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Viterbo University hosts Trust Point President for Leadership event

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La Crosse, Wis. (WXOW) – While it’s only March, some students at local schools might have graduation already on their mind.

A speaker at Viterbo University’s Leadership at Noon event told those students don’t rush where you want to go.

Trust Point President Kent Handel told those in attendance the most important thing for them is to find something that matches the culture and values they hold.

Also, Handel said don’t be afraid to bet on yourself and take a risk, but not too big of one.

“Young people come out of school and can afford to take a lot of risks,” Handel said. “They have their whole life to correct that if they fail at the risk they take. It’s sort of metered through the rest of your life.”

He also said a big focus he looks at in employees is their ability to give back to their community through servant leadership and that doesn’t mean donating big checks.

“I want smart people, but I want smart people who aren’t afraid to be engaged. That’s really the key to the folks we hire. It’s not whether your grade point average is 4.0 or 3.2, it’s the things you were involved in and what you accomplished,” he explained.

The next event will be held Tuesday, April 16 at the Reinhart Center. It’s free and open to the public.

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