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What can the University Career Center do for KU Faculty & Staff? view time: 1:46The University Career Center offers a number of services and resources that can assist and support the important work that you do with students.  We want to partner with you to help ensure the success of all students and ask you to refer them to the UCC.

For additional information, please contact us:
University Career Center
206 Summerfield Hall
785-864-3624
ucc@ku.edu

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can students find jobs and internships specifically for KU students?

KU Career Connections is a career management system that houses part-time, full-time, and internship opportunities, specifically for KU students. All students have access for free and can log in using their alphanumeric KU online ID and password.

If faculty or staff members would like access to KU Career Connections, they can request access by completing this brief form. Additional job and internship resources can be find on our part-time jobs, full-time jobs, and internships webpages.

How can students find work or internship opportunities abroad?

Students can find information about working or interning abroad on our Working Abroad resources and the international listings located on our full-time jobs webpage. Additionally, those interested in abroad opportunities should check out My World Abroad and GoinGlobal. Both of these resources are free to KU students.

University Career Center staff members also teach two courses with a global focus: LA&S 480 Preparing for International Careers and LA&S 485 Global Career Management.

What career events are held on campus and the surrounding area?
Career related events hosted by the career centers on KU's campus, as well as other events occurring in Lawrence and the surrounding area can be found on our event feed.
What resources are available to help students build a resume or CV?
Several resources are available on the Resumes and Curriculum Vitae webpages to assist students in writing resumes and curriculum vitae.
The following tools may be especially helpful:
What resources are available to help students negotiate salary?
Several helpful salary negotiation and cost of living tools can be found on our Salary Negotiation webpage, which also includes helpful insight on how to navigate the negotiation process.
How can students build their personal brand and strengthen their online image?
Several resources are available to help students build a personal brand and strengthen their online image. Information on cleaning up online material; building a professional brand; and maintaining a strong, professional image is available on our online image webpage. Additionally, these documents developed by LinkedIn may be helpful: Using the Alumni Tool (pdf), Building Your Brand (pdf), LinkedIn Profile Checklist (pdf).
What are some resources to help students build their professional network?
Information about building a professional network can be found on our online image, networking, and informational interviewing webpages. We encourage students to check out a new, free tool available to them via the University Career Center called GEN Z Connect. This resources helps students connect with professional across the globe and schedule informational interviews.
What are some general tips to help students navigate a career fair?

The following videos will help students prepare for a career fair or similar event.

What to Wear - view time: :48

Interview: dress for success

Researching Employers - view time: 2:23

Researching Employers

Talking to Employers - view time: 2:07

What to say to employers at a career fair or networking event

What career resources are available for specific student populations?
We have specific career development resources and information on our website for the following populations: LGBTQ students, student veterans, students with disabilities, international students, women, and alumni.
What resources are available to help students with interviewing?
Our interviewing webpage has several resources to assist students with the interviewing process. Students may be especially interested in the Preparing for Job Interviews guide and the Impress mock interview tool--a free online resource in which students can practice interviewing with a webcam and submit their practice for feedback by a career coach if they choose.
How can I access handouts for career events and useful tools available to students?
See the handout repository below. If you are wanting a handout that you do not see on this page, please email Erin Wolfram, ewolfram@ku.edu.
What are some resources to help me write reference letters for students?

Information on writing reference letters from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)


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Events, Workshops, & Info Sessions
  1. Tuesday, February 27, 2018
    1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Kansas Union
  2. Tuesday, March 6, 2018
    8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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  3. Wednesday, March 7, 2018
    10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Kansas Room, Kansas Union

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6th in the nation for its social media presence in 2013 —JobBrander.com
Winner of the 2013 Innovation Excellence Award in Research —National Association of Colleges and Employers
2009 National Chevron Award winner for excellence in career services —National Association of Colleges and Employers
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More than 500 students enroll in career classes annually
Each year more than 7,500 jobs and 1,400 internships are posted in KU Career Connections
University Career Center hosts eight career fairs each year
More than 360 organizations attended University Career Center career fairs the past academic year
More than 10,000 students attended University Career Center workshops in 2012-13