Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Purpose of a Parent Teacher Organization

Throughout his career, Karl Eric Kandt has worked with various higher educational institutions as an admissions counselor, recruitment coordinator, and career advisor, among other roles. His participation in school activities extends to Herington Grade School, where his son attends. Karl Kandt is a member of the school’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).

A PTO is a group that plans activities in an effort to support a school, its teachers, and students. A primary function of a PTO is fundraising. Money raised through organized events, such as golf tournaments and auctions, are used to purchase school necessities, finance enrichment programs, and plan appreciation events.

PTOs also offer administrative support. Members of the group volunteer for a range of activities, including chaperoning field trips and assisting with library donations. The group’s primary goal is to help maintain the school to the best of its ability, so the school can continue daily business routines.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

What is the KAB Distinguished Service Award?

Karl Eric Kandt spent more than 20 years as an academic advisor at Kansas State University, Wichita State University, and Emporia State University. Beyond his role as an advisor, Karl Kandt achieved success as a radio analyst at Wichita State and Emporia State, and earned first place in the Medium Market category from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters in 1996.

Below is a brief overview of the Kansas Association of Broadcasters’ Distinguished Service Award.

Question #1: What is the Kansas Association of Broadcasters (KAB)?

Answer #1: Representing broadcasting professionals in the state of
Kansas, KAB is dedicated to serving as a valuable resource for its members and ensuring their success in the broadcasting profession.

Question #2: What is the Distinguished Service Award?

Answer #2: As the highest honor of the KAB, the Distinguished Service Award is given to members who demonstrate outstanding service to the broadcasting industry, the community, and the state.

Question #3: What are the judging criteria for the Distinguished Service Award?

Answer #3: The Distinguished Service Award is awarded based on achievements in the broadcasting profession; service within the local community and at the state and national levels; and previous awards and recognition.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Kansas State University Career Services - Helping Grads Find Jobs

Karl Eric Kandt, a rancher and former U.S. Army Reserve officer, has spent much of his career in leadership positions at universities. Karl Kandt’s most recent academic management role, as assistant direct of career and employment services (ces) at Kansas State University, put him in charge of coordinating career fairs and workshops that helped many students find jobs after graduation.

CES at Kansas State University provide students entering the workforce with a variety of tailored options. CES provides students with résumé help, interview prep services, and even dining etiquette workshops. The Career Closet program offers professional attire for both men and women, helping students look sharp for their next interview.

KSU’s career and employment services office also hosts career fairs for a variety of professions. In addition to the all-university career fair held in September, industry-specific fairs for design, education, business, engineering, and agriculture give students the opportunity to meet employers in their chosen field.