Career Services Blog

November 27, 2018

The biggest discrepancy in rating college students “career readiness” is the perception of readiness based on employer feedback versus student self-assessment. When assessing recent college graduates against the career competencies that NACE identified for “career readiness”, employers tended to rate college graduates lower than the graduates did themselves. This suggests that there is a gap in readiness that employers see that students do not.

When analyzing different career...Read More

November 16, 2018

Helping college students prepare for a successful transition into the workplace is dependent on a few competencies that will help them be successful. 

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has defined "career readiness" as the, "attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace." 

A brief summary of each competency is listed below:

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November 16, 2018

Whether students are looking for tips on professional dress or searching for that perfect major, Career Services has unique online tools for all of their career needs. Check out information on two of our resources ...Read More

September 19, 2018

There are many jobs that get posted every day to different career search websites. Rockhurst offers our own career posting site called the RU Career Account. These jobs are screened by career services staff to ensure that legitimate employers and jobs are getting posted to the system. Here are some great tips for self-screening positions and employers when you utilize other search engines.

  1. Are there misspellings in the Header or the body of the job posting?
  2. Does the
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September 13, 2018

Career Fair season is upon us and many local and regional organizations are hosting career fairs. As you are gearing up for career fairs this fall, NACE Contributor Kathy Douglas has 4 tips for Career Fair Success:

  1. Strategically select top employers to visit: Researching organizations and arriving early can help you maximize your career fair potential. Visit your top choices early in the fair time block so that both you and recruiters are fresh and

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August 15, 2018

A recent study shows the importance of increasing student access to internship experiences. The study found that internships increased a student's ability to succeed academically as well as improved their chances of post-graduate career success within the first six months following graduation. Students who had higher GPA's and utilized Career Services were more likely to find an internship where they received some level of compensation for their work. The study also found that students...Read More

July 30, 2018

Justin Rehder
Biochemistry, College of Arts and Sciences
Castle Orthopaedics - Intern

This summer I had the privilege of interning at Castle Orthopaedics centered in Oswego, Illinois. Castle Orthopaedics is aligned with Rush-Copley Medical Center stationed across the street from their main office on Ogden Avenue. Throughout the internship, I observed at the three office buildings Castle physicians see patients in. 

My role during the internship was to observe...Read More

July 27, 2018

Resume reviews are one of the most consistent ways that students are assisted in Career Services. Many students come to Career Services with intentionality and resumes that are longer than one page. Overall, high achievement and involvement in several student activities is the norm for students at Rockhurst University. Occasionally, the staff are faced with a student who comes with limited work or internship experience and even more commonly no active involvement in a student organization on...Read More

July 25, 2018

Melanie Walukonis
Biology/Physics of Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences
Wildlife Rescue Center - Animal Care Intern

My name is Melanie Walukonis and I have learned many valuable skills and experienced more than I could ever imagine so far during my summer internship. I am interning at a Wildlife Rescue Center. It is a non-profit organization that works to provide rehabilitation and wound care to orphaned and injured wildlife species in Missouri. Many animals are...Read More

July 25, 2018

Tarass Thevenaz
Financial Markets & Economic Analysis, College of Business, Policy, and Analytics
Riverside Yacht Club - ProShop Manager Intern

My name is Tarass Thevenaz, I am 21 years old and from Switzerland. This year I decided to stay in the US and find an opportunity to see what the real world look like and make myself a more experienced student.

My internship started two months ago today and it feels like it was just yesterday. The day at Riverside...Read More

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