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Career and Accessibility Center

CareerLink (Job Board)

Careerlink is an online job board that lists all internships, part-time and full-time positions(on and off campus), and volunteer opportunities.

Our Mission

The IU Kokomo Career and Accessibility Center is an integral part of the educational process. Services are tailored to meet the need of each prospective student, current student, alumni, or community member in providing self assessment tools, informed academic and career decisions, experiential learning, professional development growth, and job search techniques that are essential for life-long professional career development.

Through one-on-one appointments, interactive workshops and classroom presentations, our office strives to provide personalized support and professional development services.

Career and Accessibility Center is committed to outstanding customer services, life-long partnership, and professional excellence.

We provide excellent support services that remove barriers to personal development, student learning, and student matriculation. As professionals, each member of the student development team will:

  • Challenge and support students in the process of student development.
  • Develop a challenging and comprehensive co-curriculum.
  • Assist students in the development of leadership skills in preparation for life-long service.
  • Promote an understanding and appreciation of diversity.

Success in Numbers

1350

TOTAL APPOINTMENTS WITH STUDENTS PER YEAR

24%

INCREASE IN INTERNSHIPS IN ONE YEAR

405

COVER LETTER/RESUME CRITIQUE PER YEAR

Clery Act Information

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Internships That Make A Difference

Externship shows students opportunities
For one moment, Adam Gilbert experienced his dream job, sitting behind the news desk at ESPN in Charlotte, North Carolina. “I was seeing the pinnacle of most sports people’s dreams right there at ESPN,” said Gilbert, a communication arts major. “That’s everyone’s goal in sports journalism. Being there and experiencing it reinforces my goal, that this is what I want to do someday. Sitting behind that desk, where multiple analysts and athletes have sat, was a moment for me.” Gilbert gained the experience as part of an externship offered by the IU Alumni Association Kokomo Region and the Career and Accessibility Center. Eight students from the School of Humanities and Social Sciences saw how IU alumni are using their humanities degrees in successful careers and learned networking skills to prepare them for future success.
Score! Soccer internship brings career goal to life
The music blares, and fans roar as the home team runs onto the field. In the stands, crowds hurry to their seats, as the smells of popcorn, hot dogs, and nachos drift through the air, along with a sense of anticipation, leading up to kick-off. This is a typical day at the office for Chad Wright — and exactly the kind of atmosphere he wants in his dream job. He’s taking the first steps toward that goal during his final semester at Indiana University Kokomo, with an internship with the Indy Eleven pro soccer team. “It was a great experience. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to do an internship in this field,” said Wright, a hospitality and tourism management (HTM) major from Frankfort. “It was a great learning experience, working behind the scenes and on game days. I know this will help me in the future as I pursue a career in sports management.”
KEY program provides learning experiences
It’s one thing for a university leader to tell colleagues that a campus program is having a positive impact on students. Having a student endorse it carries even more weight. Speaking as the only student attending the recent High Impact Practices at the State Conference, Indiana University Kokomo senior Jonatan Bracamontes Lopez told his own positive story about the Kokomo Experience and You (KEY) program. The four-year program, which emphasizes learning through doing, includes opportunities for foreign and domestic travel, hands-on research experiences, art retreats, and career networking events, among others. “KEY is a gateway to all sorts of experiences, and new ideas, and collaboration,” he said. “It rounds you as a human.
Senior from Haiti finds dreams do come true
To a teenager growing up in Haiti, the idea of an American college education seems like an impossible goal. But if you tell Mike Francois something is unattainable, it makes him want it more — and work to make it happen. In May, Francois, 21, will achieve the impossible, graduating from Indiana University Kokomo with a degree in finance. He’s already set his next goal and plans to earn a Master of Science in Accounting. “One thing about dreaming big is that every day you wake up and you’re a little closer to what once seemed impossible,” said Francois, who grew up in Port-au-Prince, and now lives in Peru, Indiana. “Ever since I was a kid, I was always ambitious, I always wanted to be more than I was. I want to be remembered as the guy who started from the bottom and made it.”
Last updated: 09/19/2018