- Career & Major Selection
- Graduate School Prep
- Internship Prep
- Job & Internship Search
- Testing (ACT, CLEP)
Services for Students and Alumni:
Career Services Center261 Schwartz Center
Job Postings & Employers
KSU Student Employment
HoursMonday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call for an Appointment
Drop-In Career CounselingMonday - Friday
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 2 - 4 p.m.
Career Readiness Checklist
Use this checklist for choosing a career path and preparing for your job search.
IMAGE: Square I have considered what is important to me in my career and life.
IMAGE: Square I understand the need for self-assessment because I am my own best resource in the career and life planning process.
IMAGE: Square I have identified my strongest abilities and skills.
IMAGE: Square I have identified the personal values that are important as I make career decisions.
IMAGE: Square I have identified my interests.
IMAGE: Square I can describe my preferred work environment.
IMAGE: Square I have thought about the type of lifestyle I want.
IMAGE: Square I can articulate experiences and achievements that clarify a pattern of interests and abilities that are relevant to my career.
Knowledge of Employers and Careers
IMAGE: Square I have focused my career choices and researched these fields using a variety of current career/employer information.
IMAGE: Square I have conducted an informational interview with at least one person in each of the career fields I am considering.
IMAGE: Square I have identified employers, faculty, alumni, or others to interview who are relevant to my career field.
IMAGE: Square I have decided on a career field and have declared a major that is complimentary.
IMAGE: Square I have started to develop a broad list of job titles to research.
IMAGE: Square I have developed a well-defined career objective that focuses my job search on particular organizations and employers.
IMAGE: Square I have participated in internships, extracurricular, work, and volunteer activities that relate to my chosen career.
Knowledge of Job Search Strategies
IMAGE: Square I can answer the question, "Why should I hire you?" with hard evidence.
IMAGE: Square I know how to network effectively.
IMAGE: Square I have asked individuals to serve as professional references.
IMAGE: Square I have taken advantage of the Career Services Center's resources.
IMAGE: Square I have written an effective resume and cover letter and asked an expert for feedback.
IMAGE: Square I have established a professional online presence through LinkedIn and other social media.
IMAGE: Square I know where to search for jobs targeted to my specific field of interest.
IMAGE: Square I have prepared for job interviews by completing a mock interview.
IMAGE: Square I know how to follow up after a job interview.
IMAGE: Square I know how to write a thank you letter.
IMAGE: Square I know how to negotiate a job offer.