Career Advancement Program

Earn yours today (t-shirt and portfolio)The Career Advancement Program (CAP) is a program based on seven dimensions of employability outlined in The University of Kansas Employability Curriculum. It is designed to help students prepare for the future through educational resources, experiential activities, and reflection. The seven dimensions of employability are Academic Learning, Experiential Learning, Career Maturity, Professional Skills, Career Management, Meaningful Connections, and Global Perspective.

Join CAP

Stay tuned! We are currently in the process of revising CAP and plan to roll out a new version spring 2018. If you are interested in receiving information about the new program, please send an email to Erin Wolfram at ewolfram@ku.edu.

Why you should complete CAP

CAP will help you breakdown the components of your career in an interactive, reflective and progressive way through its easy to follow learning modules and dynamic career courses. Additionally, the program will help you develop the characteristics of a successful professional:

  • Think T-shaped when connecting academics to career plans
  • Get experience outside the classroom
  • Be focused and flexible with your career plans
  • Develop skills employers want
  • Do the research and target your materials
  • Build a professional support network
  • Foster cultural awareness

Earn Rewards

As you work your way through CAP, you will have the opportunity to earn KU swag! After you complete your first three dimensions, you will get a fun Jayhawk baseball tee! Finish CAP and earn a KU branded portfolio to use during interviews, professional jobs, or graduate school!

Options for completing the seven dimensions

To complete the program, students will need to fulfill each of the seven dimensions either by taking specified career courses at The University of Kansas and/or completing online learning modules and reflections based on experiential activities via Blackboard. You can find more information by hovering over the icons on the above image. As each dimension is fulfilled, students will earn badges they can showcase on their resume, social media, professional blogs, and more.

Questions? Need assistance?

Email: cap@ku.edu


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    Kansas Union 4th floor lobby
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