- Career & Major Selection
- Graduate School Prep
- Internship Prep
- Job & Internship Search
- Testing (ACT, CLEP)
Services for Students and Alumni:
Career Services Center261 Schwartz Center
Job Postings & Employers
KSU Student Employment
HoursMonday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call for an Appointment
Drop-In Career CounselingMonday - Friday
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 2 - 4 p.m.
Four Steps to Your Career Goal
Selecting a career path and major are two of the most important decisions you will make as a student. Take a closer look at your skills, interests, and values with the assessments below, then meet with a career expert who can interpret your results!
What are my INTERESTS?
Interests are the things you enjoy and have fun doing. Some of our interests are reflected in our hobbies and social activities. Most people who enjoy their work have an invested interest in the activities they perform. To help you find out what your interests are:
- Take the Interest Inventory in MyPlan
- Complete the Self-Directed Search at the Career Services Center
What are my VALUES?
What keeps you motivated? Is it making a contribution to your community, providing leadership, or having job security? People who pursue careers in line with their values tend to be more satisfied and successful. To learn more about what is important to you:
- Take the Values Assessment in MyPlan
- Complete the Work Values exercise in Collage: A Kent State to Career Portfolio
- Complete the Imagine Your Future Workday exercise in the Career Exploration section of Collage: A Kent State to Career Portfolio.
- Take the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator at the Career Services Center
What are my SKILLS?
Skills are your abilities, talents, and strengths and are an important part of career decision making. Organizing, speaking, writing, planning, and problem-solving are all examples of skills. To help you understand your strengths and weaknesses: