About Leah Fletcher

Connecting KC area and worldwide employers with Park University graduates. Empowering students and alumni to tell their professional stories. Preparing Park University students for the workforce and providing programming that will allow them to excel in their specific fields.

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Are Cover Letters Dead?

Many students and graduates ask if they will need to write a cover letter - well, the jury is still out. Companies have piles and piles (virtual, of course) of resumes from eager applicants and many times will not have enough hours in the day to read a cover letter.  A college recruiter from the [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|Work + Life|

Four Skills I Plan to Improve On in Four Years

In an address to Stanford University graduates, Steve Jobs mentioned that dropping into a calligraphy class, which at the time seemed trivial, was one of the most influential pieces to the current Macintosh's visually-appealing typography. There is great opportunity and growth for career development when you start pursuing skills that you find passion in, even if [...]

By | October 5th, 2017|Career, Work + Life|

Company Profile | Nebraska Furniture Mart

America's Largest Home Furnishings Store Nebraska Furniture Mart, a Berkshire Hathaway Company, is America’s largest home furnishings store. Since 1937, Nebraska Furniture Mart has been helping customers fill their homes with quality, affordable items that help them achieve the lifestyle they want. One of the first and only retailers to sell furniture, flooring, electronics and [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Profile|

No One Will Care About Your Dreams

...as much as you do. It seems a bit harsh, I know. This reality can be quite difficult to take in, but once you accept and understand this, telling your story and pursuing your goals in a more deliberate way will significantly help you in both the short and long-term. Resume + Cover Letter | [...]

By | September 7th, 2017|Career|

Working on Your Work Ethic

This past year I have sat on advisory boards with company recruiters, took part in hiring webinars, and just recently had the chance to join a workshop discussing the gap between company needs and the workforce - mostly focusing on new graduates. While each company or field will be looking for different expertise, I found [...]

By | May 4th, 2017|Career, Work + Life|

TED Talks: You’ve Heard of Them but Have You Heard Them?

There are many people in the world that follow podcasts quite faithfully - they are great for a subway ride, background noise at work, and some provide powerful messages for professionals. I'll be honest, I'm not an avid follower of any podcasts but I love the concept of sharing ideas without location being a barrier. Whether [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Work + Life|

Company Profile | Cerner Corporation

At Cerner, we’re continuously building on our foundation of intelligent solutions for the health care industry. Our technologies connect people and systems at more than 25,000 facilities worldwide, and our wide range of services support the clinical, financial and operational needs of organizations of every size. Together with our clients, we are creating a future [...]

By | April 17th, 2017|Profile|

Contributing to a Company’s Culture

Companies are pouring money, additional resources, and their time to create a culture within their organization that is sought after by outside applicants and appreciated by those internal - with good reason. These same organizations are realizing that the need to evolve with its new workforce is a must. There is a strong correlation between [...]

By | March 7th, 2017|Career|

Lessons Learned: From International Student to Executive

Job searching is overwhelming and those in the process can find themselves stuck mulling through thousands of open positions not sure where to start - that's exactly why Career Development exists, to help students figure out what they want and how to approach it. Now imagine for a moment that you are an international student and [...]

By | January 19th, 2017|Work + Life|

Maximize That Winter Break of Yours

Finals week is winding down and Winter Break is within reach -cheers! It's about that time of year in Missouri where you need five layers to leave the house and hot coffee is a must in the morning (if it's not already a year-round necessity). Kudos to those reading from Arizona and California, I hope [...]

By | December 8th, 2016|Career|