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Career Resources for Distance Learners

Kansas State University's Career Center has numerous resources for students at all stages in their career development. K-State Global Campus has organized a list of those services for our distance learners into a one-stop webpage. Whether you are just entering the job market or are a seasoned professional looking for new opportunities, there is something for you. Our online resources can be accessed by students from anywhere!

Career InterestsCareer Interests and Exploration

Career Assessments: K-State offers two free assessments that can help you discover the right career for you. FOCUS 2 combines self-assessment, major and career exploration, and decision-making, while Self-Directed Search ties your personal work preferences with different work environments.

Explore Careers: Thinking about making a career change or re-entering the workplace? This collection of resources can help you get on the right path.

ResumeResume and Cover Letter

Resume and Interview Guide: Your resume and cover letter create an employer’s first impression of you and will determine whether or not you get an interview. This comprehensive guide provides a wealth of knowledge to help you create a resume and cover letter that will reflect your best self.

Job SearchThe Job Search

Handshake: Sign up to join Handshake, the Career Center's recruiting and career services platform for K-State students, alumni and employers. This platform allows you to search for full-time jobs and internships (nationally and internationally), post your resume for employers to view and view K-State employer information.

Interview PreparationInterview Preparation

Interviews: This collection of resources can help you prepare for interviews with a potential employer or graduate/professional school.

Negotiating SalariesNegotiating Salaries

Salaries, Job Offers and Negotiation: You got a job offer! Before you accept, research salary survey information, learn how to negotiate, and gain an understanding of benefit packages.”

K-State Post-Graduation Statistics: Research the salaries of other K-State graduates in your field.

Cost-of-Living Calculator: How far will your salary in Georgia get you in California? NerdWallet’s cost-of-living calculator can help you compare. 

Related ResourcesRelated Resources

CandidCareer.com: This website has hundreds of videos on job searching, networking, resumes, branding and more.  

Advisor-Recommended Resources: Find the top job sites for your industry and location, as well as resources for students with specific interests and backgrounds.

Career Advising Appointments for Distance Learners: K-State's career advisors are available to meet with K-State students free of charge. A career advisor can assist you with your resume and cover letter, and provide guidance on job searches, mock interviews and more. 

Follow these steps to set up a Zoom, phone or in-person appointment: 

  1. Log in to Handshake.
  2. Follow the prompts to activate your Handshake account.
  3. Select “Career Center” in the top drop-down menu. 
  4. Select “Appointments.”
  5. Choose “Zoom” or “Phone Appointment” as your appointment medium.
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