Category: Support Services

Half-way through the semester–how are you doing?

By , October 6, 2015 1:22 pm

study groupsCan you believe we’re already halfway through the semester?  So, how are you doing?  It’s a simple question but one that everyone should ask themselves and their friends.

Now is the time to stop, take a breath, and assess where you are in each class this semester. Hopefully, you are all caught up on projects and papers and are well prepared for mid-term exams. You may have already met with your professors individually, joined SI sessions or other study groups, and are getting involved in campus life.

If not, it’s not too late!

  • Take a look at the syllabus for each class and see what’s coming up–if you haven’t already, put deadlines and test dates in your planner and start thinking about how much time you need to complete each project or study for each test. Put those timelines in your planner, too.
  • Review your past performance–if you know you can do better, take advantage of available academic resources to help you study smarter and get answers to questions. There are multiple resources on campus with a specific goal of your academic success. Supplemental Instruction, Math and Science Tutoring, Foreign Language Resource Center, University Libraries, and the Writing Studio are all available to give you additional support. Be sure to ask your professor if you don’t understand a concept or problem–they are here to help!
  • Don’t forget to take care of yourself!  Eating right, exercising, washing your hands thoroughly, drinking plenty of water, and getting enough sleep each night can help fight off any infection you might come into contact with. Plus you’ll feel better and you’ll be able to focus on everything you need to get done! If you do get sick, or you need a flu shot, contact Student Health and Wellness to make an appointment.
  • Finally–remember that a little stress can help motivate, but stress can also build up and become overwhelming.  Check out the MindBody Connection for tips of identifying and manage stress or take a break at Swinney Recreation Center — physical excercise can often help you center yourself.  For more information, contact UMKC Counseling Services–they are here to help you succeed!

Americans With Disabilities Act Turns 25

By , October 6, 2015 1:19 pm

ADA 25ADA at 25

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

6:30 p.m.

Pierson Auditorium in Atterbury Success Center

2015 is the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). UMKC is celebrating this anniversary during the month of October with fun and educational events designed to raise disability awareness. Some of the activities include a visit and presentation by RJ Mitte from AMC’s Breaking Bad television series, a wheelchair basketball shootout, faculty training on accessible course content, and a conversation and panel presentation focusing on the complexities of sexuality and disability.

For more information, check out the facebook page here.

RSVP for the event here:

Career Fest – Oct 6 & 7 2015

By , October 2, 2015 11:50 am


Student Success Seminars, Fall 2015

By , August 25, 2015 9:15 am

DestinationGraduationJoin us during the Fall 2015 semester for workshops presented by Academic Support and Mentoring, Career Services, UMKC CentralUniversity Libraries, and the Writing Studio.  All seminars will be held in the Atterbury Student Success Center, room 222, unless otherwise indicated.  The Fall 2015 Seminar schedule is also posted online here.


Presentation Date Time
Getting to Know Your UMKC Resources 8/26/2015 9-10 a.m.
Planning a Successful Semester of Writing 9/1/2015 4-5 p.m.
Planning a Successful Semester of Writing 9/2/2015 9-10 a.m.
UMKC Central: Everything You Need, All in One Spot 9/3/2015 and 9/8/2015 3-4 p.m. and 9-10 a.m., respectively
Journey Assessment 9/16/2015 and 9/17/2015 2-3 p.m. and 9-10 a.m., respectively
Using the Library Databases 9/22/2015 4-5 p.m.
Using the Library Databases 9/24/2015 4-5 p.m.
UMKC Central: Everything You Need, All in One Spot 9/28/2015 and 9/29/2015 10-11 a.m. and 9-10 a.m., respecively
Learning Styles and Notetaking 10/1/2015 4-5 p.m.
Preparing to Take the RooWriter 10/6/2015 and 10/7/2015 4-5 p.m. and 9-10 a.m., respectively
Advanced Roo Career Network Training/How to Find an Internship 10/19/2015 and 10/22/2015 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m., respectively
UMKC Central: Everything You Need, All in One Spot 10/27/2015 10-11 a.m.
Using the Library Databases 10/27/15 4-5 p.m.
Using the Library Databases 10/29/2015 4-5 p.m.
Calm Down Quickly: Using HeartMath to Relax Your Mind and Body 11/2/15 2-3 p.m. *ASSC 236
Calm Down Quickly: Using HeartMath to Relax Your Mind and Body 11/5/15 12-1 p.m. *ASSC 238
Healthy Eating on a Budget 11/10/15 9-10 a.m. *ASSC 237
Using and Integrating Sources 11/10/15 4-5 p.m. *ASSC 237
Using and Integrating Sources 11/11/15 9-10 a.m. *ASSC 237
Healthy Eating on a Budget 11/12/15 4-5 p.m. *ASSC 237
Managing Your Professional Brand 12/2/2015 and 12/3/2015 10-11 a.m., and 2-3 p.m., respectively *ASSC 237
Writing Essay Exams: First and Final Drafts All at Once 12/1/2015 4-5 p.m. *ASSC 237
Writing Essay Exams: First and Final Drafts All at Once 12/2/15 9-10 a.m. *ASSC 236
UMKC Central: Everything You Need, All in One Spot 12/2/2015 4-5 p.m. *ASSC 236
Preparing for Finals 12/3/15 4-5 p.m. *ASSC 237

Summer Internship Stipend Program

By , February 10, 2015 11:42 am

Roo Career NetworkAre you planning to take an unpaid internship position over the summer, but aren’t sure you can afford to?  The UMKC Career Services Internship Stipend Program allows current UMKC students to receive assistance while working an unpaid internship. The program provides four students with a $4000 stipend to support an unpaid internship of at least 300 hours during the summer semester.

In order to qualify for the stipend, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a UMKC student in good standing and have completed at least 24 college credits
  • Be legally eligible to work in the United States
  • Have been offered an unpaid internship
  • Complete an application and submit all required documents and materials
  • Preference will be given to undergraduate students
  • Preference will be given to students in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Have never been awarded a UMKC Career Services Internship Stipend


The application deadline for the stipend is April 1, 2015. Any questions you might have can be directed to Erin Christensen at


Etiquette Dinner Tickets still available

By , October 7, 2014 8:44 am

EtiquetteImagine sitting down to a formal meal at a job interview or scholarship reception only to be confronted with an array of utensils and a barrage of glassware.  Which fork do you use?  Which small plate is yours?  Where do you put your knife?

Don’t let such questions make you nervous in front of your prospective employer or scholarship donor.  Attend UMKC Career Services’ Etiquette Dinner on Wednesday, October 15th in the Student Union from 6-8pm.  Learn proper etiquette so you can focus on making a good first impression!

Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance—if you haven’t gotten yours yet, there’s still time:  deadline is October 9th.   Stop by UMKC Career Services in the Atterbury Student Success Center (2nd floor).

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