Jayhawk Career Network: Portia Kibble Smith

Posted on Nov 22, 2017 in Alumni News and News

Jayhawk Career NetworkOn Monday, Nov. 27, the KU Student Alumni Network will host its first Jayhawk Career Network event.

Students of all majors and graduation years will not only be able to hone their networking skills, but have free professional headshots taken, learn LinkedIn pro-tips and get a sneak peek at the new Alumni Mentoring Platform. In addition, Mark Mears, j’84, and Portia Kibble Smith, c’78, will provide a master class for both novice and advanced networkers.

Smith is the owner of PKS Executive Search & Consulting and an experienced talent in executive search, diversity & inclusion, and career development. I asked Smith to share three reasons why students should attend this event:

  1. Network with your fellow classmates who you may not know but also with alumni that you’ve never met.
  2. Enhance your ability to practice your elevator speech by introducing yourself to others.
  3. Ask questions of experienced networkers on how to leverage these types of events.

So, students: Come to the Adams Alumni Center from 6-8 on Monday, Nov. 27, and learn how to plug in to the power of the Jayhawk Network.

Brianna Mears

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