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Take your passion and make it your purpose--no matter your major! Check out all of the Beyond KU events

2019-2020 Events

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!

2018-2019 Events

Beyond KU | Sports

8/28/18

Take your passion and make it your purpose--no matter your major! What does a sales manager, recruiter, trainer, and photographer have in common? Sports.  Beyond KU | Sports hopes to enlighten your passion for the incredible industry of sports through a panel discussion and informal Q & A networking session.

Panelists:

  • Jeff Jacobsen | Staff Photographer, University of Kansas Athletics
  • Kent Weiser | Director of Athletics, Emporia State University
  • Jackie LaBarge | Events Coordinator, Kansas City Chiefs
  • David Tregemba | Director of Ticket Sales, KC Speedway
  • Mason Brightbill | Operations Coordinator, Sporting Fields + Athletics, Sporting KC

Missed the event? View the live stream!


Beyond KU | Healthy Lifestyle

10/9/18
5:30-7:00pm
Burge Union, Forum B

Take your passion and make it your purpose--no matter your major! What does a microbiologist, architect, nutritionist, and trainer have in common? Health. Beyond KU | Healthy Lifestyle hopes to enlighten your passion health and wellness by showcasing the variety of career options available to you.

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Beyond KU | Entrepreneurs

1/29/18
5:30-7:00pm
Burge Union, Forum B

Take your passion and make it your purpose--no matter your major! Beyond KU | Entrepreneurs hopes to enlighten your passion for working from you by bringing in a panel of expert entrepreneurs to talk about their experiences and advice.

Panelists:

  • Austin Barone, Just Play Solutions
  • Danny Caine, Raven Bookstore
  • Josh Funk, Earthwise Pet

Missed the event? View the live stream!


Beyond KU | Sustainability

4/9/18
5:30-7:00pm
Burge Union, Forum B

Take your passion and make it your purpose--no matter your major! Beyond KU | Sustainability hopes to enlighten your passion for the environment by listening to and chatting with career professionals doing just that.

Beyond KU | Sustainability 4/9/18 5:30-7:00pm Burge Union, Forum B Take your passion and make it your purpose--no matter your major! Beyond KU | Sustainability hopes to enlighten your passion for the environment by listening to and chatting with career professionals doing just that.

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2017-2018 Past Events

Backstage Pass - Careers in Entertainment

This event was held on March 7th, 2018.

Love the entertainment industry but hate the spotlight? We have the careers for you at Backstage Pass: Careers in Entertainment! From an accountant to a lighting designer, Backstage Pass: Careers in Entertainment hopes to enlighten your passion for showbiz through a panel discussion and informal Q & A networking session. Refreshments will be provided.

Panelists:

  • Derek Kwan, Director, Lied Center
  • Brent Lind, Audio Engineer, Freelance
  • Kerri Troyer, Director of Ticket Sales, Sprint Center
  • Heidi Hurtig, Season Marketing Manager, Theatre League

If you missed Backstage Pass - Careers in Entertainment, check out the Facebook Live broadcast!


This event was held on January 30th, 2018.

It’s no secret most of us are obsessed with the undercover, classified work of the federal government. Check out Covert Careers to learn how you can turn your TV obsession into a career reality. This panel discussion and informal Q & A networking session hosts experts in a variety of disciplines within covert careers. Refreshments will be provided.

Panelists:

  • Timothy Lawley, Intelligence Analyst, Department of Energy
  • Dylan Passinese, Former Undercover Officer, Kansas City, Kansas Police Department
  • David Hutchings, Associate Director, Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI)
  • Kevin Rousseau, Chair for National Intelligence Studies, US Army

If you missed Covert Careers, check out the Facebook Live broadcast!


Careers That Care

This event was held on October 24th, 2017.

Panelists:

  • Aaron Griffin, City Year
  • Andrew Locke, Teach for America
  • Andrew Stuart, Kansas City Teacher Residency
  • April Matthews, Peace Corps
  • Linda Brandenburger, Americorps

Learn more about what it is like to work at City Year from Jessica Herman (video: 1:04)

Learn more about what it is like to work through Kansas City Teacher Residency (1:10)

​If you missed Careers That Care, check out the Facebook Live broadcast!


Hola, Bonjour, Ni Hao: Your Passport to a Global Career

This event was held on October 10th, 2017.

If you missed Your Passport to a Global Career, check out the Facebook Live broadcast!

Panelists:

  • Kevin Weingarten- Current Ph.D. student, previously Music Teacher in Budapesnt, Hungary, and Vietnam
  • Kris Schorno - Senior Client Relations Manager and Director of Operations, Aperian Global
  • Kelly Scholz - Clinical Operations Study Team Lead, Pfizer
  • Tiffany Learned - International First Year Experience and Programming Coordinator, International Student Services, KU


No Coding Required - Careers for Tech Lovers

This event was held on October 3rd, 2017.

Panelists:

  • Caleb Leiker, Design and Technical Recruiter, Amazon
  • Fur Finley, Head of Real Estate Partnerships, Google Fiber
  • Kyle Rabe, Software Systems Engineer, ScriptPro
  • Grant Horst, US Business Development and Strategy, Apple
  • Anna-Therese Fowler, Multimedia Designer, Cerner
  • ​Brian Rosenblum, Director at the Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities, KU

If you missed No Coding Required, check out the Facebook Live broadcast!


Careers in Beer

This event was held on September 12, 2017.

Panelists

  • Educator: Kyle Hopkins, Tours and Rec Ambassador, Boulevard Brewing Company
  • Entrepreneur: Matt Williams, President/Co-Founder, Lawrence Beer Company
  • Chemist: Victoria Gunderson, Assistant Brewer, 23rd Street Brewery
  • Businessman: Trent Glass, VP of Operations, Standard Beverage
  • Manager: Brad Scott, Director of Logistics and Operations, Free State Brewing Company

If you missed Careers in Beer, check out the Facebook Live broadcast!


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