Career Competencies

What does it look like to be able to win your future?

These 8 tips will get you started in the right direction!

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A student gets her white coat

  • #1: Leadership

    #1: Leadership

    Leadership can be present at any level of an organization, from the entry-level associate to the CEO. All it takes is a willingness to raise your hand and the capability to inspire others to reach their potential.

  • Hire Students and Extend Employment Offers

    Hire Students and Extend Employment Offers

    Employers on campus are encouraged to advertise all open student employment positions through HANDSHAKE. Employers may then extend offers of employment using CampusWorks.

  • REQUEST A CAREER PRESENTATION

    REQUEST A CAREER PRESENTATION

    Provide career planning support for students by requesting a presentation on a variety of career topics. Requests are granted on a first-come, first-served basis and should be submitted at least two weeks prior to the date preferred. Multiple requests should be submitted separately.

  • "I am FIRST" Week Celebration Photos

    "I am FIRST" Week Celebration Photos

    I AM FIRST is a campus-wide week-long celebration recognizing first-generation college students, staff, and faculty who are or will be first in their family to graduate with a four-year college degree.

  • Summer Advantage Program

    Summer Advantage Program

    To increase retention rates – and ultimately graduation rates – Kent State created its first-ever Summer Advantage Program through University College’s Academic Diversity Outreach department.

  • Kent State’s Summer Advantage Wins Top Honor for Helping Students to Transition

    Kent State’s Summer Advantage Wins Top Honor for Helping Students to Transition

    Summer Advantage is an educational journey based on career exploration, success coaching and academic coursework. Summer Advantage is designed to assist underrepresented students to graduate in four years and envision a path for the future by building a support network of peers and professional staff.

  • From Classroom to Real World: Six Amazing Kent State Internship Stories

    From Classroom to Real World: Six Amazing Kent State Internship Stories

    What do NASA, Porsche, the National Park Service, Walt Disney World, New York Fashion and C-SPAN all have in common? Kent State University students gained valuable experience and showcased their education and skills this year at each. In the spring, summer and fall semesters of 2019 at Kent State, 2,740 students completed an internship for credit. Internships are a valuable real-world experience that provide students vital on-the-job training in their chosen fields.

  • Ohio College2Careers Creates Opportunity and Encouragement for Students with Disabilities at Kent State

    Ohio College2Careers Creates Opportunity and Encouragement for Students with Disabilities at Kent State

    When human development and family studies major Katherine Schroeder heard about the Ohio College2Careers program coming to Kent State University for her first semester of sophomore year, Schroeder was determined to learn about what the program could offer her. After applying, Schroeder has been given the support she had been looking for in her college experience.