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. 
 

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. Internships can give you opportunities that entry level jobs do not provide, and a variety of experiences to help you choose your specific career path. Many are unpaid, but paid internships are also available. 

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. 

 

Some Specific Opportunities

Government Internships in STEM

The Office of Science / US Department of Energy is pleased to announce paid research internship opportunities for undergraduate students majoring in areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) for the Spring of 2020. The application system for the 2020 Spring Term Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program is currently open, with all applications due by 05:00 PM Eastern Time on October 07, 2019.

 

The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program places students from 2 and 4 year undergraduate institutions as paid interns in science and engineering research activities at DOE national laboratories and facilities, working with laboratory staff scientists and engineers on projects related to ongoing research programs. Appointments are for 16 weeks during the Spring term, are open to US Citizens and US Lawful Permanent Residents, include a weekly stipend, reimbursement for one round trip domestic travel to the participant’s host DOE laboratory, and possibilities for a housing allowance. More than 850 internships are sponsored annually.

 

Opportunities specifically for Community College students are also available. The Community College Internships (CCI) program places community college students as paid interns in technological activities at DOE national laboratories, working under the supervision of a laboratory technician or researcher. Appointments are for 10 weeks during the Spring term, are open to US Citizens and US Lawful Permanent Residents, include a weekly stipend, reimbursement for one round trip domestic travel to the participant’s host DOE laboratory, and possibilities for a housing allowance. More than 100 internships are sponsored annually.

 

Students in either program may be placed at any one of 17 laboratories in the following states: PA, CO, WV, OR, NM, TN, IL, IO, NY, CA, ID, NJ, WA, VA

Application is made online. Full program information and descriptions, including links to the online application system, are available at: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/suli/  or at https://science.osti.gov/wdts/cci/ for the Community College Internships.

 

If you are interested in applying for one of these excellent opportunities and need guidance with the application process, Yvonne in Career Services can help you! Call 913-621-8732 or email careerservices@donnelly.edu for an appointment and more information.

 

Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

 

The Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce / World Trade Center Kansas City offers several internship opportunities every semester. Internships are unpaid, but offer a wide range of marketable experiences. General information about the Chamber, their mission, and their activities, is found here. Please click on the links below for additional information.

Research/Programming Internship - Accepting applications for Fall, 2019

Public Policy Internship - Accepting applications for Fall, 2019

Social Media/Marketing Internship - Accepting applications for Fall, 2019

Strategic Partnership Internship - Accepting applications for Fall, 2019

Civic Initiatives Internship - Accepting applications for Fall, 2019
Priority deadline for fall applications is August 26, 2019.
Internships with the KC Chamber are not paid, but offer valuable hands-on experience. This experience allows students to explore areas of interest and decide if this is an area for a potential career. Internships run throughout the semester and require 24 hours a week from participating students.
For more information, please contact Susan Monroe at smonroe@kcchamber.com or (816) 221-2424.

To apply, please complete an application here.

 

The Kansas City Community Garden

The Kansas City Community Garden has VISTA volunteer positions available, many working with youth and young children around gardening activities. Kansas City Community Gardens has assisted low-income persons and community organizations in the KC metro area to produce food from garden plots located in backyards, vacant lots, and at community sites for over 35 years. To learn more or to apply, please visit   https://kccg.org/about-us/employment/

 

Internship search tools

There are many exciting options for finding internships this spring!  

 

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: Software Test Engineer Intern

Garmin: Software Engineer Intern

Netsmart: Delivery Analyst Summer Intern

Cozx Automotive: Software Engineer Intern
 

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 second floor. See Yvonne Telep or Alex Johnson 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 - Spring 2019

This year’s Career Fair was a great success! We had so many wonderful employers who took time to talk to students and discuss job and career options with them. 

Many of these employers have openings NOW, and are eager to take applications from Donnelly students. Refer to the list here and if you apply to one of these places, please let Yvonne Telep in Career Services know. We are here to help you!


Need more information? Contact:

Yvonne Telep

Associate Director of Academic Support

Alex Johnson

Academic Support Specialist JV

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!