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Meet the Team: Rachel Davis

Rachel Davis is our career accelerator program (CAP) advisor. She holds a Master's in Higher Education from Louisiana State University (LSU). While a graduate student, she worked as a teaching assistant for Strategic Career Development and as a graduate assistant on the Job Search team at the Louisiana State University Olinde Career Center. After graduating in 2016, she... Continue reading Meet the Team: Rachel Davis
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The AAP Welcomes 25 New Jayhawks to the University of Kansas

On January 4th, our new Jayhawks arrived on campus to move into their new homes on Daisy Hill. Students arrived from China, Vietnam, Nigeria, Indonesia, Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and India.  Orientation leaders helped the students move into their rooms with a linen pack of necessities and guided them around their room to make sure... Continue reading The AAP Welcomes 25 New Jayhawks to the University of Kansas
College Tips, American Culture, Life at KU

Students Learn the Rules of American Football & Experience First Tailgate

To an American college student, there are many reasons why the fall season is a favorite of seasons, the school year begins, the changing leaves paint the campus in beautiful colors, the weather is cooling down, typically after a very hot summer, and American football season begins. The rules of the game can be confusing... Continue reading Students Learn the Rules of American Football & Experience First Tailgate
American Culture, Life at KU

What International Students Find Surprising About the USA

Welcome to the USA, the land of the 50 states and countless surprises. Maybe you’ve read what an Indian international student found surprising about studying in the USA. It’s a really interesting perspective on how things are different in Pittsburgh compared to Mumbai. Here are some things we’ve noticed that international students are surprised about... Continue reading What International Students Find Surprising About the USA
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2016 Familiarization Trip (in Pictures)

On May 9th, the University of Kansas welcomed over thirty education professionals from China. The day included welcome baskets (pictured above!), tours of the School of Engineering and the School of Business's (brand new) Capitol Federal Hall building, and concluded with dinner at the Eldridge Hotel and time on Mass Street.   Here, our visitors take a... Continue reading 2016 Familiarization Trip (in Pictures)
Life at KU

Understanding KU’s #12 Nationally Ranked Petroleum Engineering Program

Famous football coach Vince Lombardi once said, "Winning isn't everything...it's the only thing", and as evidenced by the recent U.S. News & World Report release, KU's newly ranked Petroleum Engineering Program could feel the same way; and at #12 in the country, KU's Petroleum Engineering program may be the school's best kept secret. Also, with a new $82... Continue reading Understanding KU’s #12 Nationally Ranked Petroleum Engineering Program
College Tips, KU Academic Accelerator

Catching up with CAP – A Lesson on LinkedIn

At this week’s CAP meeting, students built profiles on LinkedIn, a professional social media platform. LinkedIn is a tool we have mentioned in previous posts, but this session gave students an introduction to building a good profile. Having a LinkedIn profile is a major key to success in any job or internship search. During the CAP session,... Continue reading Catching up with CAP – A Lesson on LinkedIn