Sundays @ 7

Sundays @ 7 Career Conversations with Alumni is a virtual series where students have the opportunity to engage in a conversation about careers, gain insights into the graduate school application process, and build their professional networks. The program features 45-minute conversations that are offered live via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Sunday evenings.

If you are an AU alumna or alumnus interested in assisting with Sundays @ 7, please email


Fall 2022

Click on the dates below to register for upcoming conversations. 

Sunday, September 25
Steve Brauer
Steve Brauer '10

Director of Ticket Sales, Chicago Cubs Baseball Brauer, a former Spartan baseball player, oversees ticket sales for the Chicago Cubs. As a student, he first pursued a Business Administration major, and decided on a Marketing major. He joined the Cubs organization more than 10 years ago, where he has combined his love of sports with marketing and business.


Sunday, October 9
Kathryn Klecka
Kathryn Klecka '16

Laboratory Supervisor, Medical Diagnostic Laboratories Klecka, who came to AU as a Nursing major, recognized her broader interests in health science and switched her major. After working as a lab technician, where she performed clinical diagnostic testing for various oncogenes, Klecka now is a laboratory supervisor for infectious disease testing at Molecular Diagnostics Laboratories.


Sunday, October 16
Brittany Wienkes
Brittany Wienkes '13

Emergency Nurse Practitioner, Central DuPage Emergency Physicians Since earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, Wienkes has demonstrated her strong commitment to the medical nursing profession. For the last three years, she has served as an emergency nurse practitioner. As a student, Wienkes was an active member of the Student Nurse’s Association, Psychology Club, and Circle K. She earned a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Science in Nursing from Northern Illinois University.


Sunday, November 6
Kylie Knur
Kylie Knur '18

Project Manager and Social Media Manager, JJR Marketing Knur, a former member of the Spartan track and field and volleyball teams, recognized her skill and interest in marketing through her involvement with Circle K and other student organizations. Now she works with a wide variety of businesses on their marketing needs, which can range from a monthly blog to full rebranding and marketing projects. Knur was recently honored as one of the Publicity Club of Chicago’s 30 Under 30 Award recipients for marketing and public relations professionals and recognized as an Emerging Leader of the Year by the Chicago Association of Direct Marketing.


Sunday, November 13
Luis Quintanilla
Luis Quintanilla ’13

Program Manager, Microsoft Quintanilla, who came to AU from New York, got involved in several student organizations on campus. He combined his passion for finance and information technology and secured an internship as a student that helped him focus his interests. He has broad experience as an AI consultant with data analytics in banking and machine learning.


Sunday, November 20
Sara Bjerklie
Sara Bjerklie ’09

Assistant Zoological Manager - Mammals, Dallas Zoo A lifelong love of animals led Bjerklie to AU to major in Biology. She was also involved in the Science Club and the Activities Programming Board. After two internships at zoos, she accepted a position at the Dallas Zoo, where she has been for the last nine years.