At the recent Wisconsin Bankers Association’s open house, co-hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s School of Agriculture and School of Business, students had the opportunity to learn firsthand about careers in community banking and agriculture lending. The WBA organized a panel of industry professionals – all UW-Platteville alumni – from across Southwest Wisconsin. A panel discussion was followed by a question-and-answer session and an opportunity for students to network with industry locals.
The inaugural event was attended by approximately 60 UW-Platteville students and faculty, making it one of the most-attended open houses hosted at a UW System school, according to the WBA.
“The WBA did a fantastic job sponsoring this event,” said Roger Kerkenbush, assistant professor in the School of Business. “They showed a genuine interest in our students and are excited to come back to continue building the bridge between UW-Platteville and careers in Wisconsin banking. Both the School of Ag and the School of Business look forward to continuing this relationship and to future events like this.”