WHO COORDINATES THE PROGRAM?
The Wichita Area Outlook Team (WAOT) Link-to-Learn program is coordinated by the Center for Economic Development and Business Research, part of the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University. The team is organized by CEDBR and consists of around 50 business professionals in the Wichita area who come together to discuss important topics related to our economy.
WHAT IS WAOT LINK-TO-LEARN?
Students are asked to submit applications each year around the start of the fall semester. Those chosen to be part of the program are then paired with business professionals that participate on the Wichita Area Outlook Team.
Students will have opportunities to meet with their mentors at two different events, the fall WAOT meeting and at the annual Kansas Economic Outlook Conference. Mentors are not required to maintain a relationship with students following these events.
WAOT Fall Meeting
How to Apply
Applications will be made available around August or September of 2017.
"I got a chance to network with local business executives and engage in discussions on economic trends. Having the opportunity to sit at a table with GLMV Architecture during the conference was and enriching/inspiring experience. With my major in Finance, Mr. Weiford sat me next to the CFO of his company and we discussed different career options as well as how he began his career."