THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

New building’s design will foster more effective professional development

May 3, 2016

In the weeks leading up to our transition from Summerfield Hall to Capitol Federal Hall, we’re featuring guest posts written by faculty and staff. The following Q&A was answered by Ali Wellinghoff, administrative assistant for Business Career Services.

The School of Business will host an open house of Capitol Federal Hall at 4 p.m. Monday, May 16.

The School of Business will host an open house of Capitol Federal Hall at 4 p.m. Monday, May 16.

How will Capitol Federal Hall help the School of Business prepare students for the working world?

Cap Fed Hall was designed with an open concept, encouraging engagement and collaboration. Communication is key in the workplace, and an open, more connected environment in the School of Business will foster the development of these skills.

What aspects of the new building are you most looking forward to?

Windows. Although the lack of natural light in the Career Services office of Summerfield feels very safe as a potential tornado shelter, we are looking forward to seeing daylight. The updated space and expanded amenities will be exciting for hosting recruiters and professionals in the new building.

Do you have any favorite memories of your time in Summerfield Hall?

I must admit, I will always be fond of the time that I was nominated and selected for the 2015 School of Business Staff Award.

Whether we are in Summerfield or Cap Fed Hall, I always feel fortunate to work with such wonderful people!

How will Career Services provide more effective professional development in Cap Fed Hall?

Career Services will expand from seven to 12 interview rooms, which will improve campus recruiting schedules after the Accounting and Business Career Fairs.

In addition, the meeting spaces in Cap Fed Hall will allow us to host more Business Career Plus events in-house, promoting awareness of the professional development opportunities and career services support that is available to business students.


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