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April 22, 2020

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Commencement Regalia Available for Purchase - Students who are eligible to graduate this semester can now begin purchasing their regalia online and have it shipped to their home. Students will receive an invitation to attend the rescheduled commencement ceremony once that date is determined. Those who RSVP to the invitation will receive their guest tickets in the mail. 

15% Off Diploma Frames and Alumni Merchandise - Save 15% on diploma frames and alumni merchandise now through April 30. 

Join the Tutoring Services Team - Looking for a flexible job for Fall 2020? Tutoring Services is currently accepting applications for all positions.

CASA Student Success - For finals, conduct mini-review sessions of course material, develop study guides, make flashcards for memorization, and organize your notes.

First Generation at KU - As finals week nears, talk with professors about what to expect on your finals. Take advantage of virtual office hours and know they are there to help!

500 Companies Hiring Students on Handshake Right Now - Check out 500 in-demand companies across all 50 states hiring college students and recent grads right now, including dozens from the Fortune 500. Use the search bar to explore the list based on company name, industry, and location. Then log into Handshake to find opportunities available specifically for you.

Employee of the Month - Now is the time to submit nominations for the April 2020 Employee of the Month.

Trans and Nonbinary Support Group - The GLBTQ Resource Center is offering a weekly trans and nonbinary support group online via Zoom to KU students who identify with this community. The support group will be held every Friday at 7 p.m. through the end of the semester. Please contact for the meeting ID and password.

Now is a great time to work on your LinkedIn profile - Connect with professionals and look for opportunities. Many organizations and companies are using LinkedIn as a recruiting tool. As always, please email any questions about LinkedIn to the Career Development Center at


All on-campus events, including athletic contests, are canceled for the remainder of the spring semester. This page is also being updated with cancellations.

Fri. April 24

MBA Information Session for Graduating Students - On April 24 at 2 p.m., the College of Business will host a virtual Zoom information session for graduating KU students interested in pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree in Fall 2020. The session will include an overview of the MBA program and the admissions requirements, as well as time for questions and answers. To receive the Zoom link, register at the link.

Sun. April 26

Out of the Darkness Walk - On April 26 at 3 p.m., NAMI will be hosting the virtual Out of the Darkness Walk. Log into Zoom at the following link:

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Begin to prepare for finals by attending our theme days all week via Zoom, beginning today with Motivational  Monday.  See the CASA website for the complete schedule.