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Industry and Student Organizations Partner Through Career Center Connections

While remote classrooms and operations are challenging, they can also prompt innovation resulting in new program successes. For the second year in a row, industry representatives and student organizations are being virtually partnered through the Career Center Connection program.  

Career Center Connections are one-hour virtual information sessions that allow student organization members the chance to make meaningful connections with employers, learn about different industries, and discover potential jobs. Not only does the program better prepare students for future careers, but clubs are compensated for hosting sessions with employers. This year, 17 employers have been connected with over 20 different student organizations for virtual sessions that will take place from September 7 through September 16 between the hours of 4 to 7 p.m.  

Career Center Connections provides employers with the opportunity to stand out from the crowd prior to K-State’s signature recruiting event, the All-University Career Fair, scheduled for September 21 to 24, 2021. “We consistently hear from employers that they want to make connections with college students through their clubs and organizations. The Career Center Connections program is a great opportunity to meet the talent pipeline needs of employers while supporting student organizations with resources and information,” said Kerri Day Keller, executive director of the Career Center 

While employers have been assigned student organization hosts, all K-State students are welcome to participate in the Career Center Connection sessions. Available sessions are listed in Handshake, the Career Center’s online system for promoting jobs, scheduling appointments, attending career fairs and more. Search for “Career Center Connections” in the “Events” section of Handshake. All sessions will be conducted virtually with a link provided in Handshake. 

Participating student organization hosts include Omega Delta Phi, Computer Science Graduate Association, KSU Mock Trial, Engineers with Borders, African Students Union, College of Agriculture Ambassadors, Graduate Student Council, George Wright Society, CHIMES Junior Honorary, Pre-Law Ambassadors, Structural Engineers Association, Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, National Society of Black Engineers, Powercat Motorsports, Asian American Student Union, Agricultural Education, College of Arts and Sciences Ambassadors, Sigma Lambda Beta, Sigma Lambda Gamma, eSports Club, and Multicultural Business Student Association. Participating employers include Honeywell, Altec, Garmin, Cintas, Textron, Kiewit, Air Force Reserves, Enterprise Holdings, BNSF, Koch Industries, John Deere, Scoular, Burns & McDonnell, ConocoPhillips, Seaboard Foods, C.H. Robinson and Cargill. 

For more information about the All-University Career Fair and Career Center services, visit www.ksu.edu/careercenter .