Internship & Career Services

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.
  • 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: Individual sessions are available by appointment. Call 330-244-5040 or stop in the Academic Success Center to schedule your appointment.

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

Stark Career Workshops and 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020
2 - 5 p.m.
Conference Center
Kent State University at Stark

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