Beyond KU

2020-2021 Events

Beyond KU: Careers in Writing

03/23/21 at 2:30pm

Have you always been in love with writing? Ever dreamed of getting to be crafting words all the time and being paid for it, but you aren’t sure where to begin? Take your passion and make it your purpose--no matter your major! Beyond KU | Careers in Writing hopes to demonstrate how you can take your passion for writing and translate that into a career! 

Join us live on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/kucareer

Panelists:

  • Nashia Baker – Assistant Editor – Meredith Corporation
  • Kimberly Farris – Writing Coach
  • Paige Lytle – Managing Editor – Simon & Schuster
  • Noah Ottinger - Copywriter - Wunderman Thompson Health
  • DeAsia Paige – East St. Louis Reporter – Belleville News Democrat

Missed the event? View the live stream.

 

 


Beyond KU: Digital Influencers

03/17/21 at 3:30pm

Are you a social media savant? Ever dreamed of getting to be online all the time and being paid for it, but you aren’t sure where to begin? Take your passion and make it your purpose--no matter your major! Beyond KU | Digital Influencers hopes to demonstrate how you can take your passion for communications and digital media and translate that into a career! This is now a virtual event, stay tuned for the video link! Panelists to be announced soon.

Panelists:

  • Carolyn Cohen – Senior Marketing Manager – H&R BLock
  • Kris Kennedy – Associate Creative Director – VMLY&R
  • Macy Burkett – Marketing Coordinator – KU Recreational Sports
  • Joshua Smith – Social Media Manager – Laugh Out Loud Network

Missed the event? View the live stream.


Beyond KU: Working Outside the Classroom

03/04/21 at 3:30pm

Are you getting an education degree but unsure if the classroom is for you? Not sure if the skills and experience you have can be taken to a different career? Take your passion and make it your purpose--no matter your major! Beyond KU | Working Outside the Classroom hopes to demonstrate how you can take your skills and experience in education and translate that into careers "outside the classroom"! This is now a virtual event, stay tuned for the video link! Panelists to be announced soon.

Join us live on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/kucareer

Panelists:

  • Kelly Burns – Museum Educator – The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures
  • Rachel Shuck – Assistant Director of Development – Baker University
  • Conor Taft – Development Officer – KU Endowment
  • Katie Turner – Recruiting Partner – Cerner
  • Rachel Vasko - Director of Education - Sylvan Learning Center

Missed the event? View the live stream.

 


Beyond KU: Careers in Politics

11/17/20 at 3PM

Take your passion and make it your purpose--no matter your major! Beyond KU | Careers in Politics hopes to demonstrate how you can take your passion for politics and translate that into a career! This is now a virtual event.

Join us live:

Panelists:

  • Mandy Snodgrass – Current Dole Institute Student Advisory Board Coordinator and campaign manager for Rep. Willie Dove
  • Christina Ostmeyer – Communications Director, Kansas Appleseed
  • Emily Depew – Current KU Law student, former Dole Institute Student Advisory Board Coordinator
  • Ananda Bhatia – Legislative Correspondent for Rep. Seth Moulton
  • Paige Harding – President of College Republicans

Missed the event? View the live stream.

 

 


Beyond KU: Exploring the World of Science & Research

10/7/20 at 3PM

Take your passion and make it your purpose--no matter your major! Beyond KU | Exploring the World of Science & Research hopes to demonstrate how you can take your passion for science and translate that into a career! This is now a virtual event.

Join us live on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/kucareer

Panelists:

  • Samantha Hartin – Children’s Mercy, Research Assistant
  • Gentry Fowler – KCAS, Analyst II
  • Roxie Burger – PRA Health, Flow Cytometry Lab Analyst II
  • Justine Sparr – WuXi Oncology, Senior Clinical Project Specialist
  • Laura Hines – Evergy, Environmental Consultant

Missed the event? View the live stream!


Beyond KU: Entering a Job Search in a Recession

9/23/20 at 10:00 AM

We know that times can be tough--no matter your major! Beyond KU | Entering a Job Search in a Recession hopes to demonstrate how you can take your first steps into the job market even when there may not be many options! This is now a virtual event.

Join us live on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/kucareer

Panelists:

  • Jackie Baker – Senior Director of Member Relations, NonProfit Connect
  • Jacques’ Hassen – Director of Human Relations, Starlight Theatre
  • Dulces Hernandez – Talent Acquisition Recruiter, Hunter Hamilton Professional Resources
  • Carolyn Messick – Human Resources Manager, Kansas City Chiefs
  • Meredith Wiggins – Associate Director of Career Services, University of Kansas School of Law

Missed the event? View the live stream!


Beyond KU: Mental Health & Wellness

9/16/20 at 9:30 AM

Take your passion and make it your purpose--no matter your major! Beyond KU | Mental Health & Wellness hopes to demonstrate how you can take your interest in physical fitness, mental wellness, and helping others and translate that into a career! This is now a virtual event. 

Join us live on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/user/kucareer

Panelists:

  • Jessica Cooney – Client Services Coordinator, Just Food Lawrence
  • Jenny McKee – Program Manager, Watkins Health Center
  • Megan Murray – Dietician, University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Whitney Schneider – Personal Trainer, Schneider Fitness
  • Connor Wykoff – Therapist, Bert Nash Center

Missed the event? View the live stream!


Beyond KU | Social Justice

4/8/20

Do you have a passion for fairness and equity? Make your dream a reality! Beyond KU: Social Justice explores how to build a career out of activism and social change. Whether you have your eyes set on the nonprofit sector or you dream of holding public office, there are Jayhawks just like you who have done it. And so can you!

Panelists:

  • Jennifer Anada | Mayor of the City of Lawrence
  • Cristina Osmire | Communications and Digital Advocacy Director for Kansas Appleseed
  • Anna Long | Assistant Organizer for Justice Matters 
  • Lauren Bonts | Director for the ACLU of Kansas

Missed the event? View the live stream!


 

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