Careers & Internships | Kent State University

The Career Services Office in the College of Business Administration provides services and resources to assist students and alumni in their career development process.

Additionally, we partner with organizations for recruitment and hiring by connecting them with talented business students.

STUDENTS

If you are a student looking to apply for an internship for credit, fill out the online internship application.

EMPLOYERS

If you are an employer looking to hire a Kent State Student, find more information in our Employers section or post a job or internship to Flash@Work.

STUDENT TESTIMONIALS

Accounting graduate shares tips on how to stand out in your internship.

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Accounting Major
Graduated Spring 2015


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Welcome, Students. We're here for you.

CAREER ADVISING

College of Business Administration Career Advisors are here to help you prepare for the internship and job search from the moment you start your journey at Kent State University. With career assessments, tips on personal branding, résumé and cover letter writing and more, you can make yourself stand out from the other candidates.

You can meet with a Career Advisor either by scheduling an appointment using the online system or by stopping in during drop-in advising from Tuesday to Thursday between 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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JOBS & INTERNSHIPS

A successful career grows from strong work experience, specifically internships. We provide the tools and services to help you pursue a meaningful career. Please review the below resources to assist you in becoming a competitive candidate in your internship and job search.

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Student Career Planning Resources

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STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL

Join the College of Business Administration Student Advisory Council. As a member of this council, you’ll provide collaborative discussion on career and employment issues contributing to the high quality of services offered by our team.

SEE OUR CURRENT MEMBERS

Learn more about the College of Business Administration and why our employer partners are continuously hiring Kent State talent: 

 

RECRUIT FROM KENT STATE

Are you looking to recruit Kent State College of Business Administration candidates who can contribute toward the success of your organization? To post an internship or job opening, upload your position to . Please let us know if you have any questions about the system or if you need assistance with your account login.

Review the recruiting and cancelation policy

Employer Guide to Flash@Work (PDF)

POST A POSITION TO FLASH@WORK

CONNECT AND ENGAGE TALENT

The Career Services Office holds many workshops and courses for job candidates; help mentor our students in a number of ways.

Register within Flash@Work unless otherwise noted. Log in to Flash@Work, select Career Events tab and type in name of the event. Then, click on event name for more information. If you have questions, please email buscareers@kent.edu.

Events

  • SALES FAIR
    February 20 | Student Center Ballroom | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Registration includes a $200 tax refundable gift, which goes towards student competitions. Co-hosted with PSE.
    Register Now in Luminate
  • PREVIEW NIGHT OF NETWORKING
    February 21 | Student Center Ballroom Balcony | 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

    Networking reception to preview our Junior and Senior business students the night before the University Internship, Co-op, and Career Fair. View additional information.

  • UNIVERSITY INTERNSHIP, CO-OP AND CAREER FAIR

    February 22 | Student Wellness and Recreation Center | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM   Hosted by the Career Exploration and Development Center

  • ACCOUNTING MEET AND GREET: SUMMER LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS
    March 1 | Student Center Ballroom Balcony | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Recruiting event for summer leadership development programs in the accounting industry.
  • ETIQUETTE DINNER
    March 6 | Student Center 306 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Host a table with up to two representatives for dinner with students to practice etiquette while branding your organization.
    Registration in Flash@Work*
  • IS/IT EXPO 
    March 6 | Student Center Ballroom | 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    *Employer reception immediately following
    Employers represent functional areas of IS/IT as a part of this career exploration event for IS/IT students.
  • SPIRIT OF WOMEN IN BUSINESS CONFERENCE
    March 8 | Student Center Ballroom | All-day Event
    Professional development conference for regional professionals. Sponsorships available.
    View Additional Conference Information

Ways to Engage

  • MOCK INTERVIEW WEEK
    February 12 - 15 | CSO Student Advising Suite, BSA A309
    Join the CSO for a half or full day schedule to provide mock interviews and feedback to students seeking assistance.
    Sign Up to Volunteer
  • GUEST RESUME REVIEWER
    January 23 - March 7 | Available Tuesday - Thursday from 10:00 AM - 12 noon 
    Join the Career Services staff as a guest resume reviewer during drop-in consulting hours.
    Sign Up to Volunteer
  • HOST AN INFORMATION TABLE
    Host a table with placement in a strategic area during high traffic times within the College of Business Administration. Email buscareers@kent.edu and include your request with your top three dates and the major(s) you are targeting.
     
  • EMPLOYER PANEL - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CAREER SERVICES
    February 16 | BSA 108 | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Serve as a guest panelist to share your company’s international student hiring process and answer recruiting questions from students. Networking with light appetizers and refreshments included.
    Sign Up to Be a Panelist

ADVISORY COUNCIL

Join the College of Business Administration Employer Advisory Council. As a member of this council, you’ll provide collaborative discussion on career and employment issues contributing to the high quality of services offered by our team.

SEE OUR CURRENT MEMBERS

You are a very important partner in your student’s career development process. The Career Services Office in the College of Business Administration offers career preparation resources, which are located under Students to help your student navigate the path from college to career.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

We believe that the career development process begins early. In their first semester of freshman year, students will draft a resume and create a LinkedIn profile. We also introduce a career research database and assessment tools for students to utilize in their exploration of occupations. Encourage your student to set small, achievable goals through this exploration process. An important first goal is visiting the Career Services Office. We will assist your student in this exploration process, as well as help to identify internships and full-time opportunities.

PROGRAMMING

Kent State University offers numerous programming to connect students to employers including career fairs, information sessions, alumni career panels and company site visits. Talk with your student about the importance of building relationships with professionals in his or her intended field. We assist students with networking to ensure they can successfully build these relationships with industry professionals. Learn about the Career Services Office programming in the Calendar of Events located under Events.

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LEARN MORE

If you would like to support the Career Services Office mission by hosting an intern, talking to students about your career path, or conducting mock interviews, please let us know and fill out this form.

LEARN MORE ABOUT INTERNSHIP AND JOB SEARCH EXPERIENCES OF OUR STUDENTS

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

  • Meet Your Major Series

    January 31 – March 21 (Each Wednesday) │BSA 110 │11:45 am - 1:00 pm 

    Open to all students interested in College of Business Administration majors/minors, hear from faculty members as they give a deep overview of what the degree entails, how it compares with other majors, and career opportunities in the field. Each week will focus on one specific major; See Flash@Work for corresponding dates to content areas.

  • International Student Career Series

    February 9 │BSA 209 │1:00 – 4:00 pm

    Resume, Internship/Job Search and Interview Techniques – learn how to become a competitive candidate

     

    February 16 │BSA 108 │1:00 – 4:00 pm

    Employer Panel, Q & A session and Networking – Hear from an employer panel as they share their experiences in recruiting international students

  • Mock Interview Week

    February 12 - 15 │ BSA A309

    Sharpen your interview skills by participating in a mock interview with an employer. Sign-up required in Flash@Work.

     

  • Networking Workshops 

    February 12 │BSA 213 │6:00-7:00 pm 

    February 13 │ BSA A311 │6:00-7:00 pm

    February 19 │ BSA 213 │6:00-7:00 pm

    Prepare to interact with employers at the Preview Night of Networking and University Internship, Co-op & Career Fair 

  • Sales Fair

    February 20 │ Student Center Ballroom │ 1:00 - 4:00 pm 

    Recruiting fair for sales internships and full-time positions. View more information.

  • Preview Night of Networking 

    February 21 │ Student Center Balcony │ 5:30 - 7:00 pm 

    Open to business majors with junior status and above. Early access networking event with employers from the University Spring Internship, Co-op & Career Fair targeting business majors. Attend any Networking Workshop to prepare and receive an additional raffle ticket for prizes at Preview Night. Pre-registration in Flash@Work required by February 20. View more information.

  • University Internship, Co-op & Career Fair 

    February 22 │Student Wellness and Recreation Center │11 am - 3:00 pm 

    All major recruiting event hosted by Career Exploration and Development 

  • Accounting Meet and Greet: Summer Leadership Programs 

    March 1 │ Student Center Balcony │ 4:00 - 6:00 pm 

    Recruiting event for summer leadership development programs in the accounting industry

  • Internship Student Panel and Workshop

    March 2 │BSA 208 │11:45 am – 2:00 pm

    Open to all business majors. Gain perspective on the internship and Co-op process from experienced students – hear stories from their experience & what to do/not to do, panel followed by Q&A and a “How to find and apply for an internship” workshop. Lunch Provided. 

  • Etiquette Dinner

    March 6 │ Student Center 306 │ 5:00 - 8:00 pm 

    Dine with employers and practice proper dining and business etiquette. Pre-registration with refundable deposit required in Flash@Work by February 20.

  • IS/IT Expo

    March 6 │Student Center Ballroom │2:30 - 4:30 pm 

    Career Exploration event – Meet with employers representing the six main functional areas in IT/IS. View more information.

     

CONTACT US

If you need to contact us, please call us at 330-672-1285, email us at buscareers@kent.edu, or come to our office in A309 BSA.

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