig School of Business’ Entrepreneurship Program. Roever said that the purpose for her speaking is to get individuals updated on the programs the Craig School of Business offers to students. She wants to give the alumni and other guests the basic facts about what the school offers now for students and graduates about their Entrepreneurship Program.
“We want to let them know that they are eligible for the program,” Roever said. “Students will have the chance to meet with our alumni from other regions and have the opportunity to hear about the program we offer at the Craig School of Business.”
Kowich said students need to have that network with older professionals’ who have been in these positions for a while. It gives alumni a better chance to discuss and share their stories about other successful alumni who have made something out of their education at Western.
“It’s a great opportunity to network” Kowich said. “We often talk about our younger alumni, those who are looking for jobs or looking to advance in their careers.”
Dan Danford, former Board of Governor, said as a business school graduate that there are more business school graduates working in the Kansas City area than in the St. Joseph area. He said there is a large block on students who have built their careers down in Kansas City and it would be beneficial to meet with others outside of the St. Joseph area.
“I don’t compare Missouri Western to any Ivy League school, and it’s all about the people you meet,” Danford said. “The networking you create through these relationships makes a big difference in your career.”
The event is set for Wednesday April 3, 2013 from 7:15 AM to 8:30 AM. The location will be in the Kansas City area at the Cafe at Briarcliff Village, 4125 N Mulberry Drive, Kansas City, MO 64116.