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 here for full calendar of events.

CDC Announcements and Event Registration

FIRST WEEK Special Walk-in Hours Stratton 113
Thinking about changing your major? Unsure of your career path? Stop by during drop/add week to talk to a career coach!
Regular Quick Question/Walk-in Hours begin Mon Jan 26.

  • Tue Jan 20 1-4
  • Wed Jan 21 9-11:30 and 1-4
  • Thu Jan 22 1-4
  • Fri Jan 23 Wed Jan 21 9-11:30 and 1-4

Free Career Interest Test Tue Jan 20  and Thu Jan 22 11-11:50 Stratton 116
Take a career interest inventory and get your results in a short 50 -minute session!

Senior Kick-Off (Senior Info Session)
Be a part of your senior kick-off to receive the information and support you need to successfully find employment &/or admission to graduate school.  Walk away with the knowledge, resources, and enthusiasm to finish strong at KU!  Pick one, no sign-up required!

  • Tue Jan 27 11-11:50 MSU 218
  • Wed Jan 28 3-3:50 MSU 218 
  • Tue Feb 3 11-11:50 MSU 218 

Special Event Sign-ups Begins Wed 1/21

Mock-Interview Mania Feb 16-20 Stratton 113
(Sign-up required)

Good interviewing is a skill and practice makes perfect!  Sign-up for a mock interview with our friendly and experienced employer volunteers.  We guarantee the suggestions and feedback they offer will boost your confidence and help you to develop strong (& rewarding) interviewing skills.  Professional attire, preferably a business suit, and a copy of your resume required. Open to Juniors and Seniors. Sign-ups continue until  2/16 or capacity is reached.  Click here to sign-up.

Practice Test for GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or MCAT Sat Feb 21 
(Sign-up required)

Take a practice test for FREE and receive a detailed score report to assist you in preparing for the real exam. Tests are taken online from your personal computer! Sign-up here by 2/19.

Senior (3/3) and College of Business 2/24) Etiquette Dinner 
(Sign-up required)

Etiquette is an important factor today. Good manners are associated with competence in your work, they say a lot about you! Learn the basics of proper dining etiquette including introductions & handshakes, following the lead of your host, tackling flatware, handling tricky foods, and other dining tips.  By understanding dining etiquette, you can use it to your advantage to feel confident in any situation. Professional attire required; business suit preferred.  Open to Seniors.  Sign-ups continue until one week prior to event or capacity is reached. Seating is limited. Click here to sign-up.

$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop Mon Mar 2
(Sign-up required)
Research shows one year after graduation women earn just 82 percent of what their male counterparts earn.   Women on average earn just 77 cents to every dollar men earn.  KU women, learn how to begin your careers $martly, how to benchmark your worth, and how to negotiate for an equitable salary! This is a limited seating engagement open to KU juniors, seniors and graduate students with dinner provided!   Sign-up here by 2/23.  This program is part of Women's History Month Programming, presented by the WAGE Project ( and sponsored by the KU Career Development Center and Women's Center.

Fairs and Networking Events

Graduate School Fair Wed Feb 18 12-3 MSU 218
If graduate school is in your future, make sure to attend this informational fair.  Representatives from area college and university graduate programs will be visiting to share information regarding their programs, schools and application procedures.  This is a wonderful opportunity to have your questions answered in order to make the best decision for you.

LVCCE Internship and Job Fair Wed Feb 25 12-4:00
Holiday Inn Fogelsville/Breinigsville 
The Lehigh Valley Collegiate Career Expo Fair specifically targets students and recent graduates for internship, volunteer, part-time and/or full-time opportunities.  This is your opportunity to shake hands and talk with employers.  Learn about internships and job openings and share your resume with employers.  Professional attire (preferably a business suit) and resume required.  Free shuttle provided.  Sign-up for shuttle in Stratton 113.

Job Fair for Educators Mon Mar 9 10-2 MSU 218
The Job Fair for Educators is specifically for education, counseling, psychology and social work students and alumni.  Recruiters from educational employers throughout Pennsylvania as well as from other states across the country will share information about teaching and education careers with candidates. Professional attire (preferably a business suit) and resume required.

KU Internship and Job Fair Wed Apr 1 12-3 MSU 218 
This is your opportunity to shake hands, get your resume out, and talk with employers. Search for career-related internships and jobs! Professional dress is required, business suit preferred. Be sure to come with plenty of resumes in hand! Professional attire (preferably a business suit) and resume required.

Dinner with Golden Bears Wed Apr 1 6-8 MSU 218 
(Sign-up required)
Enjoy dinner mingling with KU alumni from your field of study. Discuss issues that are affecting you now and will in the future. Sponsored by KU Foundation & Alumni Relations. Check back for sign-up link and instructions.

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