Friday, February 27, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Social Media and Your Job Search- Career Services Presentation

Social Media and Your Job Search (1) from Kaplan University on Vimeo.

To view the Career Journey video mentioned in the presentation, click here.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Graduate Spotlight(s): Aaron Sarmiento and Maria Mendoza

Have you been itching to hear a great story about a Kaplan graduate lately??? We've been itching to share this one with you! Now it isn't too uncommon for a Kaplan graduate to begin their own business, but it isn't quite as often that two of our graduates go into business together, and the story behind this one is very touching, so we couldn't help but want to share it! 

Maria Mendoza, an MBA graduate from 2013, and Aaron Sarmiento, a business administration graduate from January, began a business called MADE4MANKIND Clothing. Here is their awesome story, and how Kaplan made a difference to the two of them.

Maria and I met while I was still attending AIB College and she was in her last term of getting her MBA at Kaplan University.  She always expressed to me how helpful her advisors where and how she couldn't have graduated without them.  In other words she convinced me to transfer and I have not looked back ever since.  We took a trip to the Philippines in 2013 and met a young man who experienced the great devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.  After talking with him we both felt empty and wanting to help, but how?  This thought manifested in our minds and came up with MADE4MANKIND CLOTHING.  A clothing line with a mission to “Give to those without, Help those in need, and Motivate those that dream.”  Because Maria loves to design and has received her MBA she was eager to put those two together and start her own business.  I was taking my Associates in Business and Sales which made even more sense.  We put together what we have learned through Kaplan and decided to launch an e-commerce store January of 2015.  It has been a long road but we still look back at the papers we wrote and books we used while attending Kaplan University to help us create the backbone of MADE4MANKIND CLOTHING.  We truly believe that the ideas, the research, and the creativity we were encouraged to do by our professors helped us shape the business that we have today.  We hope that after 2015 we have collected enough money to donate $1 per item that we have sold to an organization that has the same beliefs as MADE4MANKIND CLOTHING, “Give to those without, Help those in need, and Motivate those that dream.”  

To support the mission that these to Kaplan graduates have come together to create, check out their website at

Friday, January 23, 2015

Getting past the Applicant Tracking Systems

When you are applying for a position within a larger company, you have to go through the redundant process of setting up an applicant profile, and that alone can knock you off the roster for a position.
Here is a great article to beat that system and move to the next step!

3 Ways to Get Your Resume Past the ATS

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

2015 Central Iowa Career Expo - HUGE EVENT!!!

To see the employers that will be attending and the areas they are hiring in, click here!

Friday, December 12, 2014

The Balancing Act

So this morning you got up, got the kids ready and then got yourself ready and ran out the door without anytime time to even eat a granola bar. You worked all day until your brain felt fried, then went home, cooked dinner and put the kids to bed. You, however, don't get to stop there. Now you have to do your seminar, post your discussions and write your paper. How do you do it all???