Career Services Resources

Career and Majors Week 2020, September 28 -- October 1

Live Zoom sessions daily from 4-5pm.

Monday, Sept. 28: “Majors, Minors, Careers – Help me decide!”

We understand how difficult it can be to navigate these decisions, so we’re kicking off Career and Majors Week with an opportunity for students to meet with advisors from all four colleges as well as staff from Career Services and Student Success. Perfect time to get all your questions answered!

Tuesday, Sept. 29: “Student 2 Student: What students have to say about experiential learning at RU” Learning happens everywhere, not just in the classroom! Hear current students share their experiences involving various experiential learning opportunities such as service learning, mission trips, internship experiences, undergraduate research, and study abroad. Great opportunity to ask questions and find out how to get involved.  

Wednesday, Sept. 30: “Alumni Perspectives”

They’ve been here, done that, and now they’re back to speak to the value of their Rockhurst education and how it helps them in their lives and careers. Join as young alumni share the wisdom they’ve gained along the way, the things they wish they would’ve known, and answers to all your questions.

Thursday, Oct. 1: “What Do Employers Really Want?”

Get the inside scoop as recruiters and employers from various industries shed light on what employers are really looking for when hiring recent college grads. Another great opportunity to ask questions and make connections.


Resources

Resume Instruction and 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. Resumes examples can be accessed on the Intranet through the University portal via my.rockhurst.edu.

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, contact Career Services at 816-501-4061. To participate in Mock Interview Day, contact Tina Wendling at 816-501-4858.

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 in Massman 3 to review program catalogs, graduate school directories and other resources.

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

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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 email your file to prospective school districts. Request that your references send their letters to:

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

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

Please email the full school name, contact name, street address and email address of the school district(s) to mike.theobald@rockhurst.edu. This will ensure we forward your materials to the correct school district/address.