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Career and Professional DevelopmentWhen they think about the move from college to work or graduate study, students usually ask three questions:
- Who am I?
- What kinds of careers best fit who I am?
- How can I get there from here?
These inquiries drive “K’s” approach to helping our students. Our model includes identification of pathways; hands-on experiences (such as externships and internships); and transition assistance. Our team assists students one-on-one and in workshops, first to ask the right questions and then to find the right answers. Our approach is uncommon and yields information and experience customized and useful to each student.
Students discover creative combinations: like the physics major with a passion for music who found a career as an acoustic design professional, or the chemistry and art history double major who loves her work as an art conservator.
Students find their homes in the world of work through a series of career-related immersive field experiences, including the nationally recognized Discovery Externship Program. “K” students connect with “K” alumni living all across the world and working in a wide variety of fields, job types, and organizations. They work with these alums and live in their homes and, as a result, they build a network that is indispensable to living successfully in a complex world.
The recently established Guilds initiative brings together students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the College around common professional interests. For students, Guilds connect elements of the K-Plan into a more integrated educational experience and develop networks and professional relationships useful after graduation.