Career Week | Kent State University

Kent State Stark Career Week 2017

Sponsored by Internship & Career Services.


MONDAY, OCT. 30

Get Ready for Internships
10 - 11 a.m.
221 Main Hall

  • This workshop is designed to give participants knowledge about the different types of internship opportunities that are available. Information will be shared on how easy it is to fit internships into your academic schedule how an internship can best benefit you. 
  • Appropriate for all majors.

 
Career Fair Tips & Tricks

11 a.m. - Noon
221 Main Hall

  • From pre-registration through following-up with employers, we will cover the tips and tricks that are helpful in making a career fair experience worth your while.
  • Appropriate for all majors.

 
How Your Credit Could Affect Your Dream Job

Noon - 1 p.m.
Main Hall Auditorium

  • Did you know that employers require your credit report along with your application? Are you terrified of repaying student loans? In this session, you will gain financial insight to take you from college to career.
  • Appropriate for all majors.

 
Careers in the Business Side of Healthcare

2 - 3 p.m.
Main Hall Auditorium

  • Hear from a variety of professionals working in the business side of healthcare, health promotion and health administration. Meet representatives from the American Heart Association, Aultcare, the Stark County Health Department and the College of Public Health. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and make career connections.
  • Appropriate for exploratory, business and healthcare majors.

 
What Can You Do with a Law Degree?

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Main Hall Auditorium

  • The better question is: “What do you want to do with your law degree?” Do you want to be an attorney or a paralegal? Did you know that some lawyers never set foot in a courtroom? A panel of four individuals who work in different legal industries will discuss how their legal degree applies to their career and how a legal degree prepares you for more than the courtroom. 
  • Appropriate for exploratory, law and criminology and justice studies majors.

TUESDAY, OCT. 31

Dress to Impress for the Budget-Minded Job Seeker
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Main Hall Conference Room 1

  • 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.
  • Appropriate for all majors.

 
Put Your English Degree to Work!

11 a.m. - Noon
Main Hall Conference Room 1

  • Come hear Kent State University at 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.
  • Appropriate for exploratory and English majors.

 
Careers in Tourism, Event Planning and Hospitality

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
111 Library

  • If you are interested in working in any of these areas, come to this panel with plenty of questions, and be prepared to make connections as you hear from a panel of experts from these fields. Learn what it takes to get experience in these areas and how you might get an edge on the competition.
  • Appropriate for exploratory, communication studies, business, tourism and hospitality majors.

 
Healthcare Career Options Beyond Doctors and Nurses

2 - 3 p.m.
111 Library

  • If you plan to pursue a graduate program in Chiropractic Education, Physical Therapy or Physician Assisting, come hear from professionals in the field discuss the requirements to get into these programs.
  • Appropriate for exploratory, pre-med, biology, chemistry and integrated health studies majors.

 
Succeeding in the Global Job Market

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
133 Fine Arts

  • As the job market continues to globalize, 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.
  • Appropriate for all majors.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1

Advancing Your Career through Study Abroad
10 - 11 a.m.
217 Science & Nursing

  • Study abroad is one of the most exciting and challenging experiences you can have during your college years. It can be the first time you live in another culture, travel internationally or learn a foreign language. It has the potential to provide you with a fresh outlook and unique perspective on a career you’ve been thinking about after graduation.
  • Appropriate for all majors.

 
Careers in Communication

10 - 11 a.m.
206 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.
  • Appropriate for exploratory, communication studies, marketing and public relations majors.

 
Career Opportunities for Students Interested in Biology

11 a.m. - Noon
217 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.
  • Appropriate for exploratory, biology and pre-med majors.

 
Careers in Environmental Sciences

Noon - 1 p.m.
Main Hall Conference Room 1

  • This event is a great way to explore careers in the fields of geology and environmental sciences, along with the new environmental studies degree that is now available at Kent State Stark! Three expert panelists will answer questions regarding their current positions, background and academic path, experiences in the field and how environmental studies may be the major for you!
  • Appropriate for exploratory, environmental studies, geology and biology majors.
     

Justice Studies Career Fair
2 - 5 p.m.
Campus Center

  • Meet with recruiters looking to hire for full-time and internship opportunities.

 
Selling Your Skills: Connecting Your College Experience to the Real World

2 - 3 p.m.
007 Library

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

THURSDAY, NOV. 2

Unique Careers within Journalism & Public Relations
11 a.m. - Noon
111 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 their dream jobs and how you can too!
  • Appropriate for exploratory, communication studies, journalism and public relations majors.
     

Jump Start Your Career in Business
11 a.m. - Noon
007 Library

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

 
Psychology Career Panel Discussion

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
111 Library

  • The Kent State Stark Psychology Department is offering a career panel featuring professionals who earned undergraduate degrees in psychology at Kent State Stark. Come learn more about what you can do with a psychology degree.
  • Appropriate for exploratory, psychology, sociology and human development and family studies majors.

 
So You Want to be a Mental Health Therapist?

2 - 3 p.m.
111 Library

  • Join Emily Ribnik, LPCC-S, of Kent State Stark Counseling Services to learn more about the path to mental health counselor licensure, getting started in a career as a counselor, and what it’s like to work as a counselor. Emily has been a licensed counselor and has worked in the mental health field for over 10 years. Her experience includes college counseling and mental health, emergency and crisis counseling and working in community mental health settings.
  • Appropriate for exploratory, psychology, sociology and human development and family studies majors.
     

Pathway to Entrepreneurship
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
111 Library

  • This panel will allow participants to explore the avenues of entrepreneurship. Focusing on an overview of the key knowledge and skills needed to become an entrepreneur, students will hear from current professionals and representatives at LaunchNet Kent State on how to pursue this career path.
  • Appropriate for all majors.

CONTACTS:

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

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