Career Services Blog

January 9, 2019

Yazmin Sandoval

Accounting, College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis

City of Overland Park - Audit Assistant

Working as an Audit Assistant for the City of Overland has allowed me to get an insight into the audit sector of accounting and government. This opportunity has also helped me improve my critical thinking, leadership, independence and communication skills related to the workplace. As an Audit Assistant I also had the opportunity to...Read More

January 9, 2019

Patrick Rice

Marketing, College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis

Brady Crawford State Farm - Contact Representative

My name is Patrick Rice and I am currently an intern at Brady Crawford State Farm in the Kansas City area. I have been working at this job with two other fellow Rockhurst students since May and the experience has been very worthwhile. As a marketing major I wanted an internship where I would gain real experience in working with...Read More

January 9, 2019

Jessica Raya 

Accounting, College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis

Spanish, College of Arts & Sciences

The Fontaine Hotel - Director of Rooms

At my job, I get to participate in fun employee activities and socialize with the owner of the property. Not only are we encouraged to provide great customer service, but we are also encouraged to be creative and have fun. Here in this picture, the General Manager, Jody Hall, is...Read More

January 9, 2019

Shayna Overstreet

Business, College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis

Department of Veteran Affairs - Kansas City VA Medical Center, Advanced Medical Support Assistant

My co-op experience at the Kansas City VA Medical Center allows me to help raise breast cancer awareness and the need for screening mammograms. As a part of the staff in the Women’s Primary Care Clinic at the Honor Annex, we wore pink during the month of October to help raise...Read More

January 9, 2019

Gisele Ndifor

Financial Markets & Economic Analysis, College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis

State Street Corporation - Insurance Shared Services Intern

My internship at State Street Corporation was a great experience. It allowed me to learn a lot about the financial industry. During my internship, I was privileged to work with the Insurance Shared Service Team. Working with this team helped me to better understand what I would like to...Read More

January 9, 2019

Natalie Wagner

Marketing, College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis

Jungle Law Firm - Marketing Intern

My internship has been a unique opportunity to be more involved in the Kansas City community. I have learned great marketing skills and have had learned great business skills. I have met  great people, here I am with Mack, the mascot of the Kansas City Mavericks. We are partners with the hockey team, which has great for networking and...Read More

November 27, 2018

The biggest discrepancy in rating college students “career readiness” is the perception of readiness based on employer feedback versus student self-assessment. When assessing recent college graduates against the career competencies that NACE identified for “career readiness”, employers tended to rate college graduates lower than the graduates did themselves. This suggests that there is a gap in readiness that employers see that students do not.

When analyzing different career...Read More

November 16, 2018

Helping college students prepare for a successful transition into the workplace is dependent on a few competencies that will help them be successful. 

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has defined "career readiness" as the, "attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace." 

A brief summary of each competency is listed below:

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November 16, 2018

Whether students are looking for tips on professional dress or searching for that perfect major, Career Services has unique online tools for all of their career needs. Check out information on two of our resources What Can I Do with...Read More

September 19, 2018

There are many jobs that get posted every day to different career search websites. Rockhurst offers our own career posting site called the RU Career Account. These jobs are screened by career services staff to ensure that legitimate employers and jobs are getting posted to the system. Here are some great tips for self-screening positions and employers when you utilize other search engines.

  1. Are there misspellings in the Header or the body of the job posting?
  2. Does the
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