Career Center prepares students to succeed in future internships, careers

Laura Wiebe, senior in apparel and textiles, helps organize the donated clothes in the Career Closet on Tuesday. During the week of the career fair, an average of 100 students visit the Career Closet. (Alex Todd | Collegian Media Group)

Tucked into the Berney Family Welcome Center is the Kansas State Career Center.

The center aims to help students succeed in their future careers and offers a variety of different services to students, helping them explore different career options, advise their majors, build connections with employers and offer job assessments that help students decide on their futures.

“I needed help building my resume, and with the help of the Career Center I found an internship working in Montana this past summer,” Emily Schulz, junior in animal science, said. “All I had to was schedule an appointment, and they did the rest.”

Another popular aspect of the Career Center is the Career Closet, a program that gives students the option to find donated professional business attire.

Carson Avery, sophomore in industrial engineering, poses with his new blazer from the Career Closet in the Berney Family Welcome Center on Tuesday. (Alex Todd | Collegian Media Group)

“The career center really helped me figure out what direction I wanted to go with my life,” Milan Hunter, senior in feed science, said. “When I was a freshman I didn’t know what I wanted to do after I graduated. After visiting with one of the advisors, I figured out the path I wanted to take, and now I have a job lined out after I graduate in December.”

The center also hosts career fairs to help students get connected with potential employers, as well as events like Majors, Minors, and More where students can explore and learn about different academic programs at K-State.

“The career center is helping me prepare for my future career after graduation,” Elizabeth Keltz, junior in agribusiness said.

The Career Center’s All-University Career Fair began Tuesday and will conclude at 4 p.m. Thursday in Bramlage Coliseum.