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About Career Development

Advisory Committee

The Career Development Office maintains an advisory committee made up of human resource professionals from area businesses and industry to advise the office in current trends within the area. A representative of career development also attends most departmental advisory committee meetings and works closely with all academic department chairs in order to assist graduates in obtaining the best possible positions in their chosen field.

Career Exploration - MyPlan

Career direction is available on the internet through MyPlan, a comprehensive developmental career guidance tool. This service is free. It will help you prioritize the job characteristics that are important to you, identify personality traits that might affect your choices, explore your transferable skills from previous jobs, volunteer work and hobbies, learn what your ideal work environment is and match your personality with specific occupations. For more information on MyPlan, please contact Career Development Office, Room S100 or 330-966-5459.

Job Fair

Stark State, in cooperation with other colleges, participates in the annual Stark County Collegiate Job Fair. Students can meet employer representatives face-to-face, learn about companies, discuss career opportunities and distribute resumes.

Mock Interviews

First impressions in the job search are crucial. Employer representatives are available once a month to help students practice their interviewing skills. Signs are posted throughout the College with detailed information on the date, time and location of the interviews. Students are expected to provide a resume before the interview and come dressed in interview attire.

On-Campus Interview

The Career Development Office offers employers the opportunity to recruit on campus. A private interview room is provided. Notices are posted throughout the campus announcing upcoming on-campus visits. Registered students and alumni may obtain an interview time by signing up in the Career Center, Room S100.

Part-Time / Student Jobs

The Career Development Office maintains a job board outside of Room S100 where student and part-time jobs are posted. Notices of job openings are received from area employers and individuals. These jobs are available to all interested students.