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Mocktails and Mingle: Turn Your Cause into a Career

Do you dream about changing, growing or shaping our society? If you’ve ever considered a career in government or nonprofit then you don’t want to miss this event.

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

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

These government agencies and non-profits are ready to talk to you!

  • Kansas Legislature
  • Kansas Democratic Party
  • Social Security Administration
  • City Year
  • Harvesters
  • U.S. Department of State
  • American Red Cross
  • Congressional Leadership Fund
  • City of Olathe
  • National Records Center
  • US Department of Treasury

Government and nonprofit agencies are being added daily. Check back soon for an updated list of attending organizations.

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
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Alumni Center: Bruckmiller Room

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