Career Services

Donnelly College Career Services

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.

You can easily schedule an appointment during office hours by going to my Calendly.

 

Apply for Internships!

What can you get from an internship? 
  • 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. ...
  • Confidence. ...
  • A job!
Not all internships lead directly to a job, but many employers value these experiences as vital parts of a college program. To be really competitive in the job market, an internship is an important step. And some of them even provide you with a paycheck! 
Career Services has a board just for Internships. Check with us on the Ground Floor, or here on this page, regularly. Check deadlines and application requirements carefully before applying, and contact Yvonne with quesitons, or for help with resumes or applications.

 

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City

BC/BS  currently have the following intern positions available for the summer. Click on the title for more information and application links.

Internships are paid and the GPA requirement is a 3.0.

Finance

Underwriting

Provider Contracting & Network Management

Utilization Management/Population Health 

Healthcare Transformation

Sales 

 

Kansas City Latin Jazz Orchestra  is 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.

Click here for more information 

 
 
Arvest Bank logo     Ignite Internship program Information and Application here

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

   * 3 Public Policy Internships. To learn more please click here to visit the Chamber website.
For more information, please contact Susan Monroe at smonroe@kcchamber.com or (816) 221-2424.

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!  

 

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. 

Hyland: Search Internships Here

Garmin: Various Opportunities

Cerner: Various Opportunities

NAIC: Various Positions: Look for Intern in the Title
 

Other Internship Possibilities

How can you find an internship that interests you? Check out several local internship opportunities here. There are several other opportunities posted on the bulletin board on the ground floor. See Yvonne Telep orKatie Blevins 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.

Having a full-time or part-time job can give you some great professional experience while you are in school or directly after you graduate. There are several local opportunities listed below, that can also be found on the job bulletin board on the Ground Floor outside of Room 9. Need more information? See Yvonne Telep or Alex Johnson on the Ground Floor in Room 11. 

Check out a list of local job opportunities here

Online Services

  • 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.

  • Zip Recruiter is another online job board Click here for job opportunities in Kansas City. Click here to search Internship opportunities.

  • 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!
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Kansas Occupational Outlook Data

Resume Templates

Cover Letter Templates and Examples

  • Cover Letter Sample

Resume and Cover Letter Help and Advice

Remember, Career Services is here to help you!

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! 

City Year KC  

Mentor and tutor middle and high school students in the Kansas City area.

Unified Government VISTA Program

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 9 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! 

EVENTS

Career Fair

Donnelly's Annual Career Fair will take place on April 2nd, from noon to 2PM in the Event Center AND the Student Commons!

The following companies and organizations will be attending. More will be added regularly! Click on each name to visit the organzation's website and learn more about them and the positions they may offer!

Metro Lutheran Ministry  Paid internship in event planning and other part time and volunteer opportunities.

KC Chamber                  Unpaid summer internships in a variety of positions in the organization

Vibrant Health                 Patient Care Representatives, Medical Assistants, full time

City Year                          Full time year of service working in KC MO public schools with youth

The Literacy Lab             Americorps positions working as full time tutors in public schools

Swope Health                  A variety of clinical and support positions

Children's Mercy             A variety of clinical and support positions

Cornerstones of Care     Youth behavioral health specialists

Bank of Labor                  Teller and banker positions, both full and part time

Arvest Bank                     Variety of part time and full time bank positions, including a summer internship for Summer 2021

American Public Square  Full time Fall internships and volunteer planning committee members

Little Angels Daycare Inc  Full and part time teachers and assistants for local daycare

JUNTOS- Center for Advancing Latino Health   Internship possibilities

Environmental Protection Agency

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

Alliance Home Health Care, Inc. Full and part time care givers at all levels

Library AmeriCorps VISTA Project

More employers coming soon!

 

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:

Sasheen Cutchlow

Director of Economic Empowerment

913-677-0100 ext. 250 scutchlow@elcentroinc.com or greenjobs@elcentroinc.com

 


 

 

 

   
   
   

Need more information or an appointment outside office hours? Contact:

Yvonne Telep

Associate Director of Academic Support / Title V Liaison

Note: If you are an employer interested in recruiting at Donnelly or working with us to develop internships for our students, please contact Yvonne Telep at ytelep@donnelly.edu. You can also send job postings to us at careerservices@donnelly.edu. Thanks for your interest in Donnelly!