Welcome to the CAPS Alumni Network Podcast! The alumni network was spurred through conversations of reconnecting and engaging alumni as an untapped resource for staff and students. In August of 2020, we decided to drive an alumni-led organization and allow our alumni to give back. Through our revamped strategy, we hope to mirror CAPS core objectives - collaborate, innovate, educate, while aligning with the mission statement, "Where Students Lead".
Rangers Lead the Way: A Conversation with Kusal Kularatne
On this episode, I sit down with Kusal Kularatne. He is a junior at the University of Kansas and an Army ROTC cadet. Kusal graduated CAPS in 2017 and took a gap year before college where he worked in the tech industry in Kansas City and San Francisco. Recently, he was selected to attend Ranger School, the military’s most prestigious combat leadership course, where he was the youngest in his class to earn his Ranger tab at 21 years old. He shares what he learned about what it means to be a servant leader in a high stakes, high-pressure environment. Join us to hear his story on taking unique and unconventional risks as a young professional, and how the Army has challenged Kusal to be the best leader he can be.
The Creator Economy and the Future of Work: A Conversation with Connor Cahill
On today’s episode, we sit down with 2018 CAPS grad, Connor Cahill. Connor gives us his perspective on non-traditional education methods, entrepreneurship, the creator economy, and what it means to be a ‘digital nomad’. He discusses the path he took after high school graduation - moving to the Bay Area and diving deep into the Fintech community as a digital marketer/software engineer/product lead.You can follow Connor on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/theconnorcahill/ and learn more about his experiences and job opportunities below. Make School - https://www.makeschool.com Convesio - https://convesio.com Paysplit.io -https://paysplit.io
Baseball Player turned Business Owner: A Conversation with Luke Killman
On today's episode, we sit down with 2017 CAPS grad, Luke Killman, co-founder and owner of Dynaswing. He discusses his entrepreneurial journey, how CAPS impacted his endeavors, and what he's learned since becoming a business owner.Dynaswing LLC hand-crafts revolutionary wooden baseball training bats with patent-pending Dynamic Core Technology. You can learn more about his product at www.dynaswing.com.