Career Services Blog

Tricky Interview Questions: Strengths and Weaknesses

No matter what position you are interviewing for, there are certain questions that will probably be asked. We’re sharing our best advice to make sure these common, but tricky, interview questions don’t fool you.   Strengths and Weaknesses One of the most nerve racking questions that you will be asked at an interview is, “What […]

Tricky Interview Questions: Tell Me About Yourself

No matter what position you are interviewing for, there are certain questions that will probably be asked. We’re sharing our best advice to make sure these common, but tricky, interview questions don’t fool you.   Tell Me About Yourself Tell me about yourself. This statement, or some version of it, starts off nearly every interview. […]

Alumni Stories: Jesse Lorigan

Jesse Lorigan This month’s alumni feature is Jesse Lorigan, a May 2015 graduate of UMKC who obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is using his acquired skills in his career today.  His journey to entering his career and where he is now was being traveled during his time here at UMKC.  Every […]

It’s Not Luck: Internships

Internships Don’t rely on luck to get a job after graduation. Having an internship on your resume can put you way ahead of the competition. Gone are the days of interns making files and getting coffee. Today, companies use internships as a pipeline for full-time positions while giving the interns plenty of experience and other […]

It’s Not Luck: Informational Interviewing

Informational Interviewing You recently heard of an interesting job and are curious to know more about it. Sure, you could read the company’s website, but what if you could get the inside scoop? An informational interview is your ticket. Informational interviewing is the process of collecting information about a job, career field, industry or company. […]

It’s Not Luck: Career Assessments

Career Assessments We see that person who has it all, the perfect life and generally at the heart of it, they usually have the perfect career. Not always one that you would want, but one they are excited about and look forward to. You may see this person, or know this person, and think they […]

Adulting: Rising to the Occasion

Rising to the Occasion Adulting is not a choice that we are offered in life. It just happens, through life’s transitions and growing pains. You realize when Mom and Dad are no longer making dentist and doctor’s appointments for you, that if you don’t do it, it simply will not get done. Parents and family […]

Alumni Stories: Daniel Folk

Daniel Folk This week’s Alumni feature is of one our own, here in Career Services, Daniel Folk. He is our coordinator and works as one of our career counselors to aid students and alumni in having successful college experiences and developing their careers. Here is his story. What was your overall UMKC or college experience […]

Adulting: Step up your communication

Step up your communication Recently an employer vented his frustration about an email he received for a job posting. The email contained no capital letters. There was no punctuation; it was one run on sentence. There was a smiley face at the end. Do you think this employer open the individual’s cover letter and resume? […]

Love Your Job

It’s 8 am Monday. Again. Isn’t there anything more than getting a paycheck? There is. Take advantage of these opportunities to make the most of your position and find new ways to love your job every day. Lunch and Learns. Lunch and learns are presentations given by others in a variety of topics. Typically over […]