WT Engler College of Business, WTEC and SBDC to Host Intern Event

Contact: Brian Enevoldsen, 806-651-8500brian@wtenterprisecenter.com

Copy by Adam Jiwa, 806-651-8503adam@wtenterprisecenter.com


CANYON, Texas — Deadline is March 24 for area small businesses to sign up for West Texas A&M University’s Recruit:Able.

The career fair will be hosted by the WT Enterprise Center and its sister department, America’s SBDC at WTAMU, which both are under the umbrella of WT’s Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. April 6 in Legacy Hall inside the Jack B. Kelley Student Center located on WT’s Canyon campus.

Registration for business owners is $50 and free for students. Business owners and students can register at wtsbdc.com/recruitable.

Recruit:Able is designed to connect small businesses with business students looking for internships, particularly those who may be interested in working for, or even one day becoming, a small business owner. While students receive experience and workplace development, small business owners gain the opportunity to recruit and retain local talent. In this symbiotic relationship, students will have the opportunity to expand their skill set and experience level while helping area entrepreneurs grow their small businesses.

“Retention of WT students in the Panhandle provides stability in workforce development while also strengthening local businesses with great talent,” said Brian Enevoldsen, managing director of the WT Enterprise Center. “Students will also get a firsthand look at the sacrifice and work ethic it takes to become a successful business owner, and we hope through this hands-on experience, students themselves will pursue their own entrepreneurial aspirations.”

WTEC provides Panhandle entrepreneurs business coaching, access to facilities, access to capital, and various other trainings and programs to assist them in growing companies with strong leadership. WTEC also aims to provide opportunities for College of Business students to intern in local businesses showing them the hard work and dedication entrepreneurs must have to be successful.

WT is committed to serving the region and well beyond with successful entrepreneurs and business leaders who are empowered to lead others. Partnering and retaining community businesses to improve the quality of life in the Panhandle and beyond is a key component of the University’s long-range plan, WT 125: From the Panhandle to the World.

That plan is fueled by the historic, $125 million One West comprehensive fundraising campaign. To date, the five-year campaign — which publicly launched in September 2021 — has raised more than $120 million.


About WT Enterprise Center

Since 2001, the WT Enterprise Center has been providing local entrepreneurs with access to certified business coaches, industry expert specialists, top-notch facilities, and high-level programs. Business owners gain the support system, knowledge, ideas, and even resources needed to take their business to the next level. As an entrepreneur support organization in the Texas Panhandle, helping business owners build strong, profitable companies that contribute to a thriving economic community is a primary focus. To learn more about the WT Enterprise Center, visit wtenterprisecenter.com or contact info@wtenterprisecenter.com or 806-651-8500.


About American’s SBDC at WTAMU

America’s Small Business Development Center at WTAMU provides business consulting, training, and research in all areas of small business operations for both start-ups and existing businesses. Established in 1987, they have been providing no-cost business consulting and low-cost training to new and existing businesses. A department of the Paul & Virginia Engler College of Business at West Texas A&M University, the SBDC works in partnership with its sister department, the WT Enterprise Center, to serve small business owners across the Texas Panhandle. Funded by the State of Texas and the Small Business Administration, they contribute to the state’s rapid growth through the creation of new jobs and workforce training. For information, visit WTSBDC.com, or contact info@wtsbdc.com or 806-651-5151.


About the Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business

The Paul and Virginia Engler College of Business is accredited at both the undergraduate and graduate level by the AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which is the highest accrediting body for business colleges in the world. The Computer Information Systems (CIS) program in the Engler College of Business is accredited by ABET in the area of computing accreditation. Fewer than 40 business schools hold both AACSB and ABET accreditation. ABET accreditation is the highest standard for computing proof that a collegiate program has met standards essential to produce graduates ready to enter the critical fields of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology. The COB has reach national accolades with programs ranked in the top 50 Best Online MBA by eight different national programs including U.S. News & World Report and Fortune. Recently the COB was recognized as #19 Best Online MBA Program by The Princeton Review and #24 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs by U.S. News & World Report. To find out more about the Engler College of Business, visit wtamu.edu/cob or call 806-651-2530.


About West Texas A&M University

WT is located in Canyon, Texas, on a 342-acre residential campus. Established in 1910, the University has been part of The Texas A&M University System since 1990. WT, a Hispanic Serving Institution since 2016, boasts an enrollment of about 10,000 and offers 59 undergraduate degree programs and more than 40 graduate degrees, including two doctoral degrees. The University is also home to the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum, the largest history museum in the state and the home of one of the Southwest’s finest art collections. The Buffaloes are a member of the NCAA Division II Lone Star Conference and offer 14 men’s and women’s athletics programs.



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