Katie Steele Danner (Class of 1993) joined business professionals from across the Kansas City region in mock interviews with the student associates participating in the Northland CAPS program, giving them valuable feedback to assist them as they are working towards internships for the spring.  

Northland CAPS (Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies) is a program that provides students professional, authentic, innovative and relevant experiences that support a vibrant Kansas City workforce. This program is the premier provider of professional, innovative educational experiences for students in the Northland region of Kansas City. With classes housed in several business locations throughout Clay and Platte counties, high school juniors and seniors from participating districts are provided a fully immersive educational experience in high-demand, high-skill careers that will rapidly accelerate students down their chosen career path.

Northland CAPS is a full-year program. During the fall semester, student associates work on reverse-pitched client projects for local business partners that add meaningful value to companies and the local economy. Student associates learn standard business software and technical skills and work regularly with mentors from industry. Early career professional skills like project management, creativity and critical thinking, business ethics, teamwork and time management are instructed, role modeled and measured.