Resources

Resume Instruction & Critique
Career Services is available to assist students with the creation and refinement of their resume and cover letters. Our experienced staff will provide feedback and recommendations on resume format, content and organization, as well as proofreading for grammatical and spelling errors.

Download and print* the following examples (PDF files, all < 50K):

  1. Chronological Resume (PDF)
  2. Skills Resume Example (PDF)
  3. Education Resume (PDF)
  4. Science Resume (PDF)
  5. Experienced Resume Example (1) (PDF)
  6. Experienced Resume Example (2) (PDF)
  7. MBA Resume (PDF)
  8. Non-Profit Resume (PDF)
  9. Physical Therapy Resume (PDF)
  10. Speech Therapy Resume (PDF)
  11. Resume Tips (PDF)
  12. Action Verb List (PDF)
  13. Cover Letter Example (PDF)
  14. Thank You Letter (PDF)
  15. Reference Sheet Example (PDF)

Interview Preparation
Students interested in improving their interviewing skills may participate in a mock interview through Career Services. During the mock interview, students will gain experience responding to traditional and behavioral interview questions. Put yourself at a competitive advantage by enhancing your interviewing skills BEFORE the big interview! To schedule a mock interview throughout the year, contact Career Services at 816.501.4061. To participate in Mock Interview Day, contact Shelly Oliver at 816-501-4858.

General Interview Tips and Questions (PDF)
Education Interview Tips and Example Questions (PDF)

Class/Organization Presentations
Career Services will come to you! That’s right. Career Services can provide a career-related presentation or workshop to your class, organization, residence hall, or other student group. These workshops range from 45-60 minutes in duration and will satisfy residence hall and student organization programming requirements. Topics include:

  • Choosing a Major
  • Effective Job Search Strategies
  • Writing Resumes, Cover Letters and Thank You Notes
  • Interviewing Tips and Preparation
  • Negotiating Offers
  • Business Etiquette
  • Dressing for Success

To request a program or workshop, contact Mike Theobald at 816-501-4861 and provide the following information:

  • Name of organization
  • Presentation preference
  • Time
  • Location
  • Approximate number of participants
  • Contact name and phone number
  • Any special considerations

Graduate School Information
Career Services has a variety of resources available to assist you in researching and preparing for graduate or professional school. Visit our Career Library (Massman 3) to review program catalogs, graduate school directories and other resources.

For more information on graduate programs at Rockhurst University, please contact the Office of Admission at 816-501-4012.

You may also access this information via the Peterson’s web site. Peterson's reaches an estimated 105 million consumers annually with information about colleges and universities, career schools, graduate programs, distance learning, executive training, private secondary schools, financial aid, test preparation and career exploration.

Education Reference File
Students graduating with a degree in education can establish a Reference File with Career Services. This file will allow you to house letters of recommendation in a central location. Upon your request, Career Services will e-mail your file to prospective school districts.  Request that your references send the letters to:

Mike Theobald, Career Services - Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, MO 64110

Please download, print and appropriately sign the Authorization Form (PDF) then return it to Career Services, Massman 3. Important: We must receive this completed form from you before we can forward your reference file to prospective employers.

One last note in regard to sending your reference file to prospective employers: Please e-mail the full school name, contact name, street address and e-mail address of the school district(s) to mike.theobald@rockhurst.edu   Important: This will ensure we forward your materials to the correct school district/address.

Internet Resources
The following links can provide career exploration, occupational, salary and employment information.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Salary Surveys
Missouri State Jobs
Federal Jobs
SuccessLink - for Missouri Teachers
MO REAP - Missouri Teaching Jobs
O*NET Career Exploration

Accounting
Accounting.com
American Accounting Association
Careers in Accounting
Missouri Society of CPAs

Art
College Art Association
American Art Therapy Association
Kansas City Artists Coalition
Professional Association for Design

Biology
American Society for Cell Biology
Association of Clinical Research Professionals
Association of Professional Biology
Biology Jobs
The Student Doctor Network

Business
American Management Association
American Marketing Association
Association for Finance Professionals
Career Builder
Direct Marketing Association
Society for Human Resource Management
Institute for Supply Management
Project Management Institute
Public Relations Society of America
Society for Risk Management

Chemistry
American Association of Clinical Chemistry
American Chemical Society
The Student Doctor Network 

Communication
American Society for Training and Development
International Association of Business Communicators

National Communication Association
Society for Professional Journalists

Creative Writing
American Society of Journalists and Authors
Missouri Association of Publications

Criminal Justice
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
American Bar Association
National Criminal Justice Association
Phi Alpha Delta, Pre-Law Fraternity

Economics
American Economic Association
National Association for Business Economics

Education

American Federation of Teachers
National Education Association
US Department of Education

Exercise and Sport Science
International Sports Sciences Association 
National Health and Exercise Association
North American Society for Sport Management

History
American Historical Association
American Association for State & Local History
National Council for History Education

Information Systems
Association for Information Systems 

International Business
Global Experiences

Mathematics

American Mathematics Society
Mathematical Association of America
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Nursing
American Nursing Association
National Student Nurses Association     

Philosophy & Religion
American Catholic Philosophical Assocation
American Philosophical Assocation
Association for the Sociology of Religion
Religious Education Association
American Academy of Religion

Political Science
Pi Sigma Alpha - National Honor Society

Psychology
Psi Chi Honor Society
American Psychological Association