Alumni Visit Truman for Boeing Blitz Day

Truman State University’s Business & Accountancy and Math & Computer Science Divisions participated in Boeing Blitz Day on Oct. 5.

Throughout the day, Truman alumni who now work for Boeing taught a total of 20 classes in both divisions. Topics for these classes included contract negotiations, leadership, international business, capital budgeting, internal control, the implications of Sarbanes Oxley, and marketing strategy information. The alumni also encouraged students to look for a career at Boeing and provided helpful information regarding how to apply for internships or permanent positions with the company.

A luncheon honoring Boeing Scholarship Recipients and past interns followed the morning classroom sessions. Speakers at the luncheon included President Barbara Dixon and former Boeing intern Kyle Gifford, a senior computer science major from Columbia, Mo.; Director of Financial Planning Analysis, Integrated Defense Systems Division, Charles Woods, and two former Truman students Mindy McCubbin and Lauren Allen from the Boeing Company. Scholarship recipients in the Business and Accountancy Division include Sara Barker, a senior business administration and biology double major from Canton, Mo.; Bethany Fuller, a senior business administration major from Maryville, Mo.; Lacey Grego, a junior business administration major from Liberty, Mo.; John Hainline, a junior computer science major from Marthasville, Mo.; Kelsey Monsaert, a junior business administration major from Bridgeton, Mo.; Bethany Nichols, a junior business administration and anthropology/sociology double major from Ashland, Mo.; Steven Olree, a senior biology and computer science major from Fenton, Mo.; Ryan Saffer, a junior accounting major from Florissant, Mo.; and Khang Tran, a senior computer science and mathematics major from Oceanside, Calif.

Additionally, an information table was located in the Violette Hall lobby with brochures for interested students to pick up. Several Boeing representatives were available to speak to interested students.

To conclude the event, Boeing hosted an open forum on careers in Violette Hall. This event discussed opportunities available for Truman students at Boeing and finished with a question and answer session.
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