Mission & Outcomes | Kent State University

Mission & Outcomes

Mission & Vision

The mission of Career Exploration and Development is to support students in achieving their academic and career goals by assisting them in developing self-awareness, making informed decisions, acquiring experience, and obtaining meaningful employment.

Our vision is to empower student success through personalized services and resources, forging valued partnerships through effective communication and collaboration, and embracing innovation and technology for continuous quality improvement.

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