Career Exploration and Development

Kent State University Columbiana campuses' Career Services can help by providing valuable information, advice, and resources about choosing a major and finding a job.

Exploratory or undecided-major students are encouraged to visit a career advisor for assistance in choosing a career before they are blocked from class registration by the 45-Hour Credit Policy. 

Meet with a Career Counselor to Discuss Your Career Path

Appointments can be made with Ashley Dunlope,, 330-382-7567 or 330-337-4280

Good Resources for Getting Started:

Kent State University Career Resources:

Job Search Engines

Other Useful Information:

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Learn about occupations including responsibilities, salaries, education required, and employment outlook
  • Career One Stop: Explore careers, salary and benefits, training required, and employment seeker services by state
  • O*Net: Quick search tool for Ohio employment data and more
  • Ohio In-Demand Careers: Learn about growing fields in the state of Ohio

Talk with faculty, family, and professionals

  • Find out what a career is really like by speaking to someone in the field.
  • Review the informational interviewing questions to ask and the list of possible people in your network to speak with.
  • Talk with your professors who have a wealth of knowledge about their career fields. 
  • Chat with family members about their work experiences:   
    • How they selected their careers
    • What they find rewarding/challenging
    • What skills they utilize
    • What their long-term goals are