Atterbury Student Success Center, Level 2
Fax: (816) 235-5156
The mission of Career Services is to empower students and others to successfully develop, evaluate, and initiate career planning and professional development within a constantly changing work environment. In addition, Career Services embraces diversity in all forms and strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened, and productive environment.
The Career Services staff is a select group of professionals representing a wide array of backgrounds. All are trained in current trends and provide a variety of programs and services in career planning, life planning and development. Professional staff can assist students in career exploration and effective career decision-making.
UMKC's Comprehensive Career Development Experience includes the following:
Self-awareness: Career Services assists students in choosing an academic major and assessing interests, personality, skills, values, and goal clarification.
Exploration: Career Services provides information about how interests, skills, values, and personality fit with different majors and careers, how to conduct informational interviews, how to seek an internship, and volunteerism.
Experience: Career Services provides internship and job search preparation programs, enhances skills such as resume writing, interviewing and conducting a job search.
Transition: Students may find internships, work-study and on-campus jobs, and part- and full-time positions in Roo Career Network. Roo Career Network is our system to promote student and employer connections by allowing students to create job alerts, schedule appointments, and request interviews. To enhance employment outcomes of UMKC students and alumni, Career Services maintains on-campus recruitment programs, sponsors job fairs and career days and develops and maintains contact with local, national and international employers. Visit our Web site (www.career.umkc.edu) to access Roo Career Network and watch the University News for activities sponsored by Career Services and for on-campus recruiting schedules.
Career Services also provides a full range of career planning and development services for UMKC alumni. For additional information, call (816) 235-1636.