The mission of the Career Services Center is to support students in achieving their academic and career goals by assisting them in developing self-awareness, making informed decisions, acquiring experience, and obtaining meaningful employment.

Our vision is to empower student success through personalized services and resources, forging valued partnerships through effective communication and collaboration, and embracing innovation and technology for continuous quality improvement and a commitment to excellence.


Student Learning Outcomes

By utilizing the Career Center's in-person and online services and resources,

Students will gain a better understanding of their:

  • Personal values and interests
  • Skills and abilities
  • Preferred work environments

Students will learn how to:

  • Select a rewarding career and major
  • Research careers and employers
  • Prepare a competitive resume and cover letter
  • Interview successfully
  • Gain experience through part-time employment
  • Obtain and maximize an internship to build professional skills
  • Conduct an effective job search
  • Convey proper business etiquette
  • Employ networking strategies including use of social media
  • Critically evaluate a job and salary offer
  • Pursue admission to graduate school

Quality Services

Ongoing assessment efforts are designed to:

  • Evaluate program success, effectiveness, and outcomes
  • Monitor user satisfaction levels
  • Identify areas for improvement
  • Gather data for goal setting and accreditation needs
  • Demonstrate value of services

»  2013-2014 Highlights & Feedback

»  2012-2013 Highlights & Feedback

»  2011-2012 Highlights & Feedback

»  Assessment Methodology

Post-Graduation Outcomes

Kent State's Annual Graduated Student Survey is conducted one-year post-graduation by the Office of Accreditation, Assessment and Learning in the Office of the Provost. Questions can be directed to Dr. Lindsey Westermann Ayers at 330-672-8962 or layers2@kent.edu.

»  Annual Graduated Student Survey Results

»  Excerpt of Employment Related Results

Employer Feedback

»  Ohio Employers Rate KSU Grads

KSU Facts & Figures

»  Kent State Flash Facts