Career Week | Kent State Stark | Kent State University

Career Week 2018: Sept. 24 - 27

Sponsored by Internship & Career Services.

Career Week offers something for everyone! Students, faculty, employers, alumni and friends share expertise you won't want to miss. Attend sessions to learn more about majors, career paths, job searches and more!


Monday, Sept. 24

Fall Career Week Preview
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Campus Center Front Lounge

  • Make your way through “CareerLand” during Fall Career Week Preview. Learn about the majors and minors offered at Kent State Stark, and learn more about the panels, panelists and networking opportunities available. You will also be able to participate in activities to test your career knowledge, identify your dream workplace, create your own  career related cliff notes, and more!

Tuesday, Sept. 25

So You Want to Be a Mental Health Therapist?
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
007 Fine Arts

  • Are you interested in becoming a mental health therapist but don’t know what to do or where to start? This is the session for you! Join Emily Ribnik and Kelsey Kalgreen from Counseling Services to understand the ins, outs and opportunities for becoming and being a mental health therapist.

Career Opportunities in Human Services
2 - 3 p.m.
306 Main Hall

  • Join recent alumni for a panel discussion covering employment opportunities for those interested in the human services field.

Perfecting Your "Elevator Pitch"
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
124 Science & Nursing

  • No matter your major or area of career interest, at some point you will need to sell yourself - at an interview, event or in an actual elevator - and you want to look polished. LaunchNET Kent State will help you put together an effective pitch so you can look and sound your best.

Dress to Impress for the Budget-Minded Job Seeker
5 - 6 p.m.
212 Fine Arts

  • This image and personal branding workshop is designed for participants to learn how to maximize their personal impact. Attendees will learn tips on how to come across professionally, giving an appropriate and excellent impression. It is an opportunity to develop your own personal brand identity.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Careers in Communication
10 - 11 a.m.
305 Main Hall

  • This session will cover just some of the many career options available to communication studies majors. Find out more about the many ways you can use this versatile degree.

Career Opportunities for Students Interested in Biology
12 - 1 p.m.
111 Science & Nursing

  • Biology is a broad degree with a wide array of career opportunities. Join the biology career panel session to hear about diverse career paths and get advice on what you can be doing now to set yourself up for future job opportunities.

Succeeding in a Global Job Market
1 - 2 p.m.
210 Fine Arts

  • As the job market continues to global-ize, it is important for graduates to add competencies that will make them stand out. This session discusses the key skills that students should gain for success in the global job marketplace.

Criminal Justice, Sociology & Psychology Internship & Information Fair
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Campus Center

  • Local and national employment recruiters will be here to share information about their organizations and recruit for internship and job opportunities.

Jump-Start Your Career in Business & Entrepreneurship
2 - 3 p.m.
214 Fine Arts

  • Learn about various paths and how you can best utilize your degree to get started with a career in business. Recent graduates and business professionals will be sharing their experiences about transitioning from college to starting and progressing in their career.

Put Your English Degree to Work!
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
221 Main Hall

  • Come hear Kent State Stark alumni speak about their experiences obtaining their current positions using their English degree, or, in some cases, working in a field outside of English.

Selling Your Skills: Connecting Your College Experience to the Real World
5 - 6 p.m.
217 Science & Nursing

  • Learn how to maximize your experiences and tell your story. Learn how to articulate your transferable skills to a potential employer.

Thursday, Sept. 27

Journalism & Public Relations Careers
12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
217 Science & Nursing

  • Are you considering earning a journalism or public relations degree? Learn how your studies can lead to a fulfilling career. For example, did you know you can turn your love of social media into a career? A panel of professionals will share their knowledge and answer questions about how they landed in this field.

Career Opportunities in the Insurance Industry
2 - 3 p.m.
217 Science & Nursing

  • A panel of professionals working in the insurance industry will share insights and tips on how to succeed in this rapidly growing and regionally viable field. Majors that the industry seeks include; business, nursing, mathematics and more.

Understanding Your Future by Studying the Past
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
217 Science & Nursing

  • Come join a discussion with alumni and experts in various fields such as library science, museums, archives and teaching that all hire people with history and humanity degrees. Learn about what you can do to be prepared for such career opportunities.

Career Opportunities in the Insurance Industry
6 - 7 p.m.
212 Fine Arts

  • A panel of professionals working in the insurance industry will share insights and tips on how to succeed in this rapidly growing and regionally viable field. Majors that the industry seeks include; business, nursing, mathematics and more.

CONTACTS:

Chris Paveloi
cpaveloi@kent.edu
330-244-5043

Shaan Fowler
sfowle13@kent.edu
330-244-3253