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Resume & Cover Letter

The first step to employment is a solid résumé and cover letter to showcase your skills. Career Advisors will help you identify your strong points and ensure your professionalism.

Resume CHECKLIST (PDF)   COVER LETTER CHECKLIST (PDF)

Resume Template (.docx)

Resume Samples

Accounting

ACCOUNTING INTERNSHIP (DOCX)

ACCOUNTING FULL-TIME (DOCX)

Computer Information Systems (CIS)

CIS INTERNSHIP (DOCX)

CIS FULL-TIME (DOCX)

Finance

FINANCE INTERNSHIP (DOCX)

FINANCE FULL-TIME (DOCX)

Human Resources

HUMAN RESOURCES INTERNSHIP (DOCX)

HUMAN RESOURCES FULL-TIME (DOCX)

Marketing

MARKETING INTERNSHIP (DOCX)

MARKETING FULL-TIME (DOCX)

MBA

SAMPLE RESUME (DOCX)

RESUME CHECKLIST (PDF)

 

 

Career Exploration

Assessments

We offer two different career exploration assessments to help you research and explore occupations. 

CAREER EXPLORATION ASSESSMENTS

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Learn about occupations, including job responsibilities, salaries, education required and job outlook.

OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK

Glassdoor

Glassdoor holds a growing database of over 6 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, and more. The Career Services Office has partnered with Glassdoor to allow Kent State business students free and unlimited access to the resource without having to log in or submit a review.

Glassdoor

What Can I do With this Major?

Search by your major to discover possible careers.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS MAJOR?

Internship & Job Search

A crucial part of making yourself competitive in the job market is securing experience through internship experience.

The Internship Process (PDF)

Did you know the university holds at least 4 career fairs every year? Utilize these opportunities to meet employers and to identify internship and job opportunities. 

CAREER FAIR TIPS FOR SUCCESS (PDF)     DRESS FOR SUCCESS (PDF)

Review our preparation strategies as well as commonly asked interview questions.

MORE ON INTERVIEW PREPARATION (PDF)

Follow-up after your interviews within 24-48 hours with a professionally written thank-you note.

THANK YOU LETTERS (PDF)

80% of jobs are found today through networking. The Career Services Office can help you navigate this process so you make a positive impression with alumni and potential employers.

NETWORKING TIPS (PDF)     CAREER READINESS CHECKLIST (PDF)

Search Tools

HANDSHAKE

Kent State University's Internship and Job Database:

HANDSHAKE

Glassdoor

Glassdoor holds a growing database of over 6 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, and more. The Career Services Office has partnered with Glassdoor to allow Kent State business students free and unlimited access to the resource without having to log in or submit a review.

Glassdoor

Go Government

Research and Apply for Federal Government Jobs:

GO GOVERNMENT

GoingLobal Via HANDSHAKE

Expand your horizons by reviewing international employment information and resources via GoinGlobal:

GOINGLOBAL VIA HANDSHAKE

Idealist

Apply to Positions in the Non-profit Sector:

IDEALIST

Ohio Means Internships

Find the Ohio internship that's right for you:

OHIO MEANS INTERNSHIPS

Ohio Means Jobs

Pursue thousands of Ohio full-time job opportunities:

OHIO MEANS JOBS

Teamworkonline

Search for jobs in the sports and event industry:

TEAMWORKONLINE

Graduate School

Research funding opportunities such as graduate, teaching or research assistantships offered by the programs to which you apply. Check with each institution regarding the application process and deadlines to ensure consideration.

GRADUATE SCHOOL INFORMATION (PDF)

The US Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid provides resources regarding federal aid.

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Be certain to attend the Kent State University Graduate & Professional School Fair.

GRADUATE & PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR INFORMATION

Graduate Student Resources

GRADSCHOOLS.COMPETERSONS.COMPRINCETON REVIEW GRADUATE SCHOOL SEARCH TOOL

Standardized Tests

GREMCATGMATLSATDAT

International Students

The recruiting process is highly competitive for all students, domestic and international. You will encounter some companies that do not hire international students as they have very strict policies related to hiring of candidates who require sponsorship. Ensure that you are exceptionally prepared by proactively taking advantage of the resources available to you through the Career Services Office.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT INFORMATION (PDF)

It is imperative that international students quickly understand the US job search process, including networking and relationship-building (PDF). Spend time strengthening your command of the English language, as well as building relationships with Kent State University alumni through resources such as LinkedIn and the numerous career fairs held on campus throughout the year. Review this checklist to ensure you are successful in your job search here in the U.S.

TIPS ON NETWORKING (PDF)INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CHECKLIST (PDF)

You must understand the CPT and OPT process for securing internship and full-time employment off-campus here in the US. You must consult your academic advisor and the Office of Global Education in order to legally obtain work authorization for these employment opportunities.

OFFICE OF GLOBAL EDUCATION (OGE)INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS OFFICE (IPO)