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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. Visit us on the second floor of Donnelly, Room 210, for help and information!

Apply for Internships!

Internships help you learn important professional skills, give you confidence and experience, and provide you with a way to begin forming your professional network! And, studies show that you are much more likely to get hired after graduation if you have internship experience. An article in US News and World Report sums it up like this:

Though graduate hiring is expected to trend up this year, professional experience – often gained through an internship – is becoming more and more important for prospective new hires. Among those in the class of 2014 who received a job offer prior to graduation, less than two-fifths (38.6 percent) did not have any internship experience (nor did they participate in a cooperative work-study program), according to a 2014 report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Soergel, Andrew. "Paid Interns More Likely to Get Hired." US News and World Report (2015): n. pag. Web. 20 Dec. 2017. Read the article here.

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 second floor. See Yvonne Telep, Hannah Cushing or LaCherish Thompson 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 second floor. Need more information? See Yvonne Telep or LaCherish Thompson on the second floor. Check out a list of local job opportunities here

Online Services

  • Glassdoor
    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!
  • 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!

The following opportunities provide great experience, a small living stipend, and a lump sum to use for college expenses at the end of your term of service. Check them out!

City Year KC  



Donnelly College Career Fair image from 2017

Career Fair

Thursday, April 5 
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Event Center 

Career Fair participants will discuss job opportunities, answer questions about the jobs and companies they represent, and help you apply for open positions. Plan to dress professionally on that day, and bring multiple copies of your resume!

Participating Companies & Organizations: 
Shawnee Gardens Healthcare and Rehabilitation
Available Jobs - CNA part-time or full time; LPN part-time, full-time; PRN part-time

Overland Park Police Department 
Available Jobs - Police Officer full-time; Police Dispatcher full-time; Records Clerk full-time; Report Tech full-time

Acrobat Outsourcing
Available Jobs - Cooks and Servers 

Full-time positions and one internship available 

Nebraska Furniture Mart
Full-time warehouse commission and hourly sales positions open

FedEx Ground

UMB Bank
Jobs such as Investor Service Representative, Client Engagement Specialist, and Staff Auditor.
Internships beginning in May. 

Literacy KC
Recruiting for VISTA positions starting in June and September. VISTA members serve full-time (40hrs/week) for one year. 

El Centro
Full-time, part-time and summer jobs available for Early Childhood Education

YMCA of Greater Kansas City
Full-time, part-time, summer/seasonal and volunteer positions available, in areas such as: Aquatics, Youth Development and Membership Engagement. Leadership Level positions available as well. 

Part-time and summer psychosocial staff 

First Federal Bank
Full-time positions within the Bank (Operations, Mortgage Collections, Bank Center New Account & Teller, New Home Construction Loan Representatives, and Mortgage Sales). Potential summer internship opportunities for the months of June and July. 

Regal Staffing
Part-time positions open for hospitality: Banquet servers, Dishwashers, Food preps, Banquet houseman). Hours will vary, pay according to position. 

LULAC National Educational Service Centers
Part-time tutor positions open for their educational program

Cerner Corporation
Full-time Patient Account Specialist 
Experience meaningful work with a global health care IT leader right here in Kansas City. 

McCrite Plaza at Briarcliff
They are opening a continuing care Skilled, Rehab and Memory Care Facility and hiring for the following positions: CNA, CMT, L1MA, LPN, RN, Dietary Aide, Medical Records, Housekeeping, and Maintenance. 

Boy Scouts of America - Heart of American Council 
Part-time and volunteer opportunities in the summer as well as during the school year. 

Social Security Administration
Currently hiring in the Kansas City area. 

Riverbend Post-Acute Rehabilitation
Currently hiring for the following positions: CNA, CMA, LPN and RN. 

McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips P.A. (MVP Law)
File clerk positions open. Somewhat flexible 20-30 hours per week. Firm tries to work around class time and study time. 

Need more information? Contact:

Yvonne Telep
Associate Director of Academic Support
Room 208
(913) 621-8732

Hannah Cushing
Academic Support Specialist
Room 209
(913) 621-8734

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 You can also send job postings to us at Thanks for your interest in Donnelly!