Career Development

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Through career exploration and professional experiences, Kauffman Scholars Career Development prepares scholars and alumni to reach the next level by developing skills that allow them to immerse themselves in a desired career field. Scholars and alumni are aided in identifying personal/professional strengths, interests, and talents through Kauffman Scholars and campus-sponsored career development events.

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Kauffman Scholars Career Development assists students with resume and cover letter reviews, networking, interview best practices, and more. For a more focused approach, students are encouraged to schedule one-on-one career coaching with KSI Career Development Coordinator. Scholars and alumni commit to a diversity of career experiences that help outline career goals. Opportunities for career exploration begin with internship and job shadowing experiences, which are offered through KSI’s annual J.I.V.E. Fair (Job, Internship, Volunteer, and Educational Fair) and Career Development Series (starting in 2018)

Scholars are encouraged to utilize their campus career center services to connect with individuals who offer career counseling, self-assessments, workshops, presentations, career fairs, and mock interviews, in addition to other services.

Kauffman Scholars' career development opportunities aims to connect the relationship between academic performance and future career plans. We encourage scholars and alumni to take ownership of their career direction, and be willing to make the effort to conduct successful searches for jobs, internships, and/or the identification of graduate school programs.

Weekly Career Development emails equip students with resources, job, internship, and action steps for career planning opportunities. General planning is discussed between scholar and coach on an ongoing basis.

Additionally, scholars are developing career readiness proficiencies through the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ (NACE) Career Readiness Competencies. Scholars are encouraged to development their competencies in critical thinking/problem solving, oral/written communication, teamwork/collaboration, digital technology, leadership, professionalism/work ethic, career management, and global/intercultural fluency. Mastering these competencies are critical for scholars to successfully transition into the workplace.


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For questions or career development help contact me:

Mako Miller

Mako Miller - Career Development Coordinator -