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Students Learning Outside of the Classroom

Business Administration majors at Augustana have many unique opportunities to learn outside of the classroom from major figures in their industries and gain skills that will translate into a successful career after college and through hands-on experience with projects in the field.

Here are some of the great opportunites that students have at Augustana:

Meeting with Sam Allen, Chairman and CEO of Deere & Company

Sam Allen, Chairman and CEO of
Deere & Company (2010 - Present)

On Tuesday, September 17th, 2013, a handful of select business administration students and faculty got the opportunity to listen to and discuss questions with Sam Allen, the Chairman and CEO of Deere and Company, which is headquartered in the Quad Cities. The event took place at the Dahl President's House, the residence of Augustana College President Steven Bahls.

This event was a unique opportunity to Augustana students. Getting the chance to have an informal conversation with the CEO of a Fortune 500 company is not something that happens to college students very often.

Mr. Allen talked about his growth within the company and the lessons he learned along the way, including some of the major challenges on his career path. Students got the chance to ask Mr. Allen questions about the strategy of John Deere and how they can be successful once leaving Augustana.

It was a memorable evening where business administration students had the opportunity to talk with the main executive of a Fortune 500 company and learn valuable information that will be useful in preparation for life after Augustana.

Below are some photos from the evening:

Sam Allen John Deere Interns

Sam with former and current John Deere Interns

Sam Allen Megan Funke

Megan Funke (Class of 2015) talking with Sam Allen

Sam Allen Ben Heaton

Ben Heaton (Class of 2013) sharing some
laughs with Sam Allen

Sam Allen Paul Kleinhans Schulz Brittney Bush
Business Club President Paul Kleinhans-Schulz (Class of 2014)
and Vice President Brittney Bush (Class of 2014) with
Sam Allen

Sam Allen Stephanie Barr
Sam Allen meeting Stephanie Barr (Class of 2014)