What are Career Communities?

  • Customized events that focus on your interests and skills 
  • Opportunities to explore career pathways through experiences and resources

How can I learn more?

Explore the Communities!

Artists, Designers, and Performers

People in these fields spend time developing opportunities to showcase work; telling stories; influencing user experiences; building portfolios; studying and rehearsing roles; and collaborating with other arts organizations and individuals. This career community focuses on using various media to convey creative expression through visual arts, music, dance, theatre, creative writing, architecture, design, and film. 

Communicators & Leaders

Communicators and Leaders

People in these fields spend their time leading organizations; developing and implementing strategies; building partnerships and relationships; creating and operating businesses; and bringing novel goods or services to market. This career community focuses on maximizing organizational effectiveness through branding, relationships, and services.

Educators and Helping Professionals

Educators and Helping Professionals

This career community focuses on educating, helping and guiding others, serving public interests through teaching and human services as well as understanding people and equipping individuals to grow and thrive. People in these fields spend their time developing curriculum, designing treatment protocols, providing counseling and support, implementing policy and advocating for social change.


Scientists, Technologists, and Health Professionals

Scientists, Technologists, and Health Professionals

This career community focuses on research, analysis, design, development, education, sales, management, and support in a variety of scientific, technical and medical environments. People in these fields spend their time interacting with machines, software, and specimens; diagnosing and solving problems; collecting, and analyzing data; collaborating within interdisciplinary teams; and communicating findings and outcomes.


International Professionals and Public Servants

International Professionals and Public Servants

People who work internationally, either stateside or abroad, and come from any occupation that is influenced by the interaction with international people and where knowledge and sensitivity about the world's cultures, economies, and other world systems is beneficial. People who work as public servants spend their time researching and writing policy; and working within non-profit and government sectors. This career community focuses on serving the needs of the public through analyzing and setting policy and advocating for the public good. 

University Career Center
6th in the nation for its social media presence in 2013 —JobBrander.com
Winner of the 2013 Innovation Excellence Award in Research —National Association of Colleges and Employers
2009 National Chevron Award winner for excellence in career services —National Association of Colleges and Employers
2010 National Chevron Award finalist for excellence in career services —National Association of Colleges and Employers
Professional Clothing Closet won Service Program of the Year —2011-12 Jayhawk Choice Awards
More than 500 students enroll in career classes annually
Each year more than 7,500 jobs and 1,400 internships are posted in KU Career Connections
University Career Center hosts eight career fairs each year
More than 360 organizations attended University Career Center career fairs the past academic year
More than 10,000 students attended University Career Center workshops in 2012-13