Career Exploration and Development

Students at laptops It is February when music students’ thoughts turn to…summer internships? If you have not yet begun a search for a summer music career expanding experience – whether it is internships, part-time or full-time work, volunteering, research, freelancing – now is the time. Where do you start? This may seem counterintuitive, but start with...

Laptop Displaying LinkedIn “I have a LinkedIn account, but I don’t get how it is useful for someone in music.” If that sounds like you, here are five ways that LinkedIn can be a useful social media tool for your personal and professional life as a musician. A virtual resume.  Your LinkedIn profile is, simply, a virtual resume.  But did you know you can add links to...

Career Conversations Three Female Panelists Speak Throughout the fall 2019 semester, the Kent State University Honors College is hosting the second annual Career Conversations, a series of question-and-answer sessions with Kent State alumni from a variety of professional fields. A total of thirteen sessions will take place in the Honors College library on the Kent campus starting in early...

Honors Students Listen to Alumni at Career Conversations Series For the second year, the Honors College will be hosting Career Conversations - a series beneficial to all students who are exploring majors and also those who are looking to set themselves apart in their chosen industry!   During each session, Kent State University alumni will share information and advice about their career field in...

Kent State students take part in the Internship, Co-Op and Career Fair sponsored by Career Exploration and Development. Junior year was a stressful time for Kent State University student Megan Wandel, because after changing her major twice, she was still unhappy about her career path. Ms. Wandel began her journey at Kent State as a pre-fashion major, but after a year and a half, she realized that it was not right for her. Then she decided to change her major to...

Kent State students take part in the Internship, Co-Op and Career Fair sponsored by Career Exploration and Development. Kent State freshman Elena Neoh Ern Hui knew that she wanted to major in business, but it was not until she participated in the Flashternship program last spring that her career path became crystal clear. The Career Exploration and Development department arranged a Flashternship for Ms. Neoh Ern Hui at FedEx Custom Critical, and that is what guided...

Kent State University students interact with potential employers and practice skills they acquired through Career Exploration and Development in Kent State’s University College. 
Early and often. That is the new approach taken by Career Exploration and Development, in Kent State’s University College, in its outreach to freshmen and sophomores. It is important for university Career Exploration and Development to reach incoming students as early and often as possible to help them connect their interests and skills to...

Kent State University junior Stephanie Newton shops the Career Closet for a professional outfit for an upcoming job interview. Kent State University junior Stephanie Newton successfully juggles a tough schedule that includes taking classes in hospitality management, while raising four children and working several campus dining services jobs. It is no surprise that she does not have the resources to build the professional wardrobe needed to successfully interview for...

Kent State University employees Tabitha Martin, Lori Bodnar, Alicia Robinson and Kristin Williams stand in the clothes racks at the Kent State Career Closet, located in the lower level of the Williamson House on the university’s Kent Campus. University employees collect, organize and distribute professional attire for students in need of appropriate clothes for job interviews A good education and a solid résumé aren’t always enough to make a positive first impression. To bridge the gap, a group of Kent State University employees have come together to establish the Kent State...

Kent State University employees Tabitha Martin, Lori Bodnar, Alicia Robinson and Kristin Williams stand in the clothes racks at the Kent State Career Closet, located in the lower level of the Williamson House on the university’s Kent Campus. Kent State University’s Division of Human Resources, Career Exploration and Development, and the Center for Adult and Veteran Services have partnered to bring a unique job fair experience for U.S. Armed Forces veterans. Working as integral collaborators with Kent State are OhioMeansJobs Portage County, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,...