Career Development Center

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Career Development Center

Welcome to the KU Career Development Center.

We recognize like college itself, career development is a journey and we look forward to assisting KU students and alumni in reaching their destination!

With a well-trained and dedicated staff, over 60 scheduled events each semester, and a comprehensive library of resources, KU students can develop realistic career goals, confidently approach their professional job search, and secure meaningful employment. Click "View More Events" on the right side of this page to view FR/SO and JR/SR calendars.

CDC Announcements and Event Registration

Road Trip Nation is coming to KU! 

Friday, October 9th 9-2 pm, Library Lawn

Not sure what you want to do with the rest of your life?  Feel like you're living someone else's dream?  Stop by to meet the RTN staff who are parking their green RV on the KU Library lawn!!  The Roadtrip Nation Campus Tour visits colleges across the country, inspiring students to define their own roads in life.  Visit the Green RV and find out how to get involved in the Roadtrip Nation Movement; whether it'd be through hitting the road on an Indie Roadtrip, watching the latest footage of people who have followed their passions in life, or simply experiencing firsthand the Roadtrip Nation philosophy that empowers people to find the open road.


The Career Development Center is excited to offer a series of Coffee & Convos events in November to celebrate National Career Development Month!!!

Students are invited to join us for an industry-related session and refreshments. Spaces are limited!  Online registration required!  Students must register via KU Career Network:     Registration opens Oct. 1st!    

Sciences (Biology, Geography, & Geology) 

Thu 11/5 (sign-up deadline Thu 10/29)  MSU 250 11-11:50

Tim Jenesky - AECOM

Aaron Brouse - Carroll Engineering Corp.

Angie Frederick - Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

Sciences (Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, & Physics)

Tue 11/10 (sign-up deadline Tue 11/3)  MSU 250 11-11:50

Brandon Trate, P.G. - Barry Isett & Associates, Inc.

Stephan Zuber - U.S. Army

Shannon Crooker - Element Environmental Solutions

George Baris - Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.  

Health Care  

Thu 11/12 (sign-up deadline Thu 11/5)  MSU 250 11-11:50

Sharon Scheirer, MEd, SPHR - St. Luke's University Health Network

Dr. Kristina Newport - Hospice & Community Care   

Online Registration Required!  Opens Oct. 1st!

To Register:

  1. Log-in to KU Career Network via the current student link:
  2. Sign-in with your KU ID (email) & password
  3. Click on the Events tab on the top menu bar
  4. Click on the Workshops sub-tab & select the appropriate event
  5. Read the details and click the RSVP button at the bottom. You will receive a confirmation email.

  Coffee & Convos events are designed to focus on specific industries and professions and are a great opportunity for students to interact with experienced professionals in a casual, yet informative setting. Panelists from different occupational areas will speak to students about:  

  • Careers in the field & where the industry is going
  • The importance of internships and related experiences
  • Employer expectations & becoming more marketable as a job candidate
  • Tips and insights about entry-level career opportunities & finding success


Register now for the Career Development Center Certificate Programs

Quick Question/Walkin Hours (Weekdays 2-4 pm)

Have a quick question?  Need your resume reviewed?  No appointment needed.  Stop by the Career Development Center. 

The Washington Center

Want to do an internship in Washington, D.C. with arranged housing?

Information Session: Monday, October 19th 2-2:50 MSU 116

Information Table: Monday, October 19th 10-2

"Tell me more about TWC!"
The Washington Center for Internships serves hundreds of colleges and universities by providing selected students, from all majors, challenging opportunities to work and learn in Washington, D.C.

Air Products Community Internship Program

This program provides students with a $1,000 scholarship for completing an internship with an area (Berks County or Lehigh Valley) non-profit organization. This program can potentially provide a student, who otherwise may not be able to to complete an internship due to financial reasons, a scholarship to assist with financial need. Internships may take place during Fall, Spring or Summer sessions. You must intern a minimum of 150 hours per semester.

Click here to learn more!

Click here to apply!

November is National Career Development Month!

The Career Development Center, invites you to celebrate National Career Development Month by creating a poster or poetry piece using this year's national theme, "Fostering Well-Being through Meaningful Work."  Last year's national poetry winner was a KU student! This contest is in conjunction with the National Career Development Association and complies with this organization's rules. To learn more about each contest and specific rules, please visit the below links. Prizes will be awarded at the Kutztown level and winning entries will move forward to compete in a National Competition. 

2015 NCDM Poetry Contest

2015 NCDM Poster Contest

Test Prep Sessions by Kaplan
Take a FREE online graduate school entrance exam practice test from your personal computer. Please click on link after the time.

TEST                    DATE                    TIME                    
GRE                     10/10/15                NOON                   GRE
                             10/24/15                3:00 PM                GRE
GMAT                   10/27/15                8:00 PM                GMAT
LSAT                    10/3/15                  2:00 PM                LSAT
MCAT                   10/17/15                2:00 PM                MCAT
DAT                      10/11/15                6:30 PM                DAT
*Please note:  These events are VERY popular and fill up quickly.  If you receive an error it is due to the event being at capacity. Please visit and select another practice test event. Additional dates are availble.

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