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Leadership and career development workshop

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Dear undergrads, 

You are invited to join Jayhawks Breaking Barriers (jbb.ku.edu) on Monday March 27th for a discussion on strategies to recognize your personal and professional strengths and build resiliency. This is a great opportunity to identify ways you can leverage your skills as strengths to impress potential employers and to constructively overcome failure to reach success.


With a focus on leadership skills, this two-part workshop will be held at the Commons in Spooner Hall and consists of the following:

Part 1 (6:00–7:15 pm). 
Interact with a panel of academic and business professionals: Learn about their careers, how they overcame failure or rejection, and how they have recognized and leveraged their strengths to accomplish their goals. This open discussion will offer you ways to think about how you can achieve your own success. See attachment to learn about the panelists.

Part 2 (7:20–8:00 pm). 
Work in small groups to think about ways you can sell your skills and how to further recognize your strengths. We encourage you to bring a copy of your résumé/CV to help you break down and list your skills. With this activity, we hope that you can identify soft skills in addition to your technical skills so that you can use them as strengths in your cover letter and during interviews. Participants are welcome to join the full workshop or join either Part 1 or Part 2 of the workshop.  Refreshments will be offered at the start of Part 1. Please RSVP here to attend this free event. We hope to see you there!​


Hannah Kinmonth-Schultz
JBB, Co-director of Curriculum Development

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