Enhancing Career Skills
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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.
The below programs 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.
Jayhawk Ready provides resources focused on career outcomes in four areas: Explore, prepare, implement and connect. Check out the program milestones and completion timelines: Milestones
- 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.
DeBruce Foundation - Agilities
Have you ever wondered what your key agilities are in the workplace? The DeBruce foundation has developed an Agile Work Profiler assessment that will help you determine what skills and attributes you bring to a new career opportunity. Through an analysis of all occupations within the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10 skills emerged as being present in varying amounts in every career pathway. Learn more about what agilities you already have and those that you want to develop in the future without creating a profile.
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.
Advanced Professional Skills Cert
The Undergraduate Certificate in Advanced Professional Skills is your way to gain essential career skills that make you marketable in your future positions and this certificate can be completed within the academic coursework necessary for your degree completion. This certificate can be added to your major as a supplemental credential.
These 12 credits are focused on understanding your personal strengths, integrating both professional and personal reflection, capitalizing on personal self-discovery, and building on individual identity development, career aspirations, and talents to explore professional options available within your disciplines.
Health Sciences Career Coach
If you are a participant in a Health Science Program at the Edwards Campus, you have a personalized career coach to help you connect to resources, review your materials, and connect you to health sciences professionals. Contact Anne Palmer, Health Sciences Career Coach, for more information:
Office Location: Regents Center Room 210J
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.