The mission of UMKC Career Services is to empower students and alumni to successfully develop, evaluate and initiate career planning and professional development within a constantly changing work environment. In addition, Career Services embraces diversity in all forms and strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment.
UMKC Career Services Main Office
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Atterbury Student Success Center
5000 Holmes, 2nd Floor
Kansas City, MO 64110
Monday – Friday: 10 am – noon
StaffMike Selck, Manager of Employer Development and Engagement
Mike joined UMKC Career Services in 2018 after building a strong personal brand of outreach and engagement in Kansas City. He has a Master of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale. Mike is a two time national debate champion in parliamentary debate and uses his public speaking skills today to present on higher education, leadership, and diversity. Mike’s passions include development coaching, fitness, community relations, barbeque, and his pups.
Janet Dexter, Fiscal Officer
Janet Dexter has been with UMKC Career Services since February 1996. She is the Fiscal Officer for the department. Janet coordinates and plans special events for our office.
Daniel Folk, Career Counselor
Daniel Folk has been with UMKC Career Services since Fall 2014 as a Career Counseling Intern and joined the office full time in May 2016. Daniel received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and recently completed the Mental Health Track of the UMKC Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance Program. His broad interest is to assist students and alumni with their career exploration/development needs. This includes career counseling, assessment, resume development, interviewing and job search skills. Daniel also serves as the liaison for the School of Biological Sciences, the College of Education, the Conservatory and University College.
LaRae Vowiell, Coordinator
LaRae Vowiell has been with Career Services since 2016. She received a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance with an emphasis in mental health from UMKC. She provides career development and counseling on an individual basis to students and alumni. LaRae also assists with resumes and coverletters, job and internship search skills and interviewing. Additionally, she gives presentations and workshops to academic and students groups. She serves as the liaison to the School of Computing and Engineering and the School of Graduate Studies.