Category: Of Interest

Upcoming Career Services Fairs

By , October 4, 2016 11:30 am

Get in touch with potential employers at these upcoming fairs:


intern-fairInternship Fair

Tues, Oct 11 from 9am to 1pm

Student Union Room 401

Connect with employers to learn about internship opportunities, which is often the first step to your future career!


biological-sciencesBiological and Natural Sciences Career Fair

Wed, Oct 12 from 9am to 1pm

Student Union Room 401

Take advantage of this unique opportunity to meet with employers targeting students in biological and natural sciences!


Summer 2017 Internship in Washington, D.C.

By , October 4, 2016 11:18 am

Harry S Truman CenterApplications for The Truman Bootstrap Internship Award for 2017 are now available for undergraduates who wish to experience public service and the national policy process.

The award provides two undergraduates interested in government service with an eight to nine week immersion in the Washington, D.C. offices of the Missouri Congressional delegation or other appropriate offices.

The internship will be completed during the Summer Academic Session. Participants will have opportunities to connect with past Truman Center speakers such as Don Ritchie, Historian of the U.S. Senate, or Margaret Talev, Bloomberg News White House Correspondent. Interns will share quarters with interns from the other UM campuses and meet UM administrators who visit Washington during this time.

Serving as an intern in Washington can be an exciting and rewarding experience, involving oneself in the exciting and fast-paced daily life of Capitol Hill. Applications must be completed and submitted by ­­­­­­3 p.m. Dec. 1, 2016.

For complete details, visit Harry S. Truman Center for Governmental Affairs internships. If you have additional questions, contact Gayla Curtis or call 816-235-2720.

10th Annual Social Justice Book Lecture

By , September 29, 2016 10:38 am

Distance BetweenThere is another often untold side to the immigrant experience—of those who get left behind.

Join us to welcome Reyna Grande, author of The Distance Between Us, her memoir of the impact of immigration on her family, for the 10th Annual Social Justice Book Lecture and series.

Grande will speak at 6 pm on Thursday, Oct. 13 in Pierson Auditorium at UMKC’s Atterbury Student Success Center.  Sponsored by the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, the event is free and open to the public.


Additional events occurring during the 2016 UMKC Social Justice Series:

  • Tuesday, Oct. 4:  Film screening of “I Learn America” and local stories with the UMKC School of Education, 6-8pm, School of Education Learning Commons.
  • Monday, Oct. 10:  Social Justice Book Discussion with UMKC Libraries, 3:30-5pm, Miller Nichols Library, iX Theatre.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19:  Undocumented Immigration: A Public Police Debate with UMKC Debate and DEBATE-Kansas City, 6-7pm, Miller Nichols Learning Center, room 151.
  • Thursday, Oct 20:  UMKC Civic Connections Volunteer Fair with the UMKC Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, 11am-2pm, Student Union, room 401.

For more information or to register for the lecture, visit the Division of Diversity and Inclusion website.


Women in STEAM Networking Mixer (15 Sept)

By , September 8, 2016 8:30 am

Women STEAMJoin us to meet students, faculty, and professionals in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) fields and to learn more about UMKC’s new Women in STEAM Program.

Thursday, 15 September 2016, 4-6pm

Katz Hall, Room 101

Refreshments will be served; please RSVP by Tuesday, 13 September by calling 816.235.1638 or email

Welcome to Fall 2016!

By , August 23, 2016 4:47 pm

Convocation2016Welcome to the Fall 2016 semester!  For some of you, this is your first adventure and I hope you’re more excited than you are nervous!  For others, a new semester is like coming home; meeting up with old friends and making new ones, checking off another requirement on your path to graduation, and getting ready for your next adventure.

Whether you’re a new student or returning, these first weeks are very important:  they set the tone for the rest of the semester, so start now to plan for the type of student you want to be!

  • Read the syllabus.  Seriously.  This is your class contract and has loads of information about expectations, grading, resources, and due dates.
  • Plan your day.  Make time for classes, studying for each class, breaks, meals, sleep, work, working out, and having fun.  Scheduling everything helps you see where your time is being allocated–kind of like a budget; you can’t save when you don’t know what you’re spending.
  • Be present!  When you say you’re going to do something, do it…and mean it!  Whether it’s studying for an exam or volunteering your time at the Kangaroo Pantry, make the commitment to be committed.
  • Get involved in at least one student organization.  Studying is important, but take the opportunity to join a group of people who are just as passionate as you.

Finally, know that you matter and that your success is as important to us as it is to you.  There are many resources on campus and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Good luck this semester!

Holocaust survivor to speak at UMKC

By , April 11, 2016 11:57 am

Defying the Odds Award honoree to speak April 19

Judy COBAfter Germany occupied Hungary in 1944, Judy Jacobs (MBA ’77, Ph.D. ’86) and her family were placed in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp when she was seven years old. She lost many loved ones in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. When she and her parents were freed, she was sent off – young, alone and scared – to boarding school while her parents attempted to rebuild their lives. In 1946, Jacobs and her family moved to the United States. Despite everything they had experienced, her parents passed on their belief in the importance of education and Jacobs went on to college. Jacobs came to UMKC to earn her MBA and a Ph.D. in higher education administration and completed her degrees while working and raising a family. Today, Jacobs utilizes her education and her experiences during WWII to teach others about the Holocaust.

For overcoming significant obstacles to achieve her success, Jacobs will be presented with the university’s Defying the Odds Alumni Achievement Award at a campus-wide luncheon recognizing several 2016 outstanding alumni on April 21. She will share her story, Memories of a Child: Life Before, During and After the Holocaust, on April 19 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 218 of Bloch Executive Hall, 5108 Cherry Street in Kansas City. Free and open to the public, this speaking engagement is co-sponsored by the UMKC School of Education and Henry W. Bloch School of Management.

For registration and parking information visit or call 816-235-6173.

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