Registration is open on GTS.

The Graduate Career Center is excited to announce its first Career Exploration Week, which will take place from Oct. 25- 29. Join esteemed guests and fellow colleagues to learn more about launching your career.

On Oct. 25, join JOBTALK's Krystal Hicks to learn tips and tricks for the most popular networking site. Hicks will provide the tools you need to network with professionals in your industry and reach out to potential employers. 

The LinkedIn 101 Session will help you to: 

  • Network with companies and professionals in your industry.
  • Build an online profile that stands out from the crowd.
  • Leverage all that LinkedIn has to offer.


Originally from Dover, New Hampshire, Krystal Hicks graduated from University of New Hampshire in 2007 with a BA in Journalism. Once she assumed an administrative role at a staffing firm in Portsmouth, she fell in love with the industry. Before long, she moved into a Staffing Manager role before transitioning into higher education career services.

Hicks received her Masters in Higher Education Leadership from Kaplan University before returning to her alma mater and becoming University of New Hampshire's Director of Career Services.  In 2016, Krystal was recruited by Lindt Chocolate USA and became their U.S. Recruitment Manager where she hired more than 220 people across all corporate functions of their U.S Headquarters in only three years. 

Missing her career counseling roots, Krystal departed Lindt in April 2019 to launch JOBTALK, a career counseling practice that provides one-on-one job searching support to individuals in transition, as well as employer branding and RPO consulting to companies.  

Krystal also spent three years facilitating a pre-release employment program for inmates at the Strafford County Department of Corrections in Dover. In 2017, the program was recognized as one of the Seacoast's “10 to Watch” winners– a New Hampshire-based contest that recognizes young professionals who are active in their local community and working towards economic development. In addition to running JOBTALK full-time, she also teaches a College to Career course at University of New Hampshire's Business School and sits on several non-profit and start-up boards in the community focused on social equity and diversity in the workplace.