for KON A lumni
and R ecent
The KON Experience W ebsite
name is Grace Chee, M.S.W and I am a fourth year doctoral
candidate in the Department of Human Development and Family
Studies at Michigan State University. Recently, KON’s
Executive Director, Dorothy Mitstifer, asked me to write a
brief promotional statement for KON’s Experience website.
website’s target audiences are KON alumni and recent
graduates. After creating a user account, alumni and
graduates are introduced to the main page that includes
links to networking, guidance, a job search function, and
portfolio options. For recent college and graduate school
graduates, the site has a job search function that allows
users to search for jobs by keyword, city, state, etc.
Graduates who may want to pursue an internship first can
also perform a search for internship opportunities or
seasonal work. Additionally, there is also a LinkedIn link
that connects the user's Experience account with the
graduates and alumni can also create a portfolio that
includes uploading their resume, making employers aware of
their achievements and specific skill sets, and creating a
list of personal references whom potential employers can
contact. All of this information is conveniently centralized
on the website.
alumni will benefit from the site’s networking feature.
Similar to many LinkedIn accounts, users can create a
personal profile in their career network. They can invite
others to join their network as well. There is also a
mentoring link. Users can search for potential mentors by
job function, job title, or industry. Currently, KON is
working on recruiting mentors. Therefore, this mentoring
feature is still a work in progress. Potential mentors are
asked to reflect and commlete checkboxes that ask, “how
others can help you,” and “how you can help others.”
the Experience site is an excellent resource for KON alumni
to not only connect with each other but also with
undergraduate and graduate KON members. The Experience site
offers a safe, nurturing, and comprehensive location where
members and alumni, connected by their KON membership, can
share their knowledge and experiences.
site will be an invaluable
asset to recent graduates who are beginning their
careers and looking to network with other professionals as
well as to seasoned alumni who want to reconnect or who are
considering a career change.
Job Hunters Bible.com: This site has been developed by Dick Bolles of "What Color is Your Parachute" fame. Bolles is one of the most recognized job-hunting authorities in the world. The site includes a "Net Guide" and an extensive library of articles. See http://www.jobhuntersbible.com. The next two sites are Bolles "parachute picks" (top quality).
Job Hunt: job-hunt.org - Online search resources and services.
Jobs.Net: jobs.net - Free job sites for candidates/job-seekers including online resume building, online job search and application.
Internet Career Connection: iccweb.com - Helps job seekers and career planners advance their careers and achieve higher levels of success by providing a means of "connecting" with career information, career guidance, professional contacts, and career opportunities.
Career Magazine - Careers job-hunting and online résumés.
Net-Temps - Job search for Temporary, Contract and Full-time positions
Links to Professional Career Opportunities (Powerpoint Slideshow)
Internships - Internship Scholarships Available to Kappa Omicron Nu Members through the Association of College Honor Societies
Other Career Links
Career Descriptions section of CityTowninfo.com
For scholarship, graduate school, undergraduate research, and other career and job-related links and information, see our Useful Links page.
Click here for a comprehensive list Major Scholarship/Fellowship Web Sites.