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Take your passion and make it your purpose--no matter your major! Check out all of the Beyond KU events for 2017-2018.

Past Event Information and Recordings

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 and/or the social media story including more information about the panelists!

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 and/or the social media story including more information about the panelists!


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 and/or the social media story including behind the scenes interviews and photos from the breweries!


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Events, Workshops, & Info Sessions
  1. Tuesday, November 6, 2018
    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Kansas Union: Kansas Room
  2. Wednesday, November 7, 2018
    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Kansas Union
  3. Wednesday, November 14, 2018
    3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Kansas Union Ballroom

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