Professional Development

The College of Health and Human Sciences is committed to assisting students in preparing for their future careers.

We encourage you to explore the many ways you can grow personally and professionally during your time here at Kansas State University to enhance your resume.

Career Development Speaker Series

The K-State College of Health and Human Sciences hosts a Career Development Speaker Series on Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m. in 163 Justin Hall which started the second week of the semester. The speaker series will cover a variety of topics to help prepare students for their future careers. Topics and dates will include:

  • August 31 – Job Search Strategies and Interview Tips – Sarah Grafton, Insight Global
  • September 7 – Evaluating and Understanding Job Benefits – Amanda McDiffett, K-State College of Business
  • September 14 – LinkedIn Profiles and Online Reputation – Jana Thomas, K-State A.Q. Miller School of Media and Communication
  • September 21 – Interviewing for Professional Health Programs – Dr. Vivien Guevara, K-State Physician Assistant Program

All students are welcome to attend the sessions. Email Dana Parker, career development coordinator, if you have any questions.

Career Development Events

Fall 2022 Career Development Events

Each semester, we host a variety of Career Development events for our students to help prepare them for the professional workplace. Both undergraduate and graduate students of all majors are encouraged to attend these events.

Health Networking Night – Tuesday, September 27 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | K-State Student Union Bluemont & Cottonwood Rooms

Interact with 40 employers and organizations as they share information about shadowing opportunities, career paths, volunteer positions and much more! We’ll have representatives from multiple fields of health including: personal medical health, fitness, mental health and public health. This is open to any student at K-State.

Mock Group Interviews – Monday, October 10 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Justin Hall 167

This is an opportunity for students to experience a group interview in a practice setting. Students will find out how their personalities can impact their ability to work with others and learn what their leadership styles might be. This is open to any student at K-State. Pre-registration is required and there is a deadline of October 1. This event will be presented by Riley County Police Department. Sign up today!

Etiquette Dinner – Tuesday, October 11 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Justin Hall Hoffman Lounge

Learn the in’s and out’s of dinner etiquette! Students will be served a multiple course meal while going over what is appropriate and what is inappropriate in a formal dinner setting. This event is free to all students within the College of Health and Human Sciences, but space is limited. Sign up by October 5!

Nonprofit Career Meet-Up | Thursday, October 13 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Berney Family Welcome Center

Students who have an interest in working with non-profit organizations are encouraged to attend this networking event. Employers from all areas of non-profit will be in attendance to visit with students about opportunities within their organizations.

Resume Workshop | Thursday, October 27 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Justin 113

Not sure where to start with your resume or need to fine-tune your current one? We’ll be going over the basics of resumes during this session.

Questions about Career Development events? Please reach out to Dana Parker.

Career Center

The Career Center staff are available to assist you with resume development, interview skills, job search, or other career-related topics.

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Career Development Resources

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Internship Information

Many of our degree programs recommend an internship experience as part of your academic experience. We recommend meeting with your academic advisor for more information; you can also visit the Career Center.

Professional Mentoring

The College of Health and Human Sciences' professional mentoring program provides students with the opportunity to learn from highly successful and experienced professionals by forging long-lasting, professional relationships. These individuals are alumni and friends of K-State who volunteer their time to help students prepare professionally and succeed in their chosen career.