Hobson Hamilton, Jr. | Career Exploration and Development | Kent State University

Hobson Hamilton, Jr.

I am a member of the Career Advising staff, who enjoys assisting students and alumni with their various career issues/concerns ranging from choosing a major to negotiating offers of employment. Also, I conduct presentations on Resume Writing , Interviewing, Internships, and Employment Search Strategies.


My Master of Education in Higher Education Administration and College Student Personnel was earned from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Science in Technical Education from the University of Akron.

How I Got Here

I returned to school to complete my Master's degree in Higher Ed, after spending many years in human resources. Fortunately, I was hired into Career Exploration and Development in 1989 and continue to love my career.

Most Unusual POSITION Held

I was Employee Relations Manager at a chicken processing plant.

About Me

I have two children and four grandchildren. I serve as Sr. Usher at my church. I enjoy maintaining a healthy lifestyle by exercising and jogging regularly at the Rec Center. I recently retired from the Army Reserves with 20 years of service, including a deployment to Uzbekistan from May 2004-May 2005.

Best Advice for Students

Decide early on to utilize Career Exploration and Development to help with discovering your skills, interests and abilities as they relate to the world of work.