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The Kansas Wesleyan University’s Career Center is the bridge between YOUR KWU education and YOUR future.
We’re here to help YOU! Our resources connect you with career exploration tools, internships, service learning experiences, networking tips, graduate school info, and job-search skills—everything you need to realize your career goals.
The Career Center’s services are for all Kansas Wesleyan University students and alumni (not just seniors!), and our friendly Student Development Office staff are ready to help. Check in with us early…and often…as we are the first ones on campus to learn of internships and job openings that could be perfect for you.
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KWU Career Center Services
4 Year Career Development Path
Remember, the Career Center is not just a resource for Seniors, KWU is committed to a four year approach for every student. We take a comprehensive approach to career planning that starts your first semester on campus with the Wesleyan Experience and spans all four years of your time at Kansas Wesleyan University.
One-On-One Career Development
One-on-One development is for the KWU undergraduate students, MBA students and alumni needing specific, situational perspective that meet a specific career path need. A career development session could include:
- Determining a KWU Major and Career Path
- Resume and Cover Letter Writing
- Reference Check
- Job, Internship, and Service Learning Searches
- Graduate School Preparation
In addition to areas above, individual sessions can be tailored to meet the demands of your situation, and scheduled to meet the demands of your academic schedule. One-on-One development can be provided in person at the KWU Student Development office by setting up an appointment with Dane Baxa, Director of Career Services and Community Engagement.
Job, Internship, and Service Learning Opportunities
Experience greatly increases your ability to be hired. Employers take many things into consideration when hiring for jobs: academic background, professionalism, experience (including work, internship and volunteer) and demeanor during an interview. In today’s job market, the experience of an internship, service learning opportunity, or job provides is essential for your career development goal. Learn how KWU can excel your experience level with the help of a local or national internship opportunity.
Teacher Credential Services
Kansas Wesleyan University offers the opportunity to Education Majors to have information requested by potential employers all in one place. The Office of Career Services keeps this information on file to be mailed out upon student request.
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Career Development Workshops
Workshops are available throughout the year on career-related topics, such as dining etiquette, interviewing, networking, and resume and cover letter writing. Individual appointments can also be scheduled to review any of the workshop topics if the schedule of events does not meet your individual timeline. Career Development Workshops will include:
Kansas Wesleyan University provides mock interviews and professional critiques to help you become more comfortable in interview situations. Mock interviews are also available by appointment to guide you through the interview process and help you sharpen your skills for a professional interview.
Coyote Career Connections
Education is essential, but career connections are also crucial. According to the National Association of College and Employers, three out of five college students get their first jobs through networking. Our Coyote Career Connections will help connect students with KWU alumni and employers from various industries and fields.
Employers want to see you in social situations to observe how you conduct yourself, particularly if the job you want requires a certain standard of conduct with clients and superiors. You could be critically scrutinized on your table manners and conduct. KWU partners with local businesses to host etiquette dinners for KWU students to learn essential etiquette skills.
Professional Development Opportunities
You can get a jump-start on career planning when you participate in professional organizations, conferences, seminars, and workshops in your field of interest. Our staff can provide direction to professional organizations that offer affordable opportunities for students to engage through college!