Career Services Blog

May 10, 2019
At Creative Planning I have gained the knowledge of what a tax accountant does every day. I am met with new challenges everyday on different individual returns. One moment I could be buried in international taxes and the next could be a corporate return for a small business. It has been a great experience and has given me valuable insight into the world of tax.Read More
May 10, 2019

Sean Conway

Business Management, College of Business, Influence, and Information Analysis

Jabez Properties - Manager/Assistant


My internship with Jabez Property Management has allowed me to develop useful personable skills that will further my career as a salesman and property manager. I get to work from home which has been very convenient because I am a full-time student. This is a picture of me on the phone with my boss. I am giving him a...Read More

January 9, 2019
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.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
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 presenting my award for winning the property’s pumpkin contest in October.Read More
January 9, 2019
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 awareness.Read More
January 9, 2019
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 do after graduation with my degree.Read More
January 9, 2019
Student Intern Working
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 showing off my marketing skills.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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