Make plans to attend:
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Professional Development


Meet Our Speakers


Larry Straub, D.M.

Straub International, Inc.

Larry Straub, D.M., has over 30 years of experience as a business executive specializing in strategic management, human resources, and organizational development. His 25 years as Chairman and CEO of Straub International, Inc. has helped grow the company into one of the largest farm equipment dealerships in North America. Dr. Straub has been an adjunct professor for both Kansas Wesleyan University and Friends University. He has a Doctor of Management degree from Case Western Reserve University.


Howard Mahan

MBA Student

Howard Mahan is a current MBA student at Kansas Wesleyan University.


Joey Long

Joey Long earned a bachelor’s degree in business management in the spring of 2016.


Morgan Miller

2015 KWU alumnus

Morgan Miller, a 2015 KWU alumnus, graduated with a triple business major. She tells about her journey of starting an clothing business, both online and with a physical retail location.


Professional Development – Day at a Glance


PD 9:00 AM

  – Learn tools that will help keep you upright in tumultuous external environments Larry Straub


PD 10:00 AM

  – How to compete in today’s world
  – Networking expectations today Owen Freiburger


PD 11:00 AM

  – How to sell yourself in 30 seconds (elevator pitches)
  – Be interesting, memorable, and succinct Paul Hedlund and Larry Straub


PD 1:30 PM

  – How to use social media to network for your career Courtney Miller (KWU Career Coordinator)


PD 2:00 PM

  – Deciding whether to choose graduate school or a career path Howard Mahan


PD 2:30 PM

  – Professional Development Career Path Q&A


PD 3:00 PM

  – How to choose a career path after graduation Joey Long


PD 3:30 PM

  – How to start a business right after graduation Morgan Miller



Address : Paul Hedlund
                  KLEAN Coordinator
                  Kansas Wesleyan University
                 100 E. Claflin Ave. Box 46
                 Salina, KS 67401

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Phone :    785-827-5541 Ext. 2218