Justin Carroll, KUEC Biotechnology grad, attributes his on-the-job technical and problem-solving skills related to COVID-19 testing to his education at the KU Edwards Campus.
It’s not unusual for college students to balance their classroom education with real-life workplace experience. For 23-year-old Justin Carroll, a KU Edwardsbiotechnology senior, on-the-job experience has recently taken on a greater level importance.
Equipping employees with the skills to listen actively, recognize the unspoken root of conflicts and initiate difficult conversations is essential to effectively tackle today’s biggest business challenges. Organizations increasingly are looking for employees with these soft skills – and with good reason.
KU Edwards student Valery Villarroel (L) and Roxanne Sabatino (R), recruiting senior manager at CBIZ & Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., connected at CareerUP. That meeting resulted in two internships and job opportunities for Valery.
When Valery Villarroel attended a networking event last year, she had no idea it would lead to two internships and job opportunities.
Rising enrollment in JCERT-funded programs helped power significant growth in spring 2018 enrollment at the KU Edwards Campus (KUEC).
KUEC’s dozen JCERT degree and certificate programs accounted for nearly 28 percent of the student credit hours generated on campus for the new semester. The 3,322 JCERT credit hours mark a 26 percent jump from a year earlier – and represent 61 percent of the overall enrollment growth at KUEC.