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

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 164 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:

  • January 25 – Clifton Strength and the Workplace – Emily Wollard, K-State Leadership Studies
  • February 1 – Resumes and Interviewing Tips – Karisma Carmichael, Medix
  • February 8 – Managing Conflict with Colleagues – Dr. Brett Mallon, K-State College of Health and Human Sciences
  • February 15 – Personal Statements for Graduate Programs – Sherry Pogranichniy, K-State Pre-Professional Advising Center

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

Career Development Events

Spring 2023 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.

Fashion Studies Career Meet-Up – Friday, February 3 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Virtual

Interact with employers and organizations from the fashion industry as they share information about different career paths, internships and much more! Visit Handshake to find out who all will be at the event. This event is open to any student at K-State.

Health Mock Interviews – Tuesday, February 7 | 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Berney Family Welcome Center

Needing help preparing for your upcoming health program interview? This event will students the opportunity to practice their interview skills and get some feedback on ways to improve. It is open to any student who is pursuing health related graduate program. Pre-registration is required and there is a deadline of February 2. Sign up today!

Social Services Networking Night – Thursday, February 9 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | K-State Student Union – Bluemont Room

Meet with 30 employers and organizations as they share information about potential career paths, volunteer positions and internships in the Social Services industry! Want to pursue a career in helping people? This is an event you won’t want to miss! This event is open to any student at K-State.

CV Workshop | Tuesday, February 21 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. | Zoom

We know CV’s can be overwhelming. During this event we will be going over the basics of CV’s and answer questions that you might have. Dr. Mike Young, K-State, will be presenting this session. If you would like to attend, please email Dana Parker for the Zoom information or for the recording.

Hospitality Career Meet-Up | Tuesday, February 21 | 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Berney Family Welcome Center

The Hospitality Career Meet-Up brings employers from the hospitality industry to meet with students to provide information on their organization and potential opportunities/career paths. This event is open to all K-State students.

Health Professions Expo | Tuesday, February 28 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | K-State Student Union Ballrooms

The Health Professions Expo brings professional schools and programs from around the region to the K-State campus. Attend this event to get your questions answered by school representatives about their program and what to expect during the application process. This event is open to all K-State Students.

Resume Workshop | Tuesday, April 4 | 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Justin 163

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.

Career Prep Day | Tuesday, April 18 | 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Justin Hoffman Lounge

Let us help you get ready for your career! We’ll be hosting resume reviews and LinkedIn headshot photos. This is a drop-in event where you don’t need an appointment ahead of time!

Careers in Gerontology Speaker Panel | Wednesday, April 19| 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. | Justin 164

There are many different opportunities with the field of gerontology! This speaker panel will help students get ideas on different career paths within this field. Invited speakers include:

  • Reagan Tilley, Whole Health
  • Cassidy Doran, National Church Residences
  • Michelle Haub, Meadowlark
  • Tanya Castor, Inspire Pulmonary
  • Annie Pearce, Meadowlark
  • Dana Weaver, LeadingAge
  • Heidi Pickerell, Capper Foundation

This event is hosted by the K-State Center on Aging.

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

Career Center

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Internship Information

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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.