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.

 

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. 

EVENTS

Career Fair

Donnelly's Annual Career Fair had to be moved online this year! You can still see the flyers and videos, with advice and job information posted by more than a dozen local employers: Just follow us on Instagram or click here @donnellycareerservices

 

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.

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. 

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. 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:

Sasheen Cutchlow

Director of Economic Empowerment

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

Interested in developing marketable skills and gaining professional experience?

The Dragon Scholars program offers students well-paid, on-campus internships that will give them excellent professional experience while still attending school. The program is selective and will help the chosen student workers to develop marketable professional skills.

Dragon Scholar positions pay $16/ hourly for 9 hours weekly of on-campus work (renewable each semester).

Positions available in many departments including:

  • Admissions
  • Academic Support Services
  • and more...

Requirements: 

  • Have completed at least one semester at Donnelly College prior to being placed in a position
  • Be FAFSA-eligible
  • Willing to enroll in BS 182 if placed in an internship
  • Committ to working 9 hours per week for at least one semester

To learn more about positions and APPLY, visit College Center.

Several positions still available for Fall 2020 - Apply Today

 

Many employers are looking to connect with Donnelly students! Click the link below to see some of our most recent postings. You can always email careerservices@donnelly.edu if you have particular interests or want me to send you opportunities by email. 

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! 

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 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!


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

Yvonne Telep

Associate Director of Academic Support / Title V Liaison

Educational Background: BA, Binghamton University MAT, Binghamton University ESL end...

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!