Career Linkages Conference Application

Whether you're planning to continue your education or enter the job market after graduation, the Potter College Career Linkages Conference on Friday, February 21st in MMTH can help! Come learn about the options available to liberal arts graduates, how to connect your education and experiences to careers, and how best to pursue your career options. Our goal is to help students intentionally prepare to be successful post-graduation through resume workshops and sessions on topics like interview skills, using social media to create a personal brand, and the ins and outs of applying for graduate/professional school. The conference is free and open to any WKU student, but you need to register. Please, fill out the form below. The first 10 registrants will receive a professional portfolio!

Conference Schedule

Print Schedule

Check-in/Registration: 10:00am-10:30am MMTH Auditorium Lobby

Opening Remarks 10:30am-11:00am MMTH Auditorium

Session 1: 11:00am-11:45am

  • Making Your Money Work for You: Navigating Finances Post-Graduation. (MMTH 227) Andrew Head CFP Executive in Residence/Director Financial Planning Program at WKU
  • Selling the Social-Media You: Personal Branding in Today's Market. (MMTH 235) Ken Payne, School of Journalism & Broadcasting
  • Interactive Resume Workshop with Potter College Faculty (MMTH 121)

Break with snacks: 11:45am-12:15pm MMTH Auditorium Lobby

Session 2: 12:15pm-1:00pm MMTH Classrooms

  • Dress the Part: Professional Etiquette for the Career You Want. (MMTH 235) Jennifer Mize-Smith, Communication Department
  • Not Ready to Leave School Quite Yet? Continuing Education Panel Discussion. (MMTH 344) Patti Minter, Legal Studies Minor and History Department. Chris Crutchfield, Ogden Pre-Professional Advising. Melinda Grimsley-Smith, Office of Scholar Development, and Alison Langdon, Department of English
  • Interactive Resume Workshop with Potter College Faculty (MMTH 121)

Session 3: 1:10pm-2:00pm MMTH Classrooms

  • Unique, Creative, and Employed: Careers in the Visual and Performing Arts. (MMTH 118) Scott Harris, Department of Music. David Young, Department of Theatre & Dance, and Kristina Arnold, Department of Art
  • The Answer isn't Always 'C': Interview Skills for Success. (MMTH 236) Liz Heller Assistant Director and Potter College Liaison, Center for Career and Professional Development
  • Interactive Resume Workshop with Potter College Faculty (MMTH 121)

Break with Snacks: 2:00pm-2:30pm MMTH Auditorium Lobby

Session 4 Conference-Wide Panel and Closing Remarks: 2:30pm-3:30pm MMTH Auditorium

  • Sam Ford--Director of Audience Engagement, Peppercomm and WKU/MIT Affiliate (Communication, English, and Journalism Majors)
  • Daniel Houghton–Chief Operating Officer, Lonely Planet (Photojournalism Major)
  • Kelcie Dixon–Graduate Assistant, School of Professional Studies (Sociology Major)
  • Lauren Cunningham–Coordinator, Community Engagement for the ALIVE Center (Broadcasting Major)
  • Alice Gatewood-Waddell–Visual Artist and Executive Director, Bowling Green Human Rights Commission (Visual Arts Major)

*Potter College faculty participating in the resume workshops: Angie Jones (ENG), Jeff Budziak (PS), Richard Weigel (HIST), Darlene Applegate (FLKA), and Liz Heller from the WKU Center for Career and Professional Development

For more information or any questions, please, contact Jennifer Markin, Coordinator of Student Services for Potter College of Art & Letters at

Conference Application

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