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Lindsay G.

Lindsay G.

I first learned about the UCC by being involved in DEI, a career-focused honor organization at KU. DEI helped me to learn to network, build my resume, and all about professional etiquette. It was a super easy and fun commitment. I even got a great summer internship at Liberty Mutual Insurance and two $500 scholarships through my involvement! I also met Erin Wolfram and everyone who worked at the UCC. They were all so helpful and happy all the time; so when the Peer Career Assistant position at the UCC became available, I applied right away. I was thrilled when I got the job! My position helped me make some great connections and even better friends. I never even felt like I was working because I was always around such awesome people. Now, I am in law school here at KU and when I think back on my time in undergrad, DEI and working at the UCC are two of the things that I miss most. They both helped me get to where I am today and the skills that I learned will help me to get jobs for the rest of my life!

Jessica H.

Jessica H.

I worked at the University Career Center for three years while completing my Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Studies. I worked as a Peer Career Assistant and Internship Assistant. Not only did I meet a lot of great people, but the skills I obtained while working there were significant. During my tenure at the UCC, I helped with career fairs, gave presentations to organizations on campus, critiqued resumes and posted jobs for employers. I was also given the opportunity to be part of an organization called Delta Epsilon Iota. We started a Professional Clothing Closet that allowed KU students to obtain clothing for interviews and career fairs. I still tell people about the clothing closet today, as it was a rewarding initiative to be a part of. While working at the UCC, I determined that I wanted to help people find employment. Due to the experience I gained, I was able to secure a job that I am truly passionate about. I am now a Recruiter for a staffing company.

I would recommend working for the University Career Center to anyone who is given the opportunity.  The staff will continuously help you to grow both personally and professionally.  I especially want to thank Erin Wolfram and Megan Hill for being resources for me.  Although I graduated 3 years ago, I still keep in contact with the UCC staff.

Daniel J.

Daniel J.

I decided I wanted to work part-time during my senior year. I applied to several university postings and walked down Mass. Street applying to more than a dozen businesses. Looking back, I feel like I hit the lottery with the Peer Career Assistant role.

During my time as a PCA, I became immersed in the career search process that so many college students know very little about. I learned the fundamentals of resume writing, how to prepare for interviews, and the kind of work that must go into true career searching. I've had multiple career changes since working at the career center, and during each job search I've used lessons learned during my time as a PCA to help me land my next position. In fact, I still have college friends who come to me for resume reviews.

Beyond this experience, the UCC is a great place for KU students to work. The office always worked to accommodate my class and extracurricular schedule. Furthermore, the staff was incredibly friendly and intelligent, making the day-to-day work enjoyable. I always felt comfortable approaching anyone in the office for advice or just for a friendly chat. For any KU student preparing to enter their first career (most, I assume!), I cannot think of a better place to work.

Fran P.

Fran P.

I learned about the UCC when I was applying for part-time student jobs during my sophomore year in college. The Peer Career Assistant position seemed like a great job, and I figured I’d also learn a lot about KU in the process. I was ecstatic when I was offered the position. I had the opportunity to meet so many great people during my time as at the UCC, from the graduate interns to the full time staff. Everyone is so pleasant and helpful and really enjoys the work they’re doing at the UCC. I also had the chance to get to know much more about the University than I would have otherwise and had multiple opportunities to utilize valuable career services along the way. After my time as a Peer Career Assistant, I went on to graduate school. The UCC staff played a big role in reviewing all my admissions essays. I recently graduated with my MSW from KU this May and still find myself referring people to the UCC constantly. The UCC has really helped me in all aspects of my time at KU and I know that I’ll reflect on my time there when making future career decisions.

Chrissy R.

Chrissy R.

Working as a Peer Career Assistant was an invaluable experience because I learned so much about “the real world” by working first-hand with employers and career experts. At the UCC my main job was to serve as a liaison between students and the Career Coaches. I also had the opportunity to work directly with other students by scheduling appointments and conducting resume revisions. Before working at the UCC I had never learned the basics of writing a resume or preparing for a job interview.

The Career Coaches were always eager to help and ensure that I learned everything I needed to know about resumes, interviews, career planning, and everything in between. I learned so much from being immersed in career development and education that now I am confident in my ability to write a strong resume and help other students with theirs too.


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    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    Kansas Union 4th floor lobby
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    10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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6th in the nation for its social media presence in 2013 —JobBrander.com
Winner of the 2013 Innovation Excellence Award in Research —National Association of Colleges and Employers
2009 National Chevron Award winner for excellence in career services —National Association of Colleges and Employers
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More than 500 students enroll in career classes annually
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University Career Center hosts eight career fairs each year
More than 360 organizations attended University Career Center career fairs the past academic year
More than 10,000 students attended University Career Center workshops in 2012-13