Career Services

Welcome to Career Services at Kent State Ashtabula

Career Exploration and Development

We envision a college community where students excitedly explore and confidently pursue careers after wisely choosing their majors. In so doing, graduates will master their job search and land a job they love. Get career advice and tips from experts or participate in online mock interviews to prepare for your job search!

Meet with a Career Counselor to Plan Your Future

Kent State Ashtabula is committed to supporting students in all aspects of the career development process. The Career Services office can assist students with the following:

  • Graduate Studies, Major and Career Exploration
  • Resume/Cover Letter Development
  • Interview Preparation and Practice
  • Career Search Assistance and Guidance
  • Job and Internship Opportunities
  • Employer Connections

HANDSHAKE is our online platform to connect current students and Alumni to find internships and jobs. There are also many virtual events on HandShake. Students and Alumni can experience an opportunity to network with other students using HANDSHAKE across the nation. Read reviews on employers. You can set up personal account here. Meet with a Career Counselor to Discuss Your Career Path Appointments can be made with Irene Skleres by calling 440-964-4217

Attention outside employers:

Are you or your company interested in recruiting candidates from the Ashtabula or Kent campuses?

  • Email your job/internship posting (or questions) to to have your opportunity listed at Kent State University's HANDSHAKE job board.
  • For information specific to Kent State Ashtabula campus recruiting events and opportunities, please contact Mary Collins at

Ashtabula Job and Internship Board​

Resources for Getting Started

Kent State University Career Resources

The FOCUS 2 Assessment: This assessment helps you take a closer look at your skills, interests, and values. Once you complete the assessment, meet with a career advisor to review your results or review the information below on your own.

Job Search Information

Other Useful Information

Talk with faculty, family and professionals

  • Find out what a career is really like by speaking to someone in the field.
  • Review the informational interviewing questions to ask and the list of possible people in your network to speak with.
  • Talk with your professors who have a wealth of knowledge about their career fields.
  • Chat with family members about their work experiences:

    • How they selected their careers
    • What they find rewarding/challenging
    • What skills they utilize
    • What their long-term goals are


Irene Skleres
Coordinator, Academic/Career & Student Accessibility Services