As another school year ends, many high school and college students will transition to summer jobs. Student Startup, a nonprofit organization in Wichita, Kansas, is preparing young scholars to launch their own businesses.
Joe Woodward and Abe Rodriguez co-founded Student Startup after learning about Principled Entrepreneurship™ as employees at Koch Industries. The concept is based on practicing a philosophy of mutual benefit, creating superior value for customers and society, and being a preferred partner – principles Koch uses to achieve much of its success.
When Cara Chennault-Reid flew in for her first job interview at Koch Industries’ corporate headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, she didn’t know exactly which job she was applying for, which company it was with or even where the role was based. But she was intrigued by the company and its management philosophy.
At the time, Koch was looking for strong human resources leads, so Cara prepped for all the requisite questions and potential conversations. Then she experienced something far different from what she expected.
The Molex Engineering Rotational Program prioritizes helping early-career engineers find their right fit
Josh Zaagsma was never sure about what career path he wanted to take. He worked as a science teacher, academic researcher, mechanic and electronics technician before starting a degree in mechanical engineering.
He graduated in 2021 but couldn’t settle on a specific area to pursue. Enter Molex’s Engineering Rotational Program (MERP), which allowed him to explore a variety of engineering disciplines and discover he has a passion for computer programming.
At the Koch Methanol plant on the banks of the Mississippi River, Marc Hoss was keeping a wary eye on Hurricane Ida as it lashed the Caribbean last August. The Midwesterner facing his first hurricane watched as Ida unexpectedly increased to a Category 4 hurricane and shifted course barreling towards the small Louisiana town between Baton Rouge and New Orleans where the plant is located. The team immediately began to put its response plan into action.
Cars on their morning commute zoomed by as a group of people from the Winfield Correctional Facility picked up trash along the highway.
It wasn’t glamorous work for Richard McMichael, but it at least got him outside. It was a welcome change after having already spent nearly four years in prison. Every day as the group moved its way along Kansas State Highway 96, Richard would often look up at one of the only buildings he could see from the road – Koch Industries' headquarters – and watch with fascination as people arrived for the day and entered the building.
WICHITA, Kan., May 5, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Koch Industries, Inc. (“Koch”) today announced that it has earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for 2022. This is the second consecutive year Koch has earned this award, moving the company into ENERGY STAR’s Sustained Excellence category. ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies; it is the highest honor bestowed by the EPA.