Business Career Services and the EY Professionalism Program

by | Dec 12, 2023 | Careers, Education, Employment, Events

You are receiving this email because you are on our recruiting distribution list. If you wish to be removed or would like to verify recipients for your organization, simply reply.

This email provides a great opportunity to check in with our business relations coordinator to strategize your recruiting approach on our campus. If you wish to discuss these opportunities or your talent needs more broadly, please feel free to schedule a quick call.

We look forward to working with you in 2024! Our spring semester begins on Tuesday, January 16th. Preliminary opportunities to connect with our students this spring are outlined below. We’ll send follow-up emails in January with additional opportunities to speak in classes, and forums to connect with student groups.

Opportunities to Build Your Employer Brand through Business Career Services You may sign up with interest at this link which is referenced throughout the email.

BUS 210 (Career Management and Planning)

Business Career Services teaches a mandatory Business 210 class targeting sophomores. In addition to requiring students to conduct a mock interview with an employer, we will need speakers on the following topics.

February 6-9 —Networking Presentation in BUS 210 Class

The employer will cover the do’s and don’ts of networking. Students will either be about to attend or have just attended the career fair on Feb 7th. The presentation will be around 45 minutes. This should be with someone who regularly represents the company at career fairs for new college grads. Presenter will need to cover elevator pitches, do’s and don’ts of networking, and attending or following up after career fairs. Instructors will already have discussed the basics for attending the career fair (attire and approaching employers). This class is mainly sophomore business students. Feel free to indicate your availability for one or multiple sections. You may sign up with interest at this link.

February 13-16—Behavioral Interviewing Presentation in BUS 210 Class

Can be staffed by a recruiter or anyone who works in the company’s interviewing process for new college grads. The presenter will need to cover general interview info with most time spent on how to answer behavioral interview questions using the STAR method. This class is mainly sophomore business students and presenters have 45 minutes to present. Feel free to indicate your availability for one or multiple sections. You may sign up with interest at this link.

February 27-March 1 —Employer Panel in BUS 210 Class

Preference is to have 3-5 employers from different companies for each panel. Panelists will talk about a variety of topics (succeeding on the job, interviewing questions, and random questions students have about the process). Generally, we need someone who works with the recruiting/talent development process for this one. This class is mainly sophomore business students and the panel will last around 45 minutes. Feel free to indicate your availability for one or multiple sections. You may sign up with interest at this link.



Career Forward Certificate earners complete over 7 hours of research on professional search etiquette and best practices. These students, from various business school majors, engage in a semester-long program led by trained student peers, focusing on active job or internship searches in small groups. Past certificate earners, on average, apply to double the number of positions, receive double the interviews, and spend 3 more hours monthly on their search compared to their School of Business peers. Committed to success, they learn from peers, guest speakers, and trained Leads, positioning themselves for dream opportunities in the job market. These students are goal-oriented, persistent, and potential future employees. You may sign up with interest at this link.

March 18th-21st 4:15-5:30 PM (every day) — Interviewing and Company Research

April 1st-4th 4:15-5:30 PM (every day) — Offers and Negotiations



Mock interviews provide a great opportunity to ensure that your company is top-of-mind with students. We are planning to facilitate mock interviews both in-person and virtually this spring, focusing primarily on freshmen and sophomores in BUS 200 (Business Leaders Program) and BUS 210 and some additional openings for students who wish to gain practice outside of a class assignment. Please sign up for one spot or several! We can use all the help possible. We greatly appreciate the volunteer support provided by employers through our mock interview program.


Sign up HERE! Questions can be directed to Cheryl Webb at


Game of LIFE: Simulation Edition

We are seeking five hosts to chaperone rooms where students are doing mini-work simulations. Employers will help students with questions pertaining to an industry relevant mini-project. Employers will be supplied with simulations and support ahead of time as well as student staff during the event. This will be an after-hours event from 5-7PM in Capitol Federal Hall on April 25th. This event is 100% student generated and will be led by two student leaders with the help of our office and staff. You may sign up with interest at this link.


SPRING CAREER FAIRS – More information here.


  • February 7: University Career & Internship Expo, hosted by University Career Center.
  • February 7: Engineering & Computing Career Fair, hosted by Engineering Career Center.
  • March 2024: Big 12 Virtual Career Fair, hosted by the Career Centers of the Big 12 (Virtual via Career Eco). More details to follow.
  • April 10: KU School of Business Internship Fair, hosted by Business Career Services. More details to follow.




Schedule a time for students to connect with representatives of your organization in between classes in Capitol Federal Hall. Typical tabling hour occurs between 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Contact Cheryl Webb ( for more information or to schedule tabling.



Business Career Services distributes a weekly newsletter to students on Sundays featuring events for the week ahead. In an effort to reduce the emails being directed at students, all employer announcements will be distributed via our weekly newsletter. If you have announcements, scholarships, events, diversity programs or content that you would like shared with students, please contact me, or Nikki Woolfolk at to submit your request. Requests must be submitted by end of day each Thursday to be included on the Sunday newsletter for the following week.


Login to HireJayhawks to access employer services such as updating your company and account profile, posting a job or internship position, registering for career fairs and events, accessing student resume books, and requesting on-campus recruitment dates.  Please visit this link for information on services offered through the system. If you would like more information about connecting with KU Business students, please contact Cheryl Webb: 785-864-8045 or To log into your account, please visit .


KU offers a formal mentoring program that pairs current KU Business students with industry professionals. Professionals in accounting, finance, marketing, business analytics, information systems, management, and supply chain management are encouraged to join. After setting up an account at, navigate to the KU Business Mentoring Program, select the green “Join Program” button, and answer the registration questions. Mentorship matches will occur in March so please join or share before then. Contact with questions.


This survey will enable you to express interest in presentations for BUS 210. A member of our team will follow up with you by January 12th.

IDEALS 2024 (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Leadership Summit) – March 8, 2024, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm in Capitol Federal Hall


KU School of Business is committed to fostering a culture of diversity by hosting IDEALS 2024 (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Leadership Summit), a free one-day conference for business students to engage in professional development that prepares them to effectively engage an increasingly diverse workforce.


Conference outcomes include:

  • Have an enhanced understanding of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging through different lenses
  • Develop strategies to become better proponents of DEIB personally and professionally
  • Effectively network in professional settings to develop powerful relationships with an inclusive lens and a sense of belonging
  • Professionally navigate, engage, and thrive in an increasingly diverse, creative, and collaborative world

Proposals for in-person and virtual sessions are currently being accepted for IDEALS 2024. Each workshop will be scheduled for 50 minutes. Additionally, the target audience will be business and professional undergraduate students and students in the Multicultural Business Scholars Program (MBSP) at KU. KU faculty and staff are also encouraged to attend. Please consider presenting at IDEALS 2024 using this form. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until Monday, January 22, 2024.

More information: IDEALS | Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Leadership Summit | School of Business (

CASE COMPETITION NETWORKING EVENT– February 28th from 5-7 p.m.

The KU Business School case competition program will host a networking event at Johnny’s Tavern, 401 N. 2nd, Lawrence Kansas. The program’s November networking event was attended by approximately 150 sophomore, junior, and senior students. Students will be submitting resumes and attendees will receive a résumé book. Attendance is free with up to two reps per organization. Please contact Jana Fitchett if you have any questions at 913-706-5780 or Thank you for your consideration. You may sign up with interest at this link.

CLASSROOM SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES – More opportunities will be included in upcoming emails. Please keep checking back.

ACCT 201 Speaker Series

This course is a study of how companies use managerial accounting information and tools to make business decisions (and is a required course for all business majors). For Spring 2024, we are seeking guest speakers from area small businesses and entrepreneurs to share their experiences with managerial decision making and how accounting related information has assisted them. We have availability for single firm speaking engagements or as part of a panel. There are two sections of the course (MW 12PM and MW 9:30AM) and remote speakers can be accommodated (for MW 9:30AM section only).

Interested speakers should contact: Josh Arpin at


ACCT 201 Shark Tank

Each semester, ACCT 201 – Introduction to Managerial Accounting completes a comprehensive group project that provides students hands-on experience applying course concepts through the startup and operation of their own small business. The project begins by having each group manufacture a product (many of which are very creative). For this project, they identify variable and fixed costs, determine sales needed to be profitable and create a business plan that summarizes their company, product, marketing plan and customer base.


Using this information, the students then participate in Shark Tank. Similar to the TV show, each group presents their product to the Sharks (guest judges include faculty, staff and external firm representatives and recruiters). The best presentations (as determined by the judges) are awarded their investment request (paid in extra credit).


On Wednesday, February 14, 2024, the Shark Tank event will take place as follows:

  • 5:50-6:40 PM: Student Presentations (all presentations to occur in Capitol Federal Hall).
  • 6:40-8:00 PM: Networking with Firm Representatives and Recruiters (this is a requirement for students to earn points in the class)


All firm’s will have the opportunity to network with students in ACCT 201. For Spring 2024, we will have ~650 students enrolled in the course (from across all majors in the school). This networking opportunity will be extremely valuable to students and even allows them to complete a requirement in the course related to Networking. We are seeking firms that represent all disciplines/majors within the School of Business, not just accounting firms.

If you or your firm is interested in participating, please complete the following Microsoft Form by January 8: If you have any questions, please contact Josh Arpin at


ACCT 525: Specialized Accounting Practices

This course is an extension of the study of financial accounting practices in specialized industries. The course includes a range of industries, with a focus on accounting and reporting related to not-for-profit organizations and state and local governments. I welcome guest speakers who have experience in these areas, as well as other specialized industries, such as oil and gas, healthcare, education, real estate, sports, and more! The class meets in person Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 – 2:15 PM.

Interested speakers should contact:

Kelvie Crabb


ACCT 500 – Decision Making for the Boardroom

This course examines the role that a board of directors plays in a company’s governance, risk assessment, oversight, executive compensation, audit, and corporate social responsibility. I welcome guest speakers who have or have had director experience on a public or private corporate board. I also welcome guest speakers who are involved with the recruiting, training, or educating of individuals to serve on corporate boards. The class meets MW 9:30-10:45, and I can accommodate remote speakers.

Interested speakers should contact:

Jeremy Lill


BUS 305 – Business Writing

Students learn and practice strategies for effective written communication in business settings. Guest speakers can explain the importance of written communication in their workplace and the types of written communication that are used in their particular field.

Interested speakers should contact:

Laura Barrett


FIN 230: Intro to the Finance Profession

This is a required class targeted at sophomores that is entirely dedicated to exploring financial career options. Guest speakers who are passionate about their financial careers or their financial career paths are welcome. Class meets in person in Capitol Federal Hall on Thursdays from 2:30-3:20 PM.

  • Jan 25
  • Feb 29
  • Mar 21
  • Mar 28
  • Apr 11
  • Apr 18

Interested speakers should contact Jolene Phillips

  • Please include which area(s) of finance your organization represents along with dates of interest

Jolene Phillips


FIN 330: Introduction Financial Planning & Retirement

This course is a fundamental introduction to personal financial planning and retirement planning. The course will survey the economic, ethical, and regulatory environment of the profession as well as the basic tools and techniques used in support of the financial planning process. Retirement planning topics covered include retirement needs analysis, employee benefit and retirement plans, social security, and enterprise retirement plan selection and succession planning. The course instructor seeks individuals with financial advising, financial planning, or wealth management experience to bring these topics to life for students.

Interested speakers should contact:

Professor Jason Anderson, CPA, CFP


FIN 413: Financial Markets and Intermediaries

This course explores the financial institutions that create credit and liquidity for businesses and other borrowers, the financial instruments that facilitate credit and liquidity creation, and the markets in which those instruments are sold or traded. Special emphasis is paid to commercial banks, but non-depository intermediaries such as finance companies, mortgage banks, insurance companies and investment banks are also discussed. Presents and analyzes the workings of money markets, bond markets, commercial loan markets, mortgage markets and foreign exchange markets. The course instructor seeks individuals with experience working for these entities and/or markets. Speakers with relevant experience can come from the private or government spaces.

Interested speakers should contact:

Professor Jason Anderson, CPA, CFP


FIN 425: Futures and Options

This course examines the use of forwards, futures, swaps, options, and related financial derivatives for hedging, arbitrage, and speculative purposes. The course focuses on pricing of derivatives and understanding how firms can manage risk using these derivatives. Guest speakers on any aspect of Futures and Options are welcome. Class meets Tuesday or Thursday at 2:30pm for 75 minutes.

Interested speakers should contact:

Haitao Mo


FIN 445—Fixed Income

This course explores most aspects of Fixed Income, including valuation of bonds, risk metrics, use of bonds in portfolios, and credit analysis, among other topics. We need 10 individuals to participate in one 30-minute Zoom/call at a mutually agreed-upon time, each with a group of 2-3 students to talk about their role in the industry. No affiliation with KU necessary.

Interested participants should contact:

Claire Rosenfeld


MGMT 230: Intro to the Management Profession

This is a required class targeted at sophomores that explores the management discipline and associated careers. Seeking guest speakers who have undergraduate degrees in Management or Business Administration and are passionate to share their career journeys in the following areas: Management roles, Human Resources, Project Management, Event Planning, Sales, Supply Chain, Finance, Hospitality, Law, and/or Healthcare.


Class meets in person in Capitol Federal Hall on Wednesdays from 4:00-4:45 PM.

  • Jan 24
  • Feb 14
  • Feb 28
  • Mar 6
  • Mar 27
  • Apr 3
  • Apr 10
  • Apr 17
  • Apr 24

Interested speakers should contact Ken Ward

  • Please include which area(s) of Management align with current role and dates of interest.

Ken Ward


MKTG 435 Marketing Strategy

This course will cover a range of concepts relating to marketing strategy and management. Guest speakers are invited to talk about nearly any marketing-related topic that they feel passionate about! Potential topics include: building a customer-centric organization, generating customer value, uncovering customer insights, measuring / managing customer profitability, managing customer relationships, marketing resource allocation, global vs. local marketing, and using/managing marketing analytics.

Interested speakers should contact:

Rob Waiser


SCM 310 – Supply Chain Management

Guest speakers on topics of Supply Chain are welcomed. This course introduces some of the most widely used models from management science in business decision-making. Topics include decision-making under uncertainty, resource allocation models, and production and operations management. Guest speakers are invited to talk about how their company does supply chain management or to discuss career and internship opportunities with the class.

Interested speakers should contact:

Joe Walden

STUDENT ORGANIZATION SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES – More opportunities will be included in upcoming emails. Please keep checking back.


Alpha Kappa Psi is a co-ed business professional fraternity that values integrity, service, networking, and professional development. With a group of 50+ members with diverse backgrounds and professional interests including all business and many journalism majors, we are looking for industry leaders in any business or journalism field who would like to come to speak to our chapter. We would prefer to meet with individuals who could offer our brothers opportunities, whether those be internships, full-time jobs, or things of that nature. Our meetings are every other week in person on Tuesdays at 7 pm.

Interested speakers should contact:

Amanti Debelo (Vice President of Professionalism)



Consulting Club

The KU Consulting Club is a student-run organization that focuses on providing School of Business students with information about the field of consulting. Our club focuses on bringing in guest speakers to speak about their professional experiences, host case interview preparation sessions and workshops, and provide students with networking opportunities. We are currently looking for guest speakers for this upcoming spring semester, particularly professionals within the tech/IT, management, and financial consulting fields.

Any interested individuals should contact:

Blayne O’Connor- Club President 



Real Estate Club

The KU Real Estate Club is focused on opening the student body at KU up to the world of commercial real estate. The purpose of this club is to allow fellow Jayhawks to explore the real estate field and begin to understand what career paths in commercial real estate entail. Whether this is working with local commercial real estate companies based in Kansas City, local developers, and or CRE investment firms, our goal is to give our club opportunities to begin to see what the real estate world is like.


The club invites guest speakers in the real estate field to come and talk to us about their careers, what they do in their day-to-day work, and their different insights into the industry.  We also work within the club with the members on doing our own research on the market and what trends are going on in the real estate world. We have several guest speakers planned for this upcoming semester and are looking for more. We are also open to seeking out possible Alumni and networking events to take place in Kansas City.

Any potential interest should contact:

Alex Johnston – Club President



Supply Chain Management Club

The KU Supply Chain Management Club is dedicated to educating students about the supply chain industry and introducing students to possible career paths within the industry. The club focuses on hosting informational sessions about areas of supply chain as well as analytics and machine learning/AI. We also plan multiple trips to warehouses and firms around the Kansas City area as well as hosting an annual supply chain trip, this year to Charleston SC.


The club invites guest speakers in the supply chain field to come and talk to us about their careers and different insights into the industry. We also invite guests who have professional advice on topics like interviewing, resumes, and the career application process. We would also love to have more Women in supply chain come to speak to our club about their experiences in the field.

Anyone interested should contact:

Kate Riker- Vice President



Women’s Business Club

The KU Women’s Business Club’s mission is to promote the advancement of women in business through professional growth, networking, and service to the community. Guest speakers (of any gender) who are passionate about their business careers, the advancement of women in the workplace, or are seeking to offer opportunities to college students, are welcome. Other events we offer for students include networking, community service, and relationship-building activities! All members love to hear about real-world experiences from speakers with any background. Our available meeting dates are February 20th, March 26th, April 9th, and April 23rd at 6 pm.

  • Our club is organizing a Public Speaking Workshop, and we are hoping to identify a speaker to help members enhance their confidence and skills for effective communication in professional settings, empowering them to advocate for themselves.
  • Our club is hosting a Negotiation Skills Training Workshop to help members with techniques for salary, contracts, and business deals. We are looking for a speaker to facilitate an interactive session, allowing members to practice these skills with each other.
  • Our club is actively seeking a professional with international work experience, as we prepare to host a Global Career Opportunities for Women meeting. We invite them to share their insights and advice with our members.
  • Our club is hosting a Women in Leadership Panel on April 23rd. We are seeking 3-4 professionals to participate and talk about exploring the challenges and successes of women in different industries.

Interested speakers should contact:

Natalie Keller (President)



Women in Finance

This undergraduate student organization promotes the accessibility, visibility, and networking opportunities for females pursuing careers in Finance. To advance this mission, we are looking for passionate and driven guest speakers (of any gender) to share with our members. We prefer in-person meetings but online can be accommodated. Meetings are Wednesdays at 5PM.

In addition to speaking opportunities, we are looking for site hosts hosted by financial firms for a Friday Field Trip to Kansas City. We are also looking for site hosts in Chicago for a networking Field Trip February 21-23. Chicago plans also include an alumni networking mixer.

Interested speakers should contact:

Courteney Sweiss

Professionals in the Chicago and KC area who would like to host should contact our faculty mentor:

Claire Rosenfeld




We encourage you to tap into the Jayhawk alumni talent network. If you have talent needs that require professional work experience, the KU Alumni Association offers a private job board for positions that require a four-year degree and professional work experience. Please note that internship and entry-level opportunities should continue to be posted to

Here’s how to gain access to KU’s impressive pool of talented alumni and graduate students:

  • Visit
  • Provide your email address and join as a career partner (if you’re a KU graduate, join as alumni)
  • Once you receive a confirmation email, log in and post a job in minutes (the KU Mentoring job board pulls relevant employer information from, making the process quick and easy.



KU is excited to highlight an exciting way for you to connect with highly-motivated students and recent grads from institutions across the country, including KU. Micro-Internships are short-term, paid professional projects designed to serve as a bridge to future employment opportunities.


Please join representatives from Parker Dewey for 30 minutes on Thursday, December 14th at 12:00 p.m. to hear:

  • an overview on how Micro-Internships work,
  • examples of the types of projects students can complete, and
  • how these short-term projects create equitable access to professional careers in our community.


Whether you’re in need of on-demand project support, looking to expand your talent pipeline, or reach new talent demographics, Micro-Internships are a valuable tool. This demo and walkthrough will show how this scalable concept supports your organization as well as our students and recent grads.


Click here if you’re ready to post a Micro-Internship now, or click the following link to register for the webinar and learn more:



If you have questions about any of these opportunities or would like to discuss the best options for your group, please reply directly to me and I would be happy to speak with you further. We appreciate the opportunity to work with your recruiting organization and look forward to partnering again during the spring semester.


Thank you in advance for your support and Happy Holidays!


Business Career Services/EY Professionalism Program


KU School of Business

1654 Naismith Drive, Capitol Federal Hall

Lawrence, KS 66045

(785)864-5591 BCS Reception

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @kubuscareer

About the Author

HECK Open House

HECK Open House

HECK is hosting an Open House Event to commemorate the implementation of their new brand, as well as pay homage to their roots as Heck Land Company. The HECK team would like to invite all current and former clients, as well as prospective customers, other agents, business partners, and all other Lawrence professionals. The Open House will be from 4 to 6 p.m. with beverages, appetizers, and desserts provided. The HECK Team is ecstatic to usher in this chapter of new and expanding horizons, and they look forward to celebrating with everyone.
Outdoor Connections Expo

Outdoor Connections Expo

Calling All Industry Professionals * * * * Pine Landscape Center looks forward to helping you Discover. Connect. ...
2024 Lawrence Home Builders Association Home Show

2024 Lawrence Home Builders Association Home Show

Saturday, February 17th, 9am to 5p and Sunday, February 18th, 11am to 4pm at Crown Automotive 3430 Iowa Street, ...


Elementary and middle school students from Level Up Robots in Lawrence, Kan. took 4th place overall and brought home the Judge’s Award in the TCALC Vex Spin Up Blended Tournament, held February 18 at the Topeka Center for Advanced Learning and Careers. The team, made up of four students in 5th through 8th grades, competed in a field that included 25 high school and eight middle school teams from across Kansas.
WP to LinkedIn Auto Publish Powered By :