Mission & Outcomes | Career Exploration and Development | Kent State University

Mission & Outcomes

Mission & Vision

The mission:  Transforming lives one experience at a time.

Our vision: A leading contributor to the purposeful development of global talent.


Learning Outcomes

By utilizing Career Exploration and Development's in-person and online services and resources,

Students will gain a better understanding of their:

  • Personal values and interests
  • Skills and abilities
  • Preferred work environments

Students will learn how to:

  • Select a rewarding career and major
  • Research careers and employers
  • Prepare a competitive resume and cover letter
  • Interview successfully
  • Gain experience through part-time employment
  • Obtain an internship to build professional skills
  • Conduct an effective employment search
  • Convey proper business etiquette
  • Employ networking strategies and use of social media
  • Critically evaluate career and salary offers
  • Pursue admission to graduate school

Quality Services

Ongoing assessment efforts are designed to:

  • Evaluate program success, effectiveness, and outcomes
  • Monitor user satisfaction levels
  • Identify areas for improvement
  • Gather data for goal setting and accreditation needs
  • Demonstrate value of services

»  2013-2014 Highlights & Feedback (PDF)

»  2012-2013 Highlights & Feedback (PDF)

»  2011-2012 Highlights & Feedback (PDF)

»  Assessment Activity Overview

Post-Graduation Outcomes

Kent State's Annual Graduated Student Survey is conducted one-year post-graduation by the Office of Accreditation, Assessment and Learning in the Office of the Provost. Questions can be directed to Dr. Fashaad Crawford at 330-672-2220 or fcrawfo1@kent.edu.

»  Annual Graduated Student Survey Results

Employer Feedback

»  Ohio Employers Rate KSU Grads (PDF)

KSU Facts & Figures

»  Kent State Flash Facts

»  Student Services Information Sheets