“The goal was to give us an opportunity to sit down with alumni who have graduated within the past ten years and learn first hand what life is like in the working world,” said recent graduate, Jessica Joffe. “I really liked seeing the transition just a few years after college.”
Over brunch, everyone was broken into pre-assigned groups based around their area of interest ranging from: advertising, public relations, event planning, general business, teaching and more. Alumni were able to talk with students about their job experiences and give advice on how to obtain a career in their respective field.
“It was very meaningful to go back and speak with KU Hillel students about life after college,” said Sarah Galler, KU Alum of ’08. “It is crazy to see how life changes from being a student to a young professional and I was glad I could help answer questions!”
Halfway through the brunch, students and alumni were asked to switch into new groups to discuss what life is like after college, including in what ways they are continuing to lead Jewish lives.
“I thought it was cool to be able to have to different rotations set up and see how even though everyone was in different fields, they were still able to incorporate a Jewish lifestyle into their routine,” said recent KU grad, Becca Berger.
Jon Hurst-Sneh, KU Alum of ’10, reflected on the brunch saying, “Having the opportunity to sit down with soon to be graduates was truly gratifying. I loved being able to interact on a personal level with KU Hillel students and share our common thoughts on Jewish life and moving into the work force. I hope I have the opportunity to engage with KU Hillel students for many years to come.”