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Common Sense

Develop skills employers want while pursuing your Business degree at Kent State University!

Here are skills they are looking for:

  • Good Communications Skills
    Take writing and speech communications courses and get involved in student organizations which will help in the development of communications skills.
  • Good Computer Skills
    Take computer courses, consider a computer information systems minor, apply your computer knowledge through student organization involvement (organize their records, write their web page, etc.) and/or study and learn computers, software, the internet on your own.
  • Team Players
    Learn about being a team player from class projects, internships, work experience of any kind and/or from your active involvement as a student leader or member of a committee with student organizations.
  • Work Experience
    Work experience comes in many packages. It can be related to the profession you hope to pursue through internships) or it can be anything from road construction to working at a fast food restaurant. The experience you get and how you articulate that experience are what matters. Have you learned how to work with and for others? Have you learned how to manage your time and money (and people perhaps)? Have you learned about responsibility, dependability and more? Leadership in student organizations is another way to learn all of the above and more.

See an academic advisor in the Undergraduate Programs Office at least once each semester while earning your Business degree!


Here's how they will help you:
  • select courses that will help develop knowledge and skills employers want,
  • select or change a major or minor,
  • learn about available internships, full-time job opportunities, scholarships, honors, awards, and student organizations,
  • organize a well-balanced schedule of classes,
  • interpret college and university rules.

Select your electives wisely!

When you write your resume, will you be able to list a related minor or will you be able to list courses such as World Geography, Industrial Psychology, Psychology of Motivation, Foreign Languages, Expository Writing, or Literature courses? Remember, every business student takes accounting, economics, finance, statistics, marketing, legal environment, computer information systems, operations management and management on the way to earning their business degree. Your electives are what help make you different from everyone else. Choose them wisely.

Use Kent's Career Services Center!

Here's how they will help you:

  • match your skills and interests to possible career areas,
  • learn about real jobs from the people who actually do them,
  • find summer jobs and internships,
  • research career areas and job opportunities
  • write a resume and cover (application) letters,
  • prepare to interview on campus with 100's of possible employers of Kent graduates,
  • find full-time professional employment

Go to Career Services Center now!