Student Research

Harold Walter Siebens School of Business

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Student Research

Harold Walter Siebens School of Business

“...a greater understanding of the economic impact”

Kirsten Van Zuiden, Class of 2015

Kirsten Van Zuiden

Hometown: Carroll, Iowa
Majors: Marketing and Human Resource Management
Research title: “The Economic Impact of the New Minnesota Vikings Stadium”

"I learned about the value of NFL franchises, specifically how revenues, expenses, and operating income affect a team. I also have a greater understanding of the economic impact large sports arenas have on the cities they are located in. Research projects are important to learning because they require you to think outside the box when considering a specific topic."

“... improve every aspect of your life”

Hannah Baker, Class of 2013

Hannah Baker

Hometown: Bondurant, Iowa
Majors: Sports Management and Marketing
Research title: “More than Muscles: A Look into Mental Training”

"The biggest thing I took away from this project was that by mentally training your brain, you can improve every aspect of your life, from the workplace to everyday activities. You can feel better about yourself, improve your productivity, and become motivated."

“...a topic within my career focus”

Kara Cassidy, Class of 2013

Kara Cassidy

Hometown: Tabor, Iowa
Major: Human Resource Management
Research title: “Getting Employees in Gear”

"I learned a lot more about wellness programs and why companies are utilizing them to cut medical insurance costs. They are useful tools that actually reduce costs and have many other benefits for companies and employees. By researching a topic within my career focus, I was able to learn more about something I will be dealing with in my daily work when I graduate or later down the road."