Enhancing Career Skills
Welcome & Success Center
Enhancing My Career Skills & My Career Network
The Edwards Campus is committed to helping you accomplish your career goals and offers resources to help you find career solutions on how to navigate the career change process, career mobility, and/or develop strategies for that first career conversation. Ask your academic success coach for the KU Edwards Career Roadmap!
The programs below represent partnerships and collaborations to help you get the resources you need. We recommend starting at the top of the list and working downwards. Access as many as you need to help you feel confident in your next steps.
Make sure to also check out the KU Edwards student events page for career-related opportunities, such as career fairs and career readiness workshops.
University Career Center
The UCC offers individualized career-coaching consultations to assist KU students during each step of the career exploration and planning process. By joining one of our career communities, you’ll receive curated job and internship postings, event invitations, employer profiles, and industry-specific resources delivered to your inbox twice a month! The UCC offers in-person and virtual career fairs and programs. Our coaches are available for in-person, virtual, and telephone appointments. To make an appointment with a career coach, visit HireJayhawks.com or call 785.864.3624.
Jayhawk Ready provides resources focused on career outcomes in four areas: Explore, prepare, implement and connect. Check out the program milestones and completion timelines.
- Explore careers, majors, and internships.
- Prepare resumes and cover letters.
- Prepare for interviews, including researching employers and salary negotiations.
- Implement a career action plan. Learn how to accept/reject a job offer and identify what hiring documentation looks like.
- Connect to a professional network, transform your LinkedIn profile, and master the interview process.
Hirejayhawks.com will help you connect to employers, faculty, staff, and other KU students to engage in career conversations and find employment that meets your needs. This is the place you can find jobs and internships, search positions that employers want to hire only Jayhawks for, view what career events are happening near you, and research employers you want to work for.
Jayhawk Career Network
The Jayhawk network is one of the most powerful assets to your career outcomes after achieving your college degree. The Jayhawk Career Network program is designed to connect Jayhawks with other Jayhawks who are committed to your success. This is where students and alumni come together to access career resources, jobs, events, programming, and mentorship opportunities.
To get started click on the link below, choose “Join our Community,” create your profile and get started building relationships and exploring how the Jayhawk network can work for you.
Career Steps for Success Series
This video series is part of the KU Edwards Career Roadmap and is an engaging starting point for students interested in expanding their career readiness skills throughout their academic journey.
Link & Learns
Link & Learns are complimentary one-hour sessions where you can gain practical workplace communication strategies, backed up by the latest organizational communication and management research. Sessions are facilitated by KU Communication Studies faculty.
Health Sciences Career Coaching
If you are a participant in a Health Science Program at the Edwards Campus, you have access to a personalized career coach to help you connect to resources, review your materials, and connect you to health sciences professionals. Contact your Academic Success Coach for more information. You might also check out KU's PreHealth homepage: prehealth.ku.edu
Business Career Services
BCSC assists School of Business students through career development programs and employment-related services. BCSC compiles a resource sheet of Edwards Campus resources, events and services each semester. Weekly career services emails and career advising over the phone are available. For more information about the weekly email or to arrange an appointment with a career adviser, please contact 785-864-5591.
Engineering Career Services
ECC provides engineering and computing students information and resources to help navigate employment opportunities and career advancement. ECC hosts activities at the Edwards Campus each semester, as well as individual appointments by phone or Skype. Students receive a weekly School of Engineering newsletter via email outlining job opportunities, internship postings and upcoming career events.
Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects enable Career Launchers to demonstrate skills, explore career paths, and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role. Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships can take place year-round, typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and are due between one week and one month after kick-off. Micro-Internships are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups, and go across departments including sales, marketing, technology, HR, and finance.
Micro-Internships are facilitated via the Parker Dewey platform, which connects Career Launchers with Companies in need of support.
The DeBruce Foundation - Agilities
Discover Your Career Potential in 10 Minutes or Less with the Agile Work Profiler
Are you curious where you can leverage your strengths and interests in the workforce, how to speak confidently about your strengths and skills in the workplace, or what it takes to reach your career goals? Get started by taking the Agile Work Profiler developed by The DeBruce Foundation, to receive your ranked Agilities. Agilities are groups of work activities found in every occupation in the workforce. Learn more about what Agilities you already have and those that you want to develop in the future without creating a profile.