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Career Development

About Career Services

As a Keiser University student you are eligible to make use of the placement services offered by the Department of Student Services which include: assistance with updating your résumé, interviewing skills coaching, participation in professional development workshops, attendance at annual job fairs, on-campus recruiting by employers, and access to job opportunities posted to the online career center. As you approach graduation, you will work closely with the Department of Student Services to prepare you for your job search in your chosen field of study. International students must have the proper documentation to seek employment in the United States. Although Keiser University provides employment placement assistance, it cannot promise or guarantee employment.

Career Advisement

Career advising provides students with information regarding their chosen field of work and is available to students and graduates of Keiser University. Information consists of data collected from a variety of publications, web sites, personal interviews with employers, and general career studies publications. Students are assisted with determining their career goals and encouraged to formulate a career plan from this information. Students are advised of requirements of their individual career choices and are given tools to accomplish their goals. As a student of Keiser University you will also have access to the campus based career center which holds a variety of career development resources to prepare you for your job search. Here you will also have access to a computer for résumé creation and internet access to conduct research as part of your job search. You will be able to access job openings on the online career center as well as apply directly through positions of interest through the online career center site.

Résumé Writing and Job Interview Preparation

The Department of Student Services aids you in preparing your résumé if interested. You will be coached on how to present your school and work experience in a functional, chronological, or specialized résumé format. Prepared handouts and packets are available for use accompanied by a variety of books on résumé writing. The library has an extensive collection of career studies and planning publications that you are advised to utilize. When you bring your résumé to the Department of Student Services it will be reviewed and critiqued by an experienced career services professional and recommendations for revisions will be supplied. The Director of Student Services also conducts workshops and / or class presentations on these topics that you can participate in. Job interviewing skills are presented to interested upcoming graduates through discussions, seminars, and literature. Proper interviewing and follow-up techniques are presented to prepare you for the interview process. Mock interview sessions are available to coach you on professionalism, positive thinking, and ways to improve your individual presentation to potential employers.

Professional Development Workshops

If you are interested in participating in a professional development workshop through the Department of Student Services please contact the Director of Student Services at your campus.

  • Résumé Writing
    Students who go through this workshop should be able to construct a working résumé for a job search that will get read by an employer.
  • Interviewing Skills
    Students who go through this workshop should be able to go on a job interview and have confidence in the process and themselves.
  • Networking Skills
    Students who go through this workshop should be able to develop a workable strategy to identify their existing network and how to use their network to gain contacts and job opportunities.
  • Money Management
    Students who go through this workshop should be able to set financial goals, understand budgeting, understand credit, and develop a plan to move towards financial security.
  • Study Skills
    Students who go through this workshop should be able to apply the tools provided to increase reading speed, reading comprehension, note taking, and determine their learning style.
  • Professionalism
    Students who go through this workshop should be able to clearly identify professional behavior and etiquette in the workplace, how to deal with difficult co-workers in a professional manner, image and behavior, and verbal and non-verbal communication that impacts professionalism and how others perceive you.
  • Time Management
    Students who go through this workshop should be able to understand how to effectively use a date book or calendar to plan, develop a to-do list, how to be proactive versus reactive, goal setting and timelines, identify procrastination behaviors, how to delegate, and how to determine your “hot” zone.

Online Career Center

As a Keiser University student you are eligible to take advantage of free registration to the online career center where you can create your personal job search profile including your résumé and view job openings throughout the State only accessible to KU students and alumni. You will be able to submit your approved résumé directly to employers and job openings 24/7. You will also be able to track employers who have reviewed your résumé so that you can follow up and stay active in your job search.

Evelyn C. Keiser Study Skills Center

Learning Express Library is a comprehensive, interactive online learning platform of practice tests and tutorial course series designed to help patrons-students and adult learners-succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. You’ll get immediate scoring, complete answer explanations, and an individualized analysis of your results.

Mrs. Percy and Mr. Williams believed in me. They were more than instructors, they tried to get to know you as a person and tried to understand your goals so they could push you towards them. And Mrs. Crawford from student services helped me find a job before I even graduated. She was dedicated to my overall success.

Jessica Kircher

Going to Keiser University was one of the greatest experiences in my life. All of my deans, professors, and staff made me feel that I was a part of something very special, and I am. I would recommend for anyone to get their education at Keiser University.

Belinda Haney

The two instructors that have impacted my life are Mr. Williams and Mrs. Percy. Both of them believed in my ability to become a great graphic designer, regardless of how I felt about my skills. I appreciate their motivation to get me to where I am today.

Justin Pugh

Beyond the curriculum of the courses, the lessons the instructors have taught me have paid dividends in my real work experiences. How to respond to criticisms, project and time management, interview skills, the list goes on and on. At the end of the day, they not only showed me how to design, but they taught me how to be a professional.

Ryan Bushey

If not for my education at Keiser I probably would not be where I am today, in both life and career. It is because of going to Keiser and the instructors I had that I joined a club started by Mr. Williams, The Lakeland Shooters Photography Group, which allowed me to venture into an amazing and very creative field that I use to enhance all aspects of my life.

Anthony Sassano

The Design program at Keiser University was filled with real world learning and hands on instruction… Based on the portfolio I created while a student at Keiser University, I landed a job in Graphic Design for a major online retailer immediately after graduation.

Ty Fitzgerald

The year and a half I spent in the program better prepared me for attaining a job in the field…As a hands-on learner, the project-centered teaching was perfect for me.

Jackson Tejada

Keiser University has given me the opportunity to embrace a career change… It has opened the door for a timely graduation and quick return to the work force…

Dale Caverly

Without the education I received at Keiser University, I would not be where I am today!

Meisha Ebanks, R.N.

I not only received an excellent education but also encouragement and training that built my self-confidence every day.

Nidia Barrios

I realize the amount of knowledge I gained and feel that the educational experiences have developed me in to a person who can move higher up the career ladder.

Carlos Ramirez Flores

Keiser University’s MBA program has renewed my mind, changed the way I think, and given me a new sense of purpose.  The professors transformed my attitude and behavior, gave me the self-confidence I was lacking, and restored my energy.

Connie Sue Centrella

It has been great attending and graduating from Keiser University.  Because of the small class sizes, I was able to build good relationships with classmates and professors.  The PA professors care very much about the progress and success of the students and have been great advisors every step of the way through the program.

Annelise Merriner, PA-C

Attending Keiser University and getting my degree was the best decision I have ever made.  The small class sizes and personalized attention helped me get my degree quickly.  The hands-on experience and the education landed me a job at a neighboring law firm.

Dedrick Saxon

I chose Keiser because it had everything—small classes, caring professors, hands-on learning, and counselors that are really there for you.  I feel like I’m part of a family here, not just a number.

Natalie Dou

After being denied for several promotions at my current employer, I decided that I needed to further my education.  Since graduating from Keiser with my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, I have been promoted and I am able to obtain positions that weren’t available to me before.

Laurie Williams

Keiser helped change my life by getting my education at the right school! I have been going to another school before, dropped out because I felt that I was not getting enough information that I need. When I found out about Keiser, I was pleased because the instructors were great.

Nadege Dor

My decision to attend Keiser University has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. I chose to enroll in the Information Technology program… The one-class-a-month pace helped incredibly with my self-discipline.

Marla Hadley

The BA for Business Administration at Keiser has to be one of the best in the nation. Keiser takes the basics that are taught at the Associates level and uses them to strengthen your skills and knowledge.

Vivian R. Howard, BA in Business Administration Graduate

I found that Keiser University’s Nuclear Medicine program of advanced studies and small class size was a perfect fit. I never came across a faculty member who wasn’t truly interested.

Gustavo Gonzalez, Nuclear Medicine Technology Graduate