Personalized Research Coaching with a UMKC Librarian

By , April 8, 2014 10:41 am

Search Consult Promo ULIBS ScreenSign up for a Free Research Coaching Sessions with a UMKC Librarian

We all need to use an Ask the Expert lifeline once in a while. Lucky for you, UMKC Librarians are expert researchers and are always happy to help.

Sign up for a free 15, 30, or 60-minute coaching session for your study group or just for yourself. During your session, you can expect the librarian to help you develop a search strategy, choose the best databases, locate both popular and scholarly/peer reviewed sources, and give you insider search tips.

Whether you have no idea how to start your research or you’re struggling to find relevant sources, a Research Coaching Session is just what you need to write a stress-free, A+ paper!

Roo Career Network — new features for your job search

By , April 8, 2014 10:40 am

roo-career-networkRoo Career Network – Are you using the new features?

Students and alumni are using Roo Career Network to assist them in finding summer internships or full-time positions.  In addition to job posts and resume reviews, UMKC Career Services wanted to remind you of some additional features available to you in the system.

 

Mock Interview Module

Conduct a mock interview any time of day in Roo Career Network.  The Mock Interview module is fully integrated into the system.  Quickly and easily build the perfect mock interview from thousands of pre-recorded interview questions and record your performance.  Then, watch it back and/or request feedback from Career Services staff.

Portfolio

In the Documents section of Roo Career Network, you also have an option to create an e-portfolio by pulling information you have included in your profile.  You may also include your resume and other documents for display to employers.

For more information about how to use Roo Career Network in your internship/job search, please request an appointment with Career Services.  We would be happy to help you develop a personalized career development plan.

Career Services is located in the Atterbury Student Success Center and can be reached at 816-235-1636 or check them out online at www.career.umkc.edu.

Run UPB! Applications now available

By , April 8, 2014 10:40 am

RUNUPBThe Union Programming Board (UPB) is a student run organization that works to bring fun, free, and diverse events and activities to the UMKC student body.   These events include bi-weekly movie nights in the Student Union Theater, cultural/social justice focused programming, live performances from local or upcoming musical artist, trips to various Kansas City attractions, and much more.  UPB Coordinators serve in stipendiary student positions where they are tasked with creating, organizing, and executing these events throughout the academic year.

UPB is now taking applications for 2014-2015 Coordinator positions.  Applications are available online at RooGroups and are due by April 18, 2014.

Questions can be directed to Habib Hassan at hh2f2@mail.umkc.edu.

Careers for History Majors – Panel Discussion with Alumni

By , March 12, 2014 8:39 am

History Panel FlyerWondering “what to do with” your major?

The History Club and History Department are sponsoring a panel discussion on “History outside the classroom” which although focused on history students, is applicable to any humanities major.  A panel of alumni will talk about the transferable skills and experiences that helped them be successful in the job market and in other industries outside higher education.

The event will take place in the Student Union room 302 from 12-2pm this Friday, March 14, 2014 with lunch provided.

Email questions to Juan Betancur at jjb8c3@mail.umkc.edu.

 

Plan Now to Enjoy Spring Break

By , March 11, 2014 9:44 am

maui01Spring break is in TWO WEEKS!  Going from mid-January to the end of March with no breaks is tough, but it’s tougher to take a week off with no plan for when you get back!

First things first–sit down with your calendar and class syllabi and make a list of all the assignments due for the rest of the semester.  This will help you put everything into perspective and give you set of short-term and long-term goals.  For each assignment, think about how long it will take you to complete it–you should now have an idea of your study habits and how long it takes to read class materials.  And by thinking about this now, nothing should sneak up on you after break!

So, right now you should also be thinking about those assignments due just after break.  Take some time now to work ahead and finish these assignments before you leave or make other plans for the week.  That way, if something does come up, you can go without feeling stressed about all the work you have left!

Spring Break is supposed to be relaxing, spending time with friends and family.  But if you do need to catch up on classwork, make sure you plan some time to take a break. One idea is to work on assignments in the morning and then take the rest of the day to relax and get outside.  It’s always best to do your work first–then you can reward yourself with an afternoon movie or dinner out with friends.

Careful planning can make Spring Break a true break, no matter where you go or stay.  Plan now and you can come back to school refreshed and energized!

Group Smoking Cessation Program For Students

By , March 11, 2014 9:44 am

smoking cessation promotionThe Student Health and Wellness will sponsor a six-week group smoking cessation program on Mondays starting March 31 through May 5.  The group will meet 2-3 p.m. at the UMKC MindBody Connection, located in the Atterbury Student Success Center, room 112.

Free nicotine replacement therapy will be provided with participation in the program.  Spots are limited.

RSVP to umkchealthpromo@umkc.edu to reserve your spot.

Remember–UMKC will be a Tobacco-Free campus starting this Fall!

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