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Management Career Meet-Up

Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
Berney Family Welcome Center Great Room, South Door
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Manhattan, KS

This free networking event is intended to bring employers and students together to facilitate connections in the management field. 

Information for Students

Who Should Attend
  • Any student interested in opportunities in management (full-time, part-time or internships).
  • Students wanting to learn about different careers in this field. Undergraduate or graduate students are welcome from any major.
See Who's Coming

View the list of employers attending in Handshake.

What to Bring
  • Practice your 30-second introduction (p. 52).
  • Practice approaching a friend, classmate or faculty member, shaking hands, making eye contact, smiling and introducing yourself. Be confident in approaching representatives in the same manner.
Prepare questions you can ask.

Show the representative you have done some research. Examples include:

  • I noticed on your website that your organization is located in McPherson, KS are you from that location?
  • How did you get started in this industry?
  • What recommendations do you have for a recent graduate entering management? (Tailor your question to the employer's specific area of expertise.)
  • What types of careers are available at your organization?
  • What does a typical day look like?
  • Would there be training for ___ position?
  • What suggestions do you have for me as I start a job search in management? (Tailor your question to the employer's specific area of expertise.)
  • Can you describe your company's culture?
  • What are the top three things you spend your time doing in this role?
  • Can you think of 1-2 people you would recommend I talk to?
  • What are some next steps?

It is appropriate to gather business cards and thank the contacts you met. Handwritten notes are best, but emails will do. Remember to send promptly.
You can ask a representative if you could add them on LinkedIn following the event.


Parking is on your own. It is not recommended to park in the Alumni Association lots as they will ticket.

Information for Employers

The meet-up is limited to the first 25 organizations who complete the registration. The event space has high-top tables, but no booth space will be available.


Employers are invited by special invitation. Any questions can be directed to Jaci Kolm.


Business cards and/or smaller brochures.


Available in the parking garage at 17th and Anderson (706 N. 17th St. Manhattan, KS 66506) Pull a ticket to get in. We will provide a validation ticket to get out.


Any questions about the event or registration can be directed to Jaci Kolm.