September 13, 2016

So you’re diligently sending out resumes and submitting online job applications, and….nothing. It’s like throwing rocks in a lake: everything just seems to sink out of sight into nothingness. There’s just no logic to what companies are looking for when they have open positions…or is there?

Join us Tuesday, September 13th for Career Conversations, and hear directly from those making the hiring choices and what influences them.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Sheraton Suites Hotel
121 Northwest Pointe Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007

John Kesaris, M.S. –


John is the PRSA Coordinator of Corporate Development and Industry Partnerships, where he manages the PRSA Jobcenter. John works with jobseekers of all levels to ensure they take advantage of resources and opportunities through the Jobcenter, and strives to continuously grow the number of employer postings.

A mentor at heart, he has several years of experience working with college students guiding their careers, including PRSSA students. John earned his B.S. in Corporate Communication from the College of Staten Island and his M.S. in Nonprofit Leadership from Fordham University.

Away from the office, He enjoys playing, watching and coaching sports and hopes that the New York Rangers will win a Stanley Cup soon.


Kristen Urhausen-Kummerer

Kristen A. Urhausen-Kummerer

Kristen has 23 years of Big Four recruiting and operations leadership experience at KPMG LLP and Arthur Andersen & Co, SC. Over the years, she has interviewed and hired hundreds of professionals ranging from administrative assistants to senior executives.

In addition, she played a significant role in selecting and implementing KPMG’s applicant tracking system and designed the behavioral interview methodology used by the firm’s hiring managers and partners nationwide.

Kristen is currently the Founder and Principal Advisor at Career Advisor 4 You, and focuses on partnering with job seekers as they prepare for their job search by providing insight on current resume trends, preparing them for interviews and helping to increase their confidence.

Sheraton Suites – Elk Grove Village

Networking 6 pm
Dinner & Program 6:30 pm

Non-members welcome.