Career Advancement Program

Want to develop the skills needed to stand out in a crowded global job market? In the KU Career Advancement Program (CAP), you will complete a series of focused career development activities while working toward your undergraduate degree.

The CAP will help you to:

  • Explore potential careers
  • Practice interviewing skills
  • Develop a powerful résumé or CV
  • Connect with potential employers

Benefits of CAP

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Academic Learning

Develop and excel in a course of study that will provide both breadth and depth. Combine your academic strengths, interests and specialized knowledge in the context of your career aspirations.


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Experiential Learning

Engage in meaningful experiences outside of the classroom to expand and enhance your academic, personal and career interests. Upon successful completion of CAP, we help you find a competitive internship so you can apply your new skills and gain real-world experience.

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Career Maturity

Gain a sense of self and how you relate to the world of work. Get a jumpstart on your career by combining your knowledge and direct experience with career exploration and engagement activities.

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Professional Skills

Demonstrate skills that employers look for. Show that you’ll make a successful transition to the workplace with your planning and prioritization, communication, problem solving, teamwork and leadership skills.

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Meaningful Connections

Capitalize on mutually beneficial relationships with other students and alumni around the world. Expand perspective, build interpersonal communication skills and create access to opportunities.

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Global Perspective

Navigate the global economy by developing a broader understanding of the different cultures, economies and systems of the world. Then apply that perspective within the context of your career to get ahead.

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Enhanced Internship Experience

Gain valuable professional development as you progress through the program. If you meet all qualifications and requirements, you will have the opportunity for internship placement assistance through a network of partner organizations in the United States.

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