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Mocktails and Mingle: Communicators and Leaders

Mocktails and Mingle: Communicators and Leaders

Do you consider yourself a leader? Ever wonder about the variety of career paths available in the Communicators and Leaders Career Community? We’ve got your answers at Mocktails and Mingle. 

Join us for appetizers, mocktails (of course), and great conversation. This is a casual networking event where you can talk to communicators and leaders of industry. Learn how they leveraged their degree to advance in their careers, and find out the limitless options available to you.

Mocktails and Mingle is co-sponsored by the University of Kansas Alumni Association.

These professionals are ready to talk to you!

Client Relationship Manager, Cerner
Recruiter, FreightQuote
Marketing Manager, Theatre League
Majors Gifts Officer, Boys and Girls Club
Leadership Development Coordinator, Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Head of Real Estate Partnerships, Google Fiber
Director HR Division, Morgan Hunter Corporate Search
Workforce Planning and Analytics Specialist, Hill's Pet
Branch Assistant Manager, US Bank
Account Executive, Walz Tetrick Advertising
Account Supervisor, Callahan Creek
Associate Product Manager, Hallmark

What do I need to bring? Absolutely nothing! Mocktails and Mingle is about good ol’ fashion conversation. We want you to come ask questions from people in the field you aspire to work in, so you don’t need to bring your resume.

What do I need to wear? Clothes, of course. Don’t feel the need to come in a suit, but also don’t show up in your workout gear either. This is a casual event (complete with meatballs and cheese trays!) so dress in your business casual attire and you’ll be just fine.

How do I start conversation? If you already have a company or nonprofit in mind you’d like to speak with, awesome! Tables will be arranged so you can easily find and chat with them. If not, talk with one of the University Career Center staff members and we’ll connect you with someone we think is a good fit. Either way, sharks bite but employers don’t. Mocktails and Mingle is all about asking question to figure the skills you need for your career.

What should we talk about? Anything and everything you want to! You’re here to discover what you can do with your degree, so ask them how they got to this point in their career. Ask them what they look for on a resume; what skills you need to develop?


For more information contact: 
Kendyl Grender: 785-864-7653 / kgrender@ku.edu
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Alumni Center: Bruckmiller Room

University Career Center
6th in the nation for its social media presence in 2013 —JobBrander.com
Winner of the 2013 Innovation Excellence Award in Research —National Association of Colleges and Employers
2009 National Chevron Award winner for excellence in career services —National Association of Colleges and Employers
2010 National Chevron Award finalist for excellence in career services —National Association of Colleges and Employers
Professional Clothing Closet won Service Program of the Year —2011-12 Jayhawk Choice Awards
More than 500 students enroll in career classes annually
Each year more than 7,500 jobs and 1,400 internships are posted in KU Career Connections
University Career Center hosts eight career fairs each year
More than 360 organizations attended University Career Center career fairs the past academic year
More than 10,000 students attended University Career Center workshops in 2012-13