Kent State University, Career Exploration and Development

About Kent State University, Career Exploration and Development

Career Exploration and Development partners with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and employers to deliver programming and outreach, make connections, and build networks that create social capital and social mobility. In this career community model, we coordinate a variety of services including career advising, support in identifying and connecting to full-time, part-time, co-op, internship, and student employment opportunities, graduate school preparation, resume and cover letter critiques, practicing interviewing skills, navigating Handshake, preparing for career fairs, and more.

Career Exploration and Development also provides virtual drop-in sessions on a weekly basis to help students and alumni get quick answers to their career-related questions. Each drop-in visit lasts about 10-15 minutes and students and alumni are encouraged to attend multiple sessions throughout a semester.

If you’re looking for a great on-campus department to work for while building important skills including professionalism, leadership, and critical thinking, please consider applying for opportunities with Career Exploration and Development!


Practicum Student

May 2020 - August 2020 Kent, OH
“I enjoyed that the CED office was so accommodating and flexible with my schedule with a full time job and full time class schedule. I enjoyed that the CED employees took time out of their day to meet with me (virtually) and get to know me while I got to know them and understand their position better.”

Career Peer/Senior Career Peer

June 2019 Kent, OH
“CED also gives me a lot of freedom to be creative with the projects that I'm assigned, which I really like. I also felt like the training process was very thorough and by the time I started, for example, drop-ins at which I was the lead peer, I felt completely prepared. Feedback on your performance is very clear as well. Additionally, the whole staff at the office is very nice and helpful, and I have had nothing but positive interactions with everyone there! ”
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