CDC Certificate Programs
Participants receive a Certificate of Program Completion and can document the program on their resume, providing an extra opportunity to impress prospective employers and graduate schools with their motivation and drive!
How to complete the Career Certificates
Career Exploration Certificate
Gain a greater understanding of yourself and the career development process. Be better prepared to choose/confirm a major, research careers, gain related experience through informational interviewing and job shadowing experiences, and plan for a successful internship and/or related summer or part-time job search.
- Click here to register for the Freshmen/Sophomore Career Exploration Certificate (Be aware you'll need to complete your Handshake profile before you complete registration)
Freshmen/Sophomores must complete all 7 items which includes: attending workshops, taking a career assessment, scheduling a coaching appointment and having your resume reviewed. Items over 1 year old DO NOT count toward certificates.
Career Success Certificate
(Open to all juniors and seniors - 60+ credits)
Gain a greater understanding of yourself, employer expectations, effective job search strategies and interview skills, and the role of social media in the hiring process. Be better prepared to conduct an internship, professional employment or graduate school search.
- Click here to register for the Junior/Senior Career Success Certificate (Be aware you'll need to complete the Handshake profile before completing the registration)
Juniors/Seniors must complete all 8 items which includes: attending workshops, attending a mock interview and having your resume reviewed. Items over 1 year old DO NOT count toward certificates.
"The certificate programs have truly transformed my career trajectory. I completed both certificates as an undergraduate student at KU and through those, learned all of the skills necessary to land jobs and internships that I actually wanted. The certificates really set me apart from other applicants and helped me to complete three internships during my three years of undergraduate studies. I was really able to bridge the gap between theory and practice, from learning the "how" at different appointments and workshops to putting it into practice in real time. My confidence skyrocketed and my commitment to my career path grew astronomically. If you're looking for a way to expand your career prospects and have confidence in your ability to land your dream job/internship, I wholeheartedly recommend these certification programs."