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Northwest business students and faculty members pose for a photo during a recent visit to Yahoo's Omaha, Neb., office. The group also visited Gallup during the trip, which provided opportunities for the students to learn more about careers at both companies and network with professionals there. (Submitted photo)

Northwest business students and faculty members pose for a photo during a recent visit to Yahoo's Omaha, Neb., office. The group also visited Gallup during the trip, which provided opportunities for the students to learn more about careers at both companies and network with professionals there. (Submitted photo)

April 15, 2014

Students gain professional insight during visit to Omaha companies

By Samantha Cole, media relations assistant

A group of Northwest Missouri State University business students recently visited two companies in Omaha and gained insight to the professional world.

Students started their morning at Gallup, a consulting company that offers measurement tools, strategic advice and education. From there, they traveled to the Omaha office of Yahoo.

“It’s a great opportunity for students to step outside of the classroom and see the concepts discussed in the classroom put to use in two very successful organizations,” said Allison Hoffmann, an instructor of management at Northwest who led the trip with Assistant Professor of Management Dr. Ben Blackford. “It was very beneficial for our students and provided great experience to learn, network with successful Northwest alumni, as well as tour two modern business organizations.”

The students learned about the companies and their business initiatives, toured the offices, and heard from a panel of Northwest alumni who discussed their job duties and tips for success.

“It was very beneficial for me because I was able to network with people who might potentially be my boss one day,” said Tobias Weddle, a junior business management major from Omaha. “I really enjoyed seeing the different work environments of each company and it gave me an idea of what I want to do with my career. I learned that no matter what company you work for, you’ll be working with a team on a daily basis. I’m grateful for the experience.”

For more information about opportunities offered in Northwest’s Department of Business, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/business/.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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