Leadership Summit Led by Accenture Consulting Will Train Business Students for Workplace Excellence

Sept. 25, 2015

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 25, 2015) – Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business is partnering with Accenture, one of the world’s largest consulting firms, to present their inaugural Business Leadership Summit. The summit will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, in Meyer Conference Center at the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.

“We wanted to create an event where our students would have an opportunity to receive highly marketable business skills from a top consulting firm,” said Ken Buckley, M.B.A., assistant dean of career management at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.

Accenture provides consulting and outsourcing services through strategy, digital, technology and operations capabilities. They have made 12 consecutive appearances on FORTUNE’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list.

During the opening session, students will engage in a question-and-answer session with Accenture executives about interpersonal and leadership skills intended to greatly enhance students’ ability to successfully build relationships and move teams to action in the workplace.

“Awareness of this topic is a highly useful resource that will prove value as students are interviewed by elite firms,” Buckley said.

Students will hear from industry experts about how to evaluate others and how to effectively lead and work with them in order to increase effectiveness.

The Accenture Leadership Summit was created to develop skills in students to set them apart from their peers at other universities, Buckley said. He hopes the summit will give students a competitive edge when looking for jobs. Accenture’s new hires go through this exact training and it has been a “game-changer” for the firm, he said.

Students may register for the Business Leadership Summit sponsored by Accenture on Handshake. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

For more information, contact Kenneth Buckley or visit the Office of Career Management website at www.baylor.edu/business/careermanagement.

by Bethany Harper , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.


Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business provides a rigorous academic experience, consisting of classroom and hands-on learning, guided by Christian commitment and a global perspective. Recognized nationally for several programs, including Entrepreneurship and Accounting, the school offers 24 undergraduate and 13 graduate areas of study.

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