Kansas State University helps its students with more than $16 million in scholarships awarded each year and ninety percent of those are awarded based on merit. Each incoming freshman is assigned a personal assistance financial advisor, an upperclassmen at Kansas State that has been trained to answer any question regarding financial assistance, that way the student feels like they don’t have to go through the bureaucracy that can often be involved with paying for school. KSU also has numerous programs to help out its graduating seniors like its Career Employment Services which have events such as on-campus interviews and career fairs as well as workshops on resume formatting. The school’s Academic and Career Information Services group also helps students figure out their various career options and what might be best suited to each individual. A university-wide task force was recently created, for long-term planning in all areas of the university, including campus operations, curriculum, research, and external relations/outreach. Development of a new 10,000 square foot recycling facility on campus has been undertaken, as well.