UCO Young Professional Events


Development Series: 

Join us for our monthly Development Series sessions where we have networking and a guest speaker covering a topic of interest to UCO Young Professionals. Meetings will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the HES-Virginia Lamb Living Room unless noted otherwise.

  • June 5
    • Guest Speaker: Tina Kirk, UCO Director of Education Abroad
    • Topic: What's up with Culture? (And Why We Should Care)
    • Description: Through exploring four analogies of culture, participants will quickly learn how to identify aspects of culture which shape who we are, helping us to think more creatively about what it means to work across cultural boundaries. Participants will have the chance to describe culture and its influence on us in multidimensional ways and work sensitively with concepts of culture.
  • July 10
    • Guest Speaker: Janelle Archer, Marketing & Public Relations Manager at Allied Arts OKC
    • Topic: Building Your Professional Brand
    • Description: Regardless of department, job title or level of experience, we all share something in common when it comes to our careers. And that is, a desire to improve and grow professionally. A strong personal brand lets you showcase your skills, accomplishments and can attract opportunity to grow professionally. In this session, Janelle Archer, a local marketing and public relations expert and UCO alum, will discuss how to create a personal brand and how it can help you grow professionally.
  • August 7
    • Guest Speaker: Dr. Jarrett Jobe, UCO Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs
    • Topic: Personal Growth through Mentorship
    • Description: During this conversation we will discuss why mentorship is a vital piece to your self-development and best practices to developing meaningful and lasting mentorship relationships.
  • September 4
    • Guest Speaker: Justine Kendall, UCO Director of Benefits 
  • October 2
    • Guest Speaker: Patti Neuhold-Ravikumar, UCO President
  • November 6
    • Guest Speaker: TBD

Social Events:

Join us at our social events to meet people across campus. These events are come and go and at the expense of the employee unless noted otherwise.

  • Happy Hour at Flatire Burger
    • June 20
    • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. 
    • Appetizers will be provided for attendees. Drinks and additional food will be at the expense of the individual. 
  • Lunch at Torchy's Tacos (Edmond) 
    • August 15
    • Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Happy Hour at The Patriarch-Edmond
    • September 19
    • 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    • RSVP here.
  • Lunch at 3 Tequilas Mexican Grill
    • October 17
    • Noon to 1 p.m.
    • 315 S Broadway
  • Broncho Football Game vs. Northeastern 
    • Broncho Athletics has graciously agreed to host UCO Young Professionals Faculty and Staff Association and guest(s) to watch the football game from the spectacular Sports Performance Center Deck.
    • November 9
    • 1 p.m.
    • RSVP to jdobbs5@uco.edu by November 4. 
  • Holiday Gathering and Potluck
    • December 4
    • 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
    • Virginia Lamb Living Room, HES
    • Details coming soon. 

Volunteer Opportunities:

Join us as we volunteer within our communities and utilize some of our Community Service Leave. UCO employees receive 16 hours of Community Service Leave each FY. Learn more here.

  • OKC Zoo
    • July 26
    • 9 a.m. to Noon 
  • HOPE Center
    • November 15
    • 9 a.m. to Noon 
    • RSVP here
  • President's Club Children's Christmas Party
    • December 5
    • Details coming soon.