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.

Our office is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you need to arrange an appointment outside those hours, use this Calendly Link or call Dr. Isaac Falcon Campos at (913) 621-8732.

 

EVENTS   

The Fall Job and Internship Fair is over, but these employers are still interested in you! 

This semester, our fair featured more than 20 employers offering part-time jobs for students, some with free training and tuition reimbursement. Plenty of employers also had opportunities for spring and summer internships. Go to the websites linked below and look for these postings, or search for them on CCN.

Employers who attended: 

Offering part-time positions:             

YMCA of Greater Kansas City
Kansas City Public Lirary
First Student Transport
Cornerstones of Care
QukTrip Corporation
Liberty Tax
Mattie Rhodes Center
Groundwork Northeast
Sunpro Solar
Catholic Charities of NE Kansas
Security Bank

Offering full-time positions:

YMCA of Greater Kansas City
Cintas
KC Public Library
Overland Park Police Department
Claridge Court
Quik Trip
Bickford at Mission ‘springs
Liberty Tax
Shawnee Gardens
American Family Insurance
Catholic Charities.

Offering paid or unpaid internships:  

Kansas City Public Library
Overland Park Police
Cornerstones of Care
Catholic Charities of NE Kansas
Security Bank of Kansas City

Offering tuition assistance or free training:

Claridge Court
Liberty Tax
Bickford at Mission Springs
Unified Government
Shawnee Gardens

Now Accepting Applications: Off-Campus Internships! 

Are you interested in learning professional skills while working at an off-campus internship?

Three Donnelly-sponsored paid internships are currently available.

Title: Support Staff

The Learning Club seeks a Support Staff member who is passionate about serving high-risk children, organized, and creative in finding ways to better assist children with academic, social, and behavioral challenges. The Learning Club Support Staff member must be a self-starter who will work as part of a dynamic team to create a positive, pivotal education experience for our students.

The position is for up to 15 hours weekly, afternoons and evenings until 6:00 p.m. throughout the week, plus other hours on a flexible basis during the school year.

Location: Learning Club sites in the urban core of Kansas City, Kansas

This paid internship is offered through the Federal Work Study program and is dependent on student eligibility. Pay is $14 per hour. 

Contact Donnelly Career Services for more information. 

CLICK HERE for complete job description

To apply:

  • Read the job descriptions carefully and choose the job you would prefer!
  • Have your resume ready to share. A resume is not required, but please include one if it is available.
  • Go to the Application Form and fill it out completely.

Title: Leasing specialist 

Hours a week: Up to 10 hours a week 

Supervisor: Home Sales and Rental Manager

Job Description:
CHWC And Donnelly have partnered to offer a paid internship for a Donnelly Student. The student will work most hours at CHWC offices, located near Donnelly at 2 S 14th St, Kansas City, just off Central Ave. Hours are flexible and may include some remote work. Pay is $14/ hourly. Students must be eligible for Work Study and fill out a FAFSA form to be eligible for this position. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact Lauren Martin at (913) 621-8741.

CLICK HERE for complete job description

 

 

 

Dragons Den - Barista

Donnelly is getting ready for the grand opening of our Dragon's Den! A one stop shop for coffee, school merch, e-sports and more! If you have a passion for coffee and making connections, this might be the job for you! Download and fill out the application here and send it to Marco Delgado at delgado0720@students.donnelly.edu or Anakaren Corral at corral9554@students.donnelly.edu.

Dragon Scholar Positions are available for the 2022 spring semester.

Earn money and gain professional skills while working on campus in a Donnelly department!

See the job descriptions linked below. Read the descriptions carefully and choose the position that is best for you. Apply using the links below. We will contact you in the coming weeks.

DIME Dragon Scholar (Click for job description)

IT Helpdesk Dragon Scholar (Click for job description)

Marketing/ Advancement Dragon Scholar (Click for job description)

Apply Here For a Dragon Scholar Position

 

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 2nd floor or here on this page, regularly. Check deadlines and application requirements carefully before applying, and contact Dr. Isaac Falcon Campos with quesitons, or for help with resumes or applications.
 
CURRENTLY AVAILABLE!
Plastic Omnium Fairfax is offering a short-term internship in the area of Human Resources & Recruitment. The ideal candidate has a genuine interest in identifying candidates who will benefit from employment with the company while providing value to the team. More information here.

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:

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.

 

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:

Sasheen Cutchlow

Director of Economic Empowerment

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

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 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! 

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 for 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 username and password to access Career Cruising, email Career Services and request one. Then, make a follow up appointment with us 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!

Search jobs posted at our school!


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. 

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

Dr. Isaac Falcon Campos

Director of Academic Support

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