Career Services FAQ
I'm concerned that my son/daughter does not know what they want to do for a career – where can they get assistance?
It's normal for students not to know what they want to do upon graduation or even now in selecting a major. The Career Services Center, located on the Kent campus, can help students discover their skills, abilities, interests, personality characteristics, values, etc. and how those relate to the selection of a major and ultimately a career decision. Your student should also talk to their academic advisor and professors about specific areas of interest, academic majors, and career opportunities. They can also visit the Office of Student Academic Support Services for more information.
How can my student assess which major is best for them?
The Office of Student Academic Support Services provides your student with the opportunity to take the Self-Directed Search in order to assess their Holland Code. Holland characterizes each person by his or her resemblance to the six personality types: realistic, investigative, artistic, social, enterprising, and conventional. Work environments have also been characterized by these six types/models.
There are many career related books available near the Office of Student Academic Support Services in the Geauga Campus Library as well. For example, there are books that address the required training and job opportunities by career field.
Please also refer your student to the following websites for additional help and advice:
-America's Career InfoNet/Career Exploration (http://www.acinet.org/acinet/explore.asp)
-Career Magazine/Career Resources (http://www.careermag.com/JS/CareerResources/)
-JobStar Career Guides (http://www.jobstar.org/tools/career/index.cfm)
-Personality Types (www.personalitytype.com)
-The Job Hunter's Bible (http://www.jobhuntersbible.com/)
-Transferable Job Skills (http://www.quintcareers.com/transferable_skills.html)
How does my student find a job upon graduation?
There is a job placement board located in the Academic Support Services, but your student can also utilize Kent State University's Career Services Center website to find internships and careers. In addition, academic advisors are willing to sit down with your student to explain the internship/job search process.