Earning your degree at Kaplan University is a major achievement and the first step in pursuing your career goals.
Our Career Services team has the experience, knowledge, and connections to help you define your choice of career opportunities and create effective strategies…all at no cost to you.
We’ll work closely with you during every phase of your job search, whether you’re choosing a new career or seeking to advance in your current field.
Connecting with Career Services’ powerful resources and technology can help you turn your academic achievement into real career accomplishment.
Career Services offers our students and alumni:
Resume/cover letter review
Career networking tips
Assistance in building an online presence for your job search
Job search support
Online career fairs
24/7 online access to job openings and career development tools through the CareerNetwork (online job/career source)
Resources for Des Moines Campus Students
Students at our Des Moines campus can check out our Career Connection blog at www.kucareerconnection.com. Learn more about your advisors; access resume tips, resource guides, and career path videos; and see our job leads website.
Resources for Maryland Campus Students
Students at our Hagerstown and Rockville campuses can explore the Maryland Campuses Career Connection blog at http://marylandcareerconnection.blogspot.com/. Learn more about the Career Services teams at the Maryland campuses and access resume tips, resource guides, and career path videos.
Recruiting great talent is fundamental to the success of every organization. The people you hire today can impact your business well into the future. But, locating candidates with the “right fit” takes a lot of time and effort. That’s when partnering with Kaplan University Career Services can help.
Our experienced career professionals can identify your specific knowledge and skills needs and target your search to qualified candidates within our network of students and alumni…at no cost to your organization.
Earning a degree at Kaplan University requires talent, determination, and a powerful drive to succeed. Our graduates have proven their ability to face challenges and overcome obstacles. Their “can-do” spirit could be the right fit you’ve been looking for.
Partnering with Career Services offers your organization the following at no cost:
Dedicated, one-on-one support to meet your specific hiring needs
Prescreening candidates to identify the best match
Preselecting the most qualified interview candidates, if requested
Free, 24/7 online posting for targeted access to your careers opportunities
Virtual job fairs and information sessions to let students get to know your company and learn more about your hiring needs
Opportunities to collaborate with academics and student life
The CareerNetwork is available to all active students, graduates and alumni of Kaplan University. It is designed as a social platform for our students and graduates to collaborate with each other and the Career Services team. Career Services monitors the Career Network from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm ET to answer specific job search questions. In addition, students can search for jobs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The job tracker has been created specifically for Kaplan University students and focuses on positions based on a student’s program of study and geographic location. The tracker houses job posts from CareerBuilder and its partners, thus offering a large number of available jobs for students to view.
The job-tracker feature built into the CareerNetwork will record each student or graduate’s specific job search activity. Students can review how many jobs they have looked at, see how many they have applied for, and keep track of the positions for which they are interviewing. This data is beneficial in helping applicants follow up on potential leads and gauge their actual efforts within the job search. It also assists in conversations with a student’s assigned Career Specialist, who can give additional advice on resumes, interviewing skills, and networking assistance.
In addition to its social function, the CareerNetwork allows students and graduates to create a professional profile that offers the opportunity to:
Complete a work interest assessment
Build a resume and cover letter using the online tool, Optimal Resume
Schedule time to meet with a Career Specialist to discuss your individualized job search
Update current employment status
Apply for employment opportunities geared toward their program of study and geographic area
Career Moves Offers Advice for Students
Our experts offer advice to help you learn more about the career opportunities and trends in your degree or area of study. No matter what track you take with your degree, our resources are designed to offer advice to help guide your career path. Learn about how to plan your career, read the latest articles, and explore news and events.