The How To Series: Workshops for Success

In collaboration with the Career Center and other units on campus, the University Honors Program puts on workshops designed to help Honors students translate their knowledge and skills into future success, whether they're applying for internships, first jobs, graduate school, or professional school.

Perfect Your Resume

Friday, September 11, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

A well-made resume can make a great first impression with prospective employers. This workshop will help you understand the value of a resume or C.V., examine different resume formats, and provide you with the tools needed to write a "top-of-the-pile" resume.

Crafting Your Cover Letter

Friday, September 25, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

Even seasoned professionals can struggle with writing effective cover letters. This workshop will provide you with a better understanding of the function and importance of cover letters and provide some very important tools and pointers for crafting a professional cover letter.

Internships with Westar Energy

Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

Meet with a group of Westar Energy executives to learn more about internship opportunities with one of the largest employers in the area. Internships are available for most if not all majors--whether you're studying the liberal arts, engineering, or business, learn more about where a University Honors degree can take you at Westar.

Planning Your Career

Friday, October 16, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

You're taking classes and gaining knowledge--but how will your coursework translate to life after college? This workshop will help you focus in on your academic interests and translate your academic skills into possible career paths.

Networking for Beginners

Friday, October 30, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

Does the thought of schmoozing with strangers strike fear into your heart? Don't worry--it's easier than you think! Extraverts and introverts alike can learn how to build better relationships, reach out to new contacts, and make the most of their existing relationships (with friends, family, faculty, acquaintances, and more) at this workshop.

Prepare for your Internship

Friday, November 13, 2015, 3:30 p.m.

You got the internship--congratulations! Now learn how to make the most of your intern experience. Join us to learn about business etiquette, how to connect with your co-workers, and how to shape your internship experience to your advantage by pursuing projects and challenges.

Course offerings are “among the most comprehensive in the nation,” according to “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs”
98% of University Honors Program graduates are employed or accepted to graduate school within six months of graduation
40% of students in the University Honors Program conduct research before graduation
9 to 1: Average ratio of KU honors students to faculty advisors
1 of only 7 programs nationwide to receive a top rating from “A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs” in 2014
60% of University Honors Program students study abroad
KU honors students select their advisors from top-ranked KU faculty
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