Fri, Jun 28 | Sullivan University - Lexington

KCDA/KACE Spring Drive-In (1)

Join KCDA & KACE for a day of networking and professional development! Lunch will be provided, so please indicate when purchasing tickets if you have any dietary restrictions.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

Jun 28, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sullivan University - Lexington, 2355 Harrodsburg Rd, Lexington, KY 40504, USA

About the Event

Thank you for joining us for a day’s worth of learning and fun with your colleagues from across the state!


9:00-9:30am: Continental breakfast (Oak Room)

9:30-10:30am: Keynote Speaker (Oak Room)

Gathan Borden

Vice President of Marketing, Visit Lex

Gathan D. Borden is the Vice President of Marketing for VisitLEX, the Lexington Convention & Visitors Bureau. In this role, he oversees the advertising, branding, marketing, public relations, social media, visitor services and web strategies for the city of Lexington as it relates to travel and tourism.

10:45-11:30am: Breakout sessions

Session A: “JUST DO IT”: Balancing Customer Service for both Students and Employers (Room 238)

Presenters: Sarah Madison, Director, and Joia Patterson, Career Counselor and Internship Manager, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky

Session B: Millennials Have Graduated – Welcome GenZ! A career counselor’s perspectives on respecting our mission, evolving our brand, and revising our approach (Room 148)

Presenter: Josh Taylor, Assistant Director, Graham Office of Career Management, University of Kentucky

11:45-12:45pm: Networking lunch (Oak Room)

1:00-1:45pm: Breakout sessions

Session A: The Difference Between Working in College and Corporate (Room 238)

Presenter: Caroline Houchins, Recruiter, Waystar

Session B: Preparing Students Through Developing and Improving Connections (Room 148)

Presenter: John Beck, Assistant Director, and Zach Fuqua, Cooperative Education Program Director, College of Engineering, University of Kentucky

Session C: So…What Are You Going to Do With a Major in Theatre?: How to help artistic majors develop career readiness (Room 150)

Presenter: Reba Carroll, Assistant Director, Stuckert Career Center, University of Kentucky

2:00-2:45pm: Breakout sessions

Session A: The Hidden Force of an Interview (Room 238)

Presenter: Carla Hunter, President and Founder, Career Span

Session B: Trauma-Informed Career Services (Room 148)

Presenter: Erin Heakin, Certified Career Counselor, and Kristina Mielke, International Career Specialist, Jewish Family and Career Services of Louisville

Session C: Engage Your Social Networks for Job Search Success (Room 150)

Presenter: Amanda Schagane, Associate Director; Caroline Francis, Director; Rena Goodwin, Graduate Assistant; and Chase Herndon, Graduate Assistant, Alumni Career Services, University of Kentucky

2:45-3:00pm Next steps and closing remarks (Oak Room)

3:15pm: KCDA Business Meeting and Elections (Oak Room)

  • KCDA Drive In & Membership
  • KACE Member
  • Non-member

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