UMKC Catalog


Career Services

Career Services
Student Success Center, Level 2
( 816) 235-1636
Fax: (816) 235-5534

Director: Greg Hayes 

The mission of Career Services is to empower students and others to successfully develop, evaluate, and initiate career planning and professional development within a constantly changing work environment.

The Career Services staff is a select group of professionals representing a wide array of backgrounds. All are trained in current trends and provide a variety of programs and services in career planning, life planning and development. Professional staff can assist students in career exploration and effective career decision-making. The Career Services Center offers ED 160, Career and Life Planning, in the fall and spring semesters for two credit hours.

Career planning services include choosing an academic major, assessment of interests and values, goal clarification and enhancing skills such as resume writing, interviewing and conducting a job search. Students have access to a library of current reference materials related to career planning. Students may schedule individual appointments with career counselors for purposes of career assessment.

To enhance placement of UMKC students and graduates, Career Services maintains on-campus recruitment programs, sponsors job fairs and career days and develops and maintains contact with local, national and international employers.

Students may find internships, work-study and on-campus jobs, and part- and full-time positions in Roo Career Network. Roo Career Network is our system to promote student and employer connections by allowing students to create job alerts, schedule appointments, request interviews, and communicate with alumni mentors. Visit our Web site ( to access Roo Career Network and watch the University News for activities sponsored by Career Services and for on-campus recruiting schedules.

Career Services also provides a full range of career planning and development services for UMKC alumni. For additional information, call (816) 235-1636.