Spotlight: Career Services

By , October 26, 2010 9:02 am
It’s never too early to start thinking about your career! 
Career Services provides major/career counseling, internship/ job search assistance and on-campus recruitment events.  Our mission is to help students develop, evaluate and initiate career planning and professional development within a constantly changing work environment.  In addition to providing individual appointments to discuss major/career plans, we also meet with students to review resumes and cover letters, conduct mock interviews, and help strategize job and internship search plans. 
We encourage students to attend our Career Fairs, Etiquette Dinners, employer information sessions, and visit our satellite offices in the Bloch School of Business and Public Administration and the School of Computing and Engineering for walk-in advising.
Career Services also manages CareerExec.  CareerExec is UMKC’s employment database and has hundreds of on-campus jobs, part-time jobs, internships, and full-time jobs.  Go to to learn more!

Study Tip: Locating Scholarly Sources

By , October 26, 2010 9:02 am

 [This 3-part study tip about writing essays was provided by Lindsey Martin-Bowen, J.D.  She is a lecturer with the English and PACE departments, as well as the WEPT Coordinator for UMKC.  For the third study tip of the series, Prof. Martin-Bowen explains what scholarly sources are and how to find them.  Next week, we’ll take a look at how to integrate scholarly sources once you have identified the ones you want to use in your essay.]

A scholarly source is peer-reviewed and generally runs in a journal affiliated with a university.  Scholarly articles will always be written by at least one author and are often written by two or more.  Almost always, the article will include internal citations and a bibliography (or Works Cited page).  Generally, scholarly articles run several pages in length.

Here’s an efficient way to find scholarly articles online—and it’s more reliable than Google Scholar:

  • Use the UMKC Libraries webpage.  Many teachers using Blackboard will post a link to it under Web Resources.
  • Use the databases Project Muse, JSTOR, or Ebscohost.  Click on the buttons for PEER-REVIEWED and FULL-TEXT.  Then, when you can,
  • Click on the PDF versions.  That way, the text will appear—complete with page numbers—in the exact format that ran in the hard copy of the journal.  Thus, scholars will have no difficulty finding the page numbers to use in the internal citations.

If you need help using the any of the library’s databases, please contact the UMKC reference librarians at 235-1534. 

Dining Services Survey

By , October 26, 2010 9:00 am

UMKC Dining Services invites you to share your opinions and experiences by participating in a satisfaction survey!  Check out any one of the dining venues now through Friday, November 12 to complete the quick survey.  

This survey asks you your opinions on the venue’s dining atmosphere, customer service, food quality, and menu options.  Your responses are extremely important and will provide valuable information to UMKC Dining Services.

All 11 dining venues on campus are participating:

  • Chick-fil-A (Student Union)
  • SubConnection (Student Union)
  • Jazzman’s Cafe and Bakery (Student Union)
  • Baja Fresh (Student Union)
  • Freshens Smoothies (University Center)
  • University Cafe (University Center)
  • Cafeteria (University Center)
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels (Royall Hall)
  • Cafe a la Carte (Miller Nichols Library)
  • Hospital Hill Cafe (Health Sciences Building)
  • Smart Market (Oak Street Residence Hall)

Donate now to provide books to children in need

By , October 26, 2010 8:59 am

Please join the UMKC Mortar Board National Honor Society in raising money to provide books for inner-city children in Kansas City.  Every $2 you donate will buy a book for a child in need.

Our goal is to raise at least $1,000 to purchase 500 books for deserving, lower-income children in Kansas City!  The preferred donation deadline is Nov. 12th

Mortar Board partners with First Book, which is a national organization that donates new books to children in underprivileged areas to improve access to reading materials.  Please check out the video to learn more about this program (keep reading for details on how to donate): [youtube][/youtube]

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Free Screening of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – Oct 27

By , October 26, 2010 8:59 am

Students in Management 5516 have teamed up with the UMKC Women’s Center and the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network to present a special screening of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo on Wednesday, October 27 at 1:30pm in the Student Union Theatre.  

This film raises issues about the impact of domestic violence on victims and survivors as well as the importance of getting help.

The screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated by the UMKC Counseling Center and the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, as well as a raffle for free gifts from Kin Lin and Sahara Mediterranean Restaurant.

School of Medicine Sponsors Lecture by 9-11 Survivor

By , October 26, 2010 8:58 am

[The following was provided by Susan B. Wilson, Associate Dean, School of Medicine, Office of Cultural Enhancement and Diversity.]

On September 11, 2001, Michael Hingston, who is blind, made his way from the 78th floor of Tower One in New York City with his guide dog, Roselle.

In his lecture, “Diversity and Adversity: The Misunderstanding and the Challenge,” he uses humor interlaced with his own life experiences as a blind person living in a sighted world to help us re-examine our own views of diversity and what it really means to be different.

Hingston will speak on Nov. 2 at 3:00 pm, Theater B at the UMKC School of Medicine.

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