KACE Job Boards

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Dec
2016
Posted By : Brandi Wriedt 0 Comment
Categories :Technology Tools

Hello all!  I hope your holidays were merry and bright without too much cold or snow 🙂

Being a member of KACE, you have access to our two (yes, 2!) job boards.  I wanted to take the time to explain the differences between them and why you should use them:

KACE Job Board:

Looking for career advancement?  Looking to transition to industry or to the university setting?  The KACE Job Board is to be used to list positions in career services or human resources.  Positions typically found on this site include career counselor, assistant directors, recruiters, employer relations coordinators, etc.  Please note, positions posted on this site must be housed within these respective departments (career services and human resources).  Anything outside of these parameters will not be approved.  

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Hire Kansas/Missouri Talent:

Want to advertise your company's open positions?  This tool helps connect our employer members to our college members by providing a one stop job posting form that employers can complete that will be emailed to all of the 20 KACE participating schools upon submission. The schools will then post the positions on their corresponding job boards for students to access.  There aren't any specific requirements on the KACE webpage itself, although each of the schools may have separate guidelines for the positions they will post.

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I hope this provides an overview of the two resources.  If your school is not included on the Hire Kansas/Missouri Talent page and would like to receive these postings, please let me know.

If you have any questions or if I can be of further assistance, email me

Let Loose Your Inner Blogger!

19

Sep
2016
Posted By : Ann Van Zee 0 Comment

I found an article "How to Write a Blog Post" still languishing in my ‘read’ file – and thought, hey, two birds with one stone (then I had to go to this site for a better way to phrase THAT…) So it’s a ‘twofer’ a.k.a. a two for one deal. First, I actually read something in that file. Second, I have something to review for the KACE blog! Let’s get started:

The author starts with an oh-so-relatable premise, “Maybe because, unless you're one of the few people who actually like writing, business blogging kind of stinks. You have to find words, string them together into sentences, and ughhh where do you even start?” Sound familiar?

But then she launches into a very logical series of 9 steps. Ok, I know you might be thinking that’s lot to work through, ughhh who has time?!?  But take a break from your email or meetings, and give Rachel Sprung (@rsprung) a chance. What I appreciated about her approach was it incorporated a range of concepts from basic (step 1 is Know your audience) through more advanced (step 8 is Optimize for on-page SEO) and tips I’ve never considered before (step 7 is Insert a call-to-action at the end). This article has a lot of bang for the buck, including tons of links to resources that illustrate the step, provide more examples, or detailed content related to each step. And finally, you can download FREE templates for these 5 types of blog posts:

  • The How-To Post
  • The List-Based Post
  • The Curated Collection Post
  • The SlideShare Presentation Post
  • The Newsjacking Post

It’s my hope that you and your students or staff find this review useful. Perhaps it may even inspire you to contribute to KACE!

Technology Tool of the Month: emaze presentation software

06

Oct
2015
Posted By : Erin Wolfram 0 Comment
Categories :Technology Tools

emazetemplatesLooking for a way to liven up your presentations? Emaze might be the answer! Emaze is a web-based presentation program that allows you to create slideshows, videos, and 3D presentations with ready to use creative templates that resemble such things as a newspaper, film strip, map and more. Just register (for free), choose a template that fits your topic and start creating your content. When you are finished, you can present live, or you can share your presentation and it can be viewed via any device.

Technology Tool of the Month: Symbaloo (organize your most used web links)

05

Aug
2015
Posted By : Erin Wolfram 0 Comment
Categories :Technology Tools

If any of you are like me, you probably visit the same websites over and over and over each day. Sure, you can pin them to your favorites or browser bar, but this can fill very quickly, and it really doesn't offer a way to organize the websites. Meet Symbaloo--a free resource to help you save all of your most used, favorite, or hard to remember websites and urls! Symbaloo is based on web mixes and tiles. Each web mix represents sites you use for certain purposes or situations (i.e. work, home, social media). Each tile represents a different webpage. Not only can you have different web mixes to organize your sites, but you can also place your tiles strategically to organize within each web mix! This may sound a little confusing, so this image may help!

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To make my life even easier, I have set this web mix as my browser homepage, so whenever I go to the Internet I immediately see my Symbaloo web mix and can click the website I need to access. This has saved me a lot of time, and whenever I start using a new website, I just added it to my web mix by adding a new tile. I hope some you try it out and find it as helpful as I have!

p.s. I also use it to feed in blogs my students create via their RSS feeds.

Technology Tool of the Month: FlipQuiz

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Apr
2015
Posted By : Erin Wolfram 4Comment
Categories :Technology Tools

double_jeopardy__board___1991_by_wheelgenius-d5glcujAre you looking for ways to make your presentations, courses, or trainings more engaging and interactive but don't have much time? If so, FlipQuiz might be a helpful tool you can implement quickly and easily. Created for educators, FlipQuiz allows you to create a Jeopardy-like interactive question board in minutes for FREE! Want to see how it works? Check out this demo.

If you have other similar tools to share that you have used, let us know!

Technology Tool of the Month: Charting Your Next Career Move Interactive Graph

02

Mar
2015
Posted By : Erin Wolfram 0 Comment
Categories :Technology Tools

interactivegraphThis post is really a blog post about a blog post (original post by Sohan Murthy from LinkedIn). I think this tool is really cool and applicable to most, if not all of you, so I wanted to share! LinkedIn (specifically Skye Riley) developed a "Charting Your Next Career Move" interactive graphic that allows you to choose a specific job title (from hundreds) and view additional job titles LinkedIn members held after holding the originally selected job title. For example, if you select "actuary" as a job title from the drop down menu associated with the graph, you can see that LinkedIn members who were once actuaries progressed to become consultants, pricing specialists, business analysts, data analysts, and risk management specialists. This is a great way to visually represent career progression to students or alumni who might be struggling to understand how their career might progress or how to get from point A to point B.

This tool is also valuable for employers because it helps them identify job titles associated with jobs they are trying to fill. These associated job titles could be helpful when scanning resumes or searching for talent through such tools as LinkedIn.

I hope you find this resource helpful. Please share other ideas you have on using this interactive graph!

Post by Erin Wolfram, Career Technology Strategist, University Career Center--The University of Kansas

Technology Tool of the Month: Haiku Deck

05

Nov
2014
Posted By : Erin Wolfram 0 Comment
Categories :Technology Tools

Want to create engaging, visually stimulating presentation slides but don't have the money to buy stock photos or a photography intern? You might want to give Haiku Deck a try! Their tag line: "Presentations that Inspire." You can develop presentations online from your computer or your iPad. The concept behind Haiku Deck is to keep it simple with more images, less text. Choose free images or upload your own. Get inspiration from the gallery of decks. Export as a PowerPoint, Keynote, PDF, or Slideshare. It's that simple! Start with a concept and end with a deck that is sure to grab your audience's attention!

Technology Post: new LinkedIn tool, Field of Study Explorer

03

Sep
2014
Posted By : Erin Wolfram 0 Comment
Categories :Technology Tools

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Two weeks ago LinkedIn announced a new tool perfect for career services professionals to assist students in exploring career options based on fields, industries, or majors. The Field of Study Explorer helps individuals explore the career paths LinkedIn members have taken based on what they self-identified as their field of study in school.

You can view where LinkedIn members work, what they do, where they went to school, where they live, and whether or not you are connected all based on a chosen field of study. To choose a different field of study, you simply click the "Explore more" drop down. To see more results, click the "Show More" link.

The image shows an example dashboard for the "English Language and Literature/Letters" field of study. I hope you find this helpful when working with your students!

Technology Tool of the Month: Wideo!

16

Apr
2014
Posted By : Erin Wolfram 0 Comment

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At the KACE Conference this past November, Katrina and I talked about using videos to promote your events or services, demo tools via how-to videos, or provide information to your audience(s). We shared a few videos with you created by our amazing marketing interns; however, we understand not everyone is lucky enough to have these talented students as part of their staff, nor the time or talent to create such videos or funds to hire such students. So how can you create visually stimulating, quick videos without a lot of time, effort, or money? Wideo! You can create a free account in no time and start wideoing today! Create videos using built in images or import your own, using easy animations to make your videos come alive. Wideo even uses videos created via Wideo to teach you how to use this fun and easy tool! The free version allows you to share your videos via social media but, unfortunately, does not allow for mp4 downloading or removal of the Wideo brand. We started playing around with wideo, and here are a couple of examples: resume tips / interviewing tips. I would love to hear ideas others have on potential use for this resource!