The 3rd Annual KDR Career Day on Saturday, February 25, 2017 was a success! Nearly thirty (30) or our fifty-five (55) active chapter members suited-up and joined forces with with ten (10) Pi Alpha alumni for an in-depth working session to advance their skills in: resume writing, interviewing, networking, online personal brand management, and career development.

The session started with introductions from the ten alumni members in attendance, including:Jeff Panning ’87, Jon Hoffman ’94, Dr. Nick Espinoza ’86, John Lippus ’88, Ben Perkins ’10, Fr. Dave Nuss ’88, Rob Sherman ’95.  Three (3) of the chapters thirty-six (36) former Consuls also attended, including: Evan Mahl ’15, Chris Steingass ’90 and Rick Longenecker ’86.

With introductions complete the group broke into five (5) small group working sessions where active chapter brothers engaged in-depth conversations with two (2) Pi Alpha alumni on one of the following topics for thirty (30) minutes each.  The topics included:

  1. Career Development i.e. picking a profession
  2. Resume, Cover Letter & Thank You Letter Writing
  3. Interviewing Skills
  4. Job Search, Researching Companies and Networking Skills
  5. Managing Your Personal Brand Online & Self-presentation

KDR Career Day 2017 ended with active and alumni brothers giving feedback on how to improve next years KDR Career Day.  It was an energizing and informative four-hours for everyone. This is another positive step toward Pi Alpha to its rightful status as the best performing chapter at The University of Toledo and within KDR National.

Please join me in thanking active chapter brother Cam Downs for serving as Committee Chairperson for KDR Career Day 2017

If you would like to participate in the 4th Annual KDR Career Day in January 2018 please email Rick Longenecker at