THIS SUMMER, as I watched my 16-year-old daughter start her search for her first job, I started thinking back to my own first job as a teenager and the impact that it had on my life. So many memories flooded into my head after all these years. As I gave my daughter advice about her own job search, I thought about the life lessons I learned as a result of my first job and what I would have done differently knowing what I know now.
This trip down memory lane piqued my curiosity about the experiences other people had with their first jobs as teenagers. So I asked our advertising partners to share their memories, life lessons and advice for teens setting out to get their first jobs. The response was overwhelming. It was so exciting to hear each person’s stories and to watch the look on their faces as their own memories started to flow back about something they had not thought about for a very long time. I enjoyed these conversations so much that I wanted to share them with you.
TK Business Magazine | Managing Partner
COO/Partner | Logan Business Machines
President/CEO | Century Business Technologies
Dentist | Gage Dental
Dean/Professor | Washburn University | School of Business
Secretary/Treasurer | Kendall Construction, Inc.
President | Appelhanz Roofing, Inc.
President | Kendall Construction, Inc.
President/CEO | Envista
President/CEO | Kansas Chamber
President | HR Partners
Pharmacy Owner | Jayhawk Pharmacy and Patient Supply
President/CEO | Corefirst Bank & Trust
Owner/President | Eagle Auto Wash & Detailing Salon
Executive Director/General Manager | KTWU-TV
MARTHA BARLETT PILAND
President + CEO | MB Piland Advertising + Marketing
President | Vaerus Aviation, Inc.
Officer | American Tax Service, Inc.
Lawyer/Partner-in-Charge — Topeka Office | Foulston Siefkin LLP
Managing Partner | Clayton Wealth Partners
DR. KEVIN DISHMAN
Chief Medical Officer | Stormont Vail Health