Career Services is here to help you channel your skills, abilities and passions toward a fulfilling career after graduation. We offer services that help students identify their skills, explore career opportunities, and develop materials to land a future job.
Our office is open until 6:30 on Mondays and Wednesdays to better serve all of our students! If you need an evening appointment, use this Calendly Link. Questions? Call Yvonne at (913) 621-8732.
Donnelly College uses College Central Network as its official resume and job posting service. The exclusive site can be accessed 24/7 at www.collegecentral.com/donnelly or by clicking the icon above!
- Students quickly apply to jobs and internship opportunities posted exclusively for you, and search other opportunities via Jobs Central and Intern Central, national job boards.
- Create and upload your resume and career portfolio to make available to employers.
- Access our events calendar, and career/job search advice documents, podcasts, videos, and more.
- Employers search for talented students and alumni, and post unlimited jobs for free.
Monday, March 22 12:30 - 3PM
4 - 7 PM Virtual
A Mock Interview is a practice interview with a professional from the local business community. This event will help you improve your interview and communications skills in preparation for job and scholarship interviews in the future. This is great experience in professional communications skills for students at any point in their education! The companies and participating in this year's Mock Inteverviews are listed below. Click the job for a detailed job description. When you have decided on a job you would like to interview for, click on the link below to find a time and sign up.
EVENING APPOINTMENTS 4PM - 7 PM: VIRTUAL ONLY
Take advantage of useful tools and resources to get started or enhance your current resume. Individualized editing allows you to be certain your resume is as professional as possible! Set yourself up for success this March with resume workshops and mock interviews. We can't wait to help you land your dream job!
Monday, March 1, 9am-11am
Wednesday, March 3, 4pm-6pm
Thursday, March 11, 9am-11am
Monday, March 15, 4pm-6pm
Wednesday, March 17, 11am-1pm
Resume Workshops will be held in the Multipurpose Room 119 Walk-ins welcome!
This Semester's Career Fair will take place over several days to provide students with an in person experience in a socially distanced setting.
Look for 4 days of opportunities to meet with professionals from a variety of sectors during the week of April 12th, from 9 - 11AM on Monday and Tuesday, and from 11AM - 1PM on Thursday and Friday.
Monday, April 12, 9 - 11AM
Banking and Finance
Tuesday, April 13 Government, 9 - 11AM
WYCO, USA Jobs, Law Enforcement
Wednesday, April 14 11 - 1PM
Education and non-profits
Thursday, April 15 11 - 1PM
IT & STEM
MORE MORE INFORMATION TO FOLLOW!
Arvest Bank Variety of part time and full time bank positions, including a summer internship for Summer 2021
Swope Health Clinical and non-clinical positions available. Bilingual skills a plus!
Vibrant Health Currently looking for a variety of clinical and non-clinical positions. Bilingual skills a plus!
Vituity Interesting Positions available in the field of Telehealth
Children's Mercy A variety of clinical and support positions
American Public Square Full time Fall internships and volunteer planning committee members
Phoenix Home Care and Hospice Care givers, full time and part time, at all levels
Overland Park Police Department Full time police officers, dispatchers, intern
Federal Bureau of Prisons Full time work in all departments in facilities all across the nation
Apply for Internships!
Valuable work experience. ...
The opportunity to explore a career path. ...
An edge in the job market. ...
Marketable professional skills. ...
A network of professionals in your field. ...
Kansas City Latin Jazz Orchestra
They are hiring an intern to do Social Media and Marketing for this great Kansas City musical organization! The opportunitiy is for about 15 hours a week, unpaid, but can be eligible for college or service credit.
Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce is now accepting internship applications for the summer of 2020. There are currently 8 unpaid opportunities available:
* 2 Research and Social Media/Marketing Internships
*2 Civic and Community Initiatives Internships
*1 Strategic Partnership Internship
To apply, please complete an application here.
Are you interested in building and construction?
The Project Internship Program is a 10-week, full-time internship designed to expose high school and college students to the construction industry by supporting the KCI New Terminal Project. This program provides competitive compensation and the opportunity to explore a meaningful post-graduate career in design, development, or construction project management.This opportunity includes a stipend and additional training. For much more information and application directions, click here. Deadline is April 1st!
Internship search tools
There are many exciting options for finding internships anytime!
The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry is sponsoring Missouri Intern Connect. It is free and will help match employers with students from local colleges and universities.Go to https://www.mointernconnect.com/students and create an account to begin your search!
An additional initiative on the Missouri side is KC Hire. Go to Hire KC to create an account and look for interns that fit your needs and skills!
NonProfit Connect is a network of non-profit agencies in the area. They have an online Career Center where you can search for Jobs, Internships, and Volunteer opportunities. Go to https://www.npconnect.org/career-center/ to get started!
Finally, the online job board Zip Recruiter can be used to do an internship search in our area. Check out https://www.ziprecruiter.com/Jobs/Internship/-in-Kansas-City,KS or just go to https://www.ziprecruiter.com/
Have you thought about a career in Computer Science?
According to USA Today...Matthew Wilson, Feb. 15, 2017, "Just last June, two computing organizations published an open letter announcing there were 500,000 open computer positions in every sector such as manufacturing or banking -- but only 50,000 computer science graduates a year. And according to Computer Science Zone, there will be 1 million more computing jobs than employees to fill them in the next 10 years."
Check out local internships in IT and Computer Science below! And check back here regularly, or contact Yvonne Telep for more information about internships.
Other Internship Possibilities
How can you find an internship that interests you? Check out several local internship opportunities here. Email Yvonne for more information.
Don't rule out doing a Year of Service!
These are often great opportunities, and they can carry stipends and educational benefits that make them really viable for a gap year between Associates and Bachelor's studies. Click the "Year of Service" tab above for more information.
Training Opportunity for Wyandotte County Residents: Please share this information in your community!
El Centro, a close community partner of Donnelly College, is excited to offer an new opportunity: the “Go Green to Get Green” job training program, which is funded by a $200,000 grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
Upon completion of the four week training, participants will earn five industry-recognized and in-demand certifications, including HAZWHOPER, OSHA 10, Lead RRP, Asbestos Worker, and Lead Abatement Worker. Trainees will also have access to a financial coach to focus on building financial goals and creating a family legacy, as well as an employment coach to support them on their future career path.
Graduates can find employment opportunities in traditional environmental jobs as well as in places such as insurance companies, banks, realtors, architects, shippers, landscaping, hospitals and governmental organizations. Many employers are looking for applicants with the specific environmental certifications and training in environmental remediation that our program offers.
Veterans, women, unemployed, underemployed, bilingual individuals and adults looking for a career change are highly encouraged to apply. To qualify for this program one must have a high school diploma or equivalent, be a Wyandotte County resident, pass a drug test and commit to the 4-week, full-time, free job training program.
This is an amazing opportunity that is being offered at no cost. The deadline to register is April 1, 2020. There will be additional training dates when this one fills up. If you know someone who would benefit from an opportunity such as this, please encourage them to sign up or seek more information today!
For more information contact:
Director of Economic Empowerment
913-677-0100 ext. 250 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Interested in developing marketable skills and gaining professional experience?
The Dragon Scholar positions have been filled for this semester. Look for information about this and other internal work and internship opportunities in this space. Positions will be posted here every semester.
Many employers are looking to connect with Donnelly students! The best way to find postings online is to access your College Cental Network account. See directions and the link at the top of the Career Services page for more information.
You can also see flyers and posters describing local opportunities on our physical job boards on the 2nd floor, near the ARC.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have particular interests or want help finding a specific type of opportunity. You can also make an appointment by going to my Calendly link.
Check out a list of local job opportunities here.
A year of service is a great way to spend some time after your associates degree and decide on a career path while gaining real world experience! Several local opportunities provide great experience, a small living stipend, and a lump sum of up to $6500. to use for college expenses at the end of your term of service. In addition, participaiton in some of these programs can give you a leg up in some educational and job opportunitie later on. Check them out!
Mentor and tutor middle and high school students in the Kansas City area.
The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas is seeking Motivated, flexible and passionate individuals who are willing to dedicate a year helping us to engage, empowerand improve our community. WYCOKCK has several full-time, year-long VISTA positions serving different departments at the city. These are responsible positions that offer great experience in a wide variety of areas. Click the link above for more information and applications!
Glassdoor for Students: This online career community allows job seekers to look through company reviews, salaries, and interview information on over 340,000 companies submitted by actual employees. Students can also search job and internship postings. Entry into this service is free through this Donnelly website link.
In addition to reviews and information, Glassdoor is a great tool to help you search for jobs and internships.
- Career Cruising: This career development software provides you with resources to identify and pursue your goals. Donnelly students have access to Career Matchmaker assessments and can create a free online profile that allows them to explore job descriptions and career paths. To obtain a user name and password to access Career Cruising, email Career Services and request one. Then, make a follow up appointment with Yvonne to discuss the results of your assessments and your next steps!
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- Kansas Occupational Outlook Data
- Resume Spring 2020
- Resume Spring 2020 2.0
- Resume Template Molly Jones
- Resume Template (Functional) MS Word
- Resume Template (Chronological) MS Word
- Resume Template for Recent College Graduate
- Functional Resume Template for Recent College Graduate
- Resume Samples and Templates from Monster
- Nursing Graduate Resume
Cover Letter Templates and Examples
- Cover Letter Sample
Resume and Cover Letter Help and Advice
- Cover letter creation and critique
- Basic Resume Worksheet Spring 2020
- Skills Worksheet Spring 2020
- Building Your Resume Suggestions
- Information on internship and job opportunities
Remember, Career Services is here to help you!