Internship & Career Services

COVID-19 UPDATE

Kent State remains committed to slowing the transmission of COVID-19 and following physical distancing guidelines. All Kent State community members and visitors are required to adhere to the Flashes Safe Seven principles to ensure the safety of our community. Face coverings are required. 

FALL 2020

Kent State Stark's Internship & Careers Services staff continues to assist students remotely for the fall semester. 


MEET WITH INTERNSHIP & CAREER SERVICES

Choose your 45 minute virtual appointment topic:

  • Help choosing a major
  • Mock employment interview
  • Virtual job search
  • Help with graduate/professional school applications
  • Resume and cover letter writing/review

SCHEDULE A VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT


STARK SERVICES & RESOURCES

The mission of Internship & Career Services at Kent State Stark 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 and a commitment to excellence.

  • Kent State's Career Exploration and Development: Comprehensive career services information for all Kent State students.
  • Handshake: Find positions with Kent State University's online recruiting system for students and alumni.
  • Career Chats: Shaan Fowler discusses timely career topics.
  • Ohio Means Jobs: Serving Stark and Tuscarawas Counties, Ohio Means Jobs is northeastern Ohio's premier workforce development and training center that connects job seekers with employers by providing numerous resources in a single location.
  • MyPlan Assessments: Includes Skills Profiler, Interest Inventory, Values Assessment, and Personality Test.
  • Career Advising: Remote individual sessions are available by appointment. Email cpaveloi@kent.edu or sfowle13@kent.edu to schedule an appointment.

Outside Employers

Interested in posting a job or internship for our students? If so, please visit Information for Outside Employers.


STARK CAREER WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Internship & Career Services offers a host of workshops throughout the year.

  • Student Leadership Academy
  • Resume and Cover Letter Writing Workshops
  • Mock Interviews
  • Internship Information Sessions
  • Graduate School Workshops
  • Greater Canton Collegiate Job & Internship Fair
  • Flashternships: One day job shadow opportunities will match students with an organization to observe a full day of work.
  • Employer Meet & Greets: A great opportunity to network with employers on campus. Check with the Office of Internships & Career Services for upcoming opportunities.

GREATER CANTON COLLEGIATE JOB & INTERNSHIP FAIR

The Greater Canton Collegiate Job & Internship Fair is a cooperative effort by four colleges and universities in Stark County: Kent State University at Stark, Walsh University, University of Mount Union and Stark State College.

Spring 2021 date to be determined.


STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

By utilizing the Career Center'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 and maximize an internship to build professional skills
  • Conduct an effective job search
  • Convey proper business etiquette
  • Utilize effective networking strategies including use of social media
  • Critically evaluate a job and salary offer
  • Pursue admission to graduate school