Colleges & Universities
YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555
Office of Career Exploration & Development (Jones Hall): 330 941-3515
Justin Edwards, director: 330 941-3569
YSU offers a wide variety of associate, bachelor’s, graduate and online degree programs through six colleges, including the Williamson College of Business Administration. The Office of Career Exploration & Development supports students in preparation for work or further education and provides career development and professional preparation opportunities for job/internship seekers and alumni. Staff members can be scheduled for presentations to schools on resume development, interviewing and career exploration. Employers may register for the Handshake program, allowing them to post full-time positions and internships, schedule on-campus interviews, review resumes and prescreen candidates to select for interviews.
EASTERN GATEWAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE
4000 Sunset Boulevard
Steubenville, OH 43952
Leanna Lulla, career development coordinator: 740 264-5591, ext. 1650
EGCC YOUNGSTOWN CAMPUS
139 E. Boardman St., 445
Roxanne Bohach, interim director of career development: 330 480-0725, ext. 2102
EGCC’s Workforce Development and Community Outreach office prepares students for job opportunities in high-demand careers through short-term training. Programs are developed that fit the needs of the community as determined by a close working relationship with businesses and industries, state and national agencies, adult career center partners and professional associations. Classes are offered in Steubenville and at the downtown Youngstown campus, where career services include interviewing, networking opportunities, job-search assistance and exposure to employers through career and internship fairs. Employers can take advantage of on-campus recruiting, personal contact with the Career Development staff and employer site visits.
KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
800 E. Summit St.
Kent, OH 4240
Career Exploration & Development Staff: Kent.edu/career/staff
Kristin Williams, executive director: 330 672-8372
Kent State operates an eight-campus system, each operating in accordance with Kent State’s educational and public-service mission and offers a wide variety of educational programs and outreach activities to local schools, community groups and business and industry. Regional campuses located in or near the Mahoning Valley include:
KENT STATE TRUMBULL CAMPUS
4314 Mahoning Ave. NW
Warren, OH 44483
Tiffany Tyre, coordinator, career planning, 330 675-8879
The Trumbull Campus offers associate degrees five associate degree programs, some with options (the Associate of Applied Business, for instance, includes Accounting, Business Management, Cybersecurity, Information Technology and Office Technology with Medical Billing Concentration). The Office of Career Services can assist students with career exploration, resume and cover letter development, interview preparation, job and internship search and graduate school planning.
KENT STATE COLUMBIANA CAMPUSES (SALEM and EAST LIVERPOOL)
David Dees, dean and chief administrative officer: 330 382-7411 (East Liverpool); 330 337-4205 (Salem)
Ashley Dunlope, Career Services 330 337-4280 (East Liverpool); 330 337-4280 (Salem)
Associate degrees are offered in 15 subject areas between the two campuses such as Horticulture Technology (Salem) and Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology (East Liverpool). Associate degrees also can allow students to complete general education requirements through a two-year program for later transfer into a four-year degree.
KENT STATE SALEM CAMPUS
2491 state Route 45 South
Salem, OH 44460
KENT STATE EAST LIVERPOOL CAMPUS
400 E. 4th St.
East Liverpool, OH 43920
KENT STATE ASHTABULA CAMPUS
3300 Lake Road West
Ashtabula, OH 44004
Career Services: Kent.edu/ashtabula/career-services
Irene Skleres, coordinator, academic/career & student accessibility services: 440 964-4304
Handshake job posting board (students and alumni): Kent.joinhandshake.com/login
Career Services at the Ashtabula Campus can assist students with resume/cover letter development, interview preparation and practice, career search assistance and guidance, job and internship opportunities, employer connections and more. Two-year associate degree programs are offered in 15 areas including Viticulture, Nursing and Business Management, and students can begin coursework in the more than 282 undergraduate degree programs.
PENN STATE UNIVERSITY
201 Old Main
University Park, PA 16802
Career Resource Center: 814 865-2377
Routinely named to U.S. News & World Report “Best Colleges” rankings and 9th among U.S. public universities on the 2022 World University Rankings , Penn State is comprised of 16 academic colleges and several additional schools. The university has campuses in 24 Keystone State communities, including one in the local region as follows:
PENN STATE SHENANGO
147 Shenango Ave.
Sharon, PA 16146
Academic & Career Planning Services: 724 983-2860
Taylor Cole, Career Services coordinator and academic adviser: 724 983-2844
The Shenango Campus Office of Career Services assists current students and Penn State alumni in any stage of career development. Services include choosing or changing a career direction, interview skills, assessment of abilities, interests and priorities, job search strategies and dressing for success. Employers can register at no cost with Nittany Lion Careers (Nittanylioncareers.psu.edu) to post employment, internship and/or co-op opportunities and view a searchable database of student resumes and/or utilize campus facilities to interview students for employment and internship opportunities.
MERCY COLLEGE OF OHIO
2221 Madison Ave.
Toledo, OH 43604
Student Success Center: 419 251-8955
Kristen Porter, director of career, professional development and retention: 419 251-1339
Mercy College is a private Catholic institution with a focus on health care education, offering graduate, baccalaureate, associate and certificate programs. The Student Success Center includes the Office of Career, Professional Development and Retention, which assists students with such things as resumes and cover letters and invites employers to post job openings. The associate degree in nursing program is offered at the Youngstown campus, where students also may complete an Ophthalmic Assistant certificate using the local facilities.
MERCY COLLEGE OF OHIO – ST. ELIZABETH CAMPUS
1044 Belmont Ave.
Youngstown, OH 44504
Lorraine Coalmer, COO, associate program director: 330 480-2369
Darnell Larosa, enrollment and student affairs coordinator: 330 480-3823
75 College Ave.
Greenville, PA 16125
Career Development Center: Thiel.edu/academics/career-development-center
Liza Schaef, Center director: 724 589-2063
The Career Development Center, open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, provides services to students, alumni and employers, partnering with students to develop a personalized career plan and provide career-related opportunities. Fully 95% of Thiel graduates who have reported back are employed or in graduate school within three months of graduation, 100% complete an internship or practicum prior to graduation, and 75% of recent alumni say they’ve taken advantage of the 15,000+ member Thiel network while searching for a job.
GROVE CITY COLLEGE
100 Campus Drive
Grove City, PA 16127
Mandy Sposato, director of career services: 724 458-2051
The Office of Career Services is part of the Academic Resource Center located in Crawford Hall. The office assists students with career plans, job searches and internships. Services include assessments, resume review, mock interviews and more.
319 S. Market St.
New Wilmington, PA 16172
Professional Development Center:
Chad A. Serfass, director: 724 946-7110
The Center offers resume review, assessments, mock interviews and more to help students discern their academic and vocational interests. Through programming, individualized support and connections with the Titan Network of alumni and friends, students are empowered for success in the 21st century workforce.
ALLEGHENY WESLEYAN COLLEGE
2161 Woodsdale Road
Salem, OH 44460
Jim Dentler, director of admissions: 330 337-6403, ext. 170
View course catalog: AWC.edu/class-catalog
Academic programs are structured to prepare Christian workers for ministerial, missionary, music ministry and Christian education, the latter of which helps prepare students for teaching in private Christian schools and academies. From 2016 to 2021, 96% of bachelor graduates have been engaged in a related field to their ministry degree. Many students are active in the local community such as at the Columbiana County Jail, the Sophia Women’s Center, Salem North Healthcare and Blossom Nursing centers and community hospice. The Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection is the college’s denominational sponsor.
SLIPPERY ROCK UNIVERSITY
1 Morrow Way
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
William J. Behre, president: 724 738-2000
John Rindy, director, Career Education and Development: 724 738-2028
Success coaching: SRU.edu/academics/academic-services/student-success-coaches (724 738-2011)
Office of Career Education and Development: SRU.edu/life-at-sru/career-education-and-development
Big Interview program: Sru.biginterview.com
SRU, a member of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education, is a four-year public comprehensive university offering a wide array of undergraduate and select graduate programs to more than 8,500 students. Career coaching is provided through resources such as Handshake, a system for job postings, events and more, one-on-one coaching appointments, workshops and recruiting events and a Big Interview program to learn and practice interview skills.
UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION
1972 Clark Ave.
Alliance, OH 44601
Dr. Thomas J. Botzman, president
Office of Student Affairs: MountUnion.edu/administration/student-affairs
Amanda Valverde, executive assistant, Student Affairs: 800 992-6682, ext. 2690
Founded in 1846, Mount Union offers a wide variety of undergraduate academic majors including accounting, biomedical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, environmental science, management, mechanical engineering, neuroscience, risk management and insurance and sport business.
2600 Cleveland Ave. NW
Canton, OH 447i09
Center for Academic Success: Malone.edu/academics/academic-resources/center-for-student-success (330 471-8390)
Jason Moyer, vice president of enrollment
Malone University is an academic institution in the Christian tradition of the Evangelical Friends Church and is committed to intellectual enrichment in the context of Christian faith. The Center for Student Success supports students in their pursuit of life-long learning, personal/spiritual growth and career readiness and coordinates campus-wide efforts to promote learning and encourage success and retention through graduation. The Center also helps students begin their vocational journeys by assisting with career-focused personality inventories, one-on-one mentoring with faculty, practical job-seeking skills and internships, service-learning experiences and/or major research project opportunities.
11715 Garfield Road
Hiram, OH 44234
Jana Willan, director of admission: 330 569-5178
Bethani Burkhart, director of career and academic development: 330 569-5132
Career Development: Hiram.edu/academics/support-services/careerdevelopment
Employer Handshake Help Center: Support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us/categories/202707307-Employer
Nationally accredited and ranked, Hiram College offers 32 majors, 36 minors, five pre-professional concentrations, two dual degree options and a graduate program. Of these, 15 can be completed as a three-year accelerated program; all are intended to prepare students for a complex and demanding world of work. The Office of Career Development assists Hiram students and alumni become more effective and prepared professionals. Through the Handshake app, jobs and internships can be posted (primarily full-time, degree-required positions and internships), while part-time jobs are shared via the office job board. Data from a 2020 survey found that 94% of respondents were employed in their field of choice.
3200 College Ave.
Beaver Falls, PA 15010
Dr. Calvin L. Troup, president: 724 847-6610
Center for Calling and Career: 724 847-6572
Krista Autrey, director, Center for Calling and Career
Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor. More than 145 majors and programs are offered, including an ABET-accredited engineering major that is ranked one of the Best Undergraduate Engineering programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report to an accounting program with a 100% graduate placement rate. Nearly 100% of students qualify for some type of financial assistance. The Center for Calling and Career provides assistance with developing resumes, preparing for job interviews, organizing campus career fairs, career assessments and more.
219 Meadville St.
Edinboro, PA 16444
Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson, president
Frank G. Pogue Student Center: 814 732-2842
TartanEdge Center for Career Development & Experiential Learning: https://tartanedge.edinboro.edu
Christina Moreschi, career development manager: 814 732-2781
Founded in 1857 as a private training school for teachers, Edinboro has grown into the northwestern Pennsylvania region’s largest and most comprehensive institution of higher education with more than 100 areas of academic study (119 baccalaureate degree programs, 37 graduate, 11 associate degree and 16 certificates). From 2015 to 2019, 90% of alumni were found to be either employed or attending graduate or professional school within a year of graduating. The TartanEdge Center for Career Development & Experiential Learning offers assistance with job searching/career planning, preparing for interviews and career fairs, planning, searching and applying for internships and more. Through the Handshake platform, employers can post jobs and internships, review student and alumni profiles and resumes and communicate directly with candidates.
STARK STATE COLLEGE
6200 Frank Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Para M. Jones, president
Career Services Office: 330 966-5459
Mandy Hinkel, director of Career Services and Workforce Development Specialist: 330 494-6170, ext. 4271
Through the main campus and locations in Akron, Barberton and downtown Canton, Stark State is the fourth largest of the 23 public two-year colleges in the University System of Ohio. More than 230 associate degrees and certificates are offered in business, education, engineering technologies, health and public services, information technology, liberal arts, mathematics and sciences. The college also offers for-credit and noncredit workforce training courses for employers that are flexible and accessible. The Career Services Office offers in-person services in such areas as internships, interview practice, resume preparation and job search as well as resource guides on topics like dressing for success, elevator pitches, resume development.
2020 E. Maple St.
North Canton, OH 44720
Ohio TechCred program: Walsh.edu/ohio-tech-cred.html
TechCred officer: Dr. Daniel Passerini, 330 244-4746
As a Catholic university with students from 46 states and 35 countries offering undergraduate, graduate and online adult accelerated degree programs, Walsh University’s mission is to develop leaders in service to others. Walsh offers small class sizes, hands-on experiential learning opportunities, interdisciplinary institutes, internships and global learning programs. A skilled workforce training program helps equip businesses with practical technology solutions, with courses designed to place emphasis on relevant core competencies and select modules to meet the criteria for credentials under the TechCred Program for Ohio-based businesses.
THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER
1189 Beall Ave.
Wooster, OH 44691
Sarah Bolton, president: 330 263-2311
APEX Center: Wooster.edu/apex
Amber Larson, APEX director: 330 263-2595
Ashleigh Best, associate director of career planning: 330 263-2496
The College of Wooster prepares students to become leaders of character and influence in an interdependent global community, mentored by a faculty nationally recognized for excellence in teaching. Offering some 50 academic areas of studies such as Business Economics, Computer Science, Global Media & Digital Studies, the large number of students who go on to earn a graduate or professional degree can take advantage of pre-professional programs like Pre-Architecture, Pre-Engineering and Pre-Law while completing a liberal arts education. The Advising, Planning and Experiential Learning Center (APEX), located in the Gault Library, houses seven integrated offices where students can research internship opportunities, get advice on pursuing an entrepreneurial idea, work on a resume or practice interviewing skills and more.
UNIVERSITY OF AKRON
302 E. Buchtel Ave.
Akron, OH 44325
Dr. Gary L. Miller, president: 330 872-7869
Office of Career Services: akron.edu/career
Laura Carey, director of Career Services: 330 972-7827
Founded in 1870 as Buchtel College, the University of Akron boasts students from 46 states and 44 foreign countries and offers a wide variety of in-demand undergraduate and graduate programs including many that are nationally recognized for excellence. In addition to the campus in metropolitan Akron, U of A offers courses in Lakewood, Medina, Orrville and online. Classroom presentations offered by Career Services include interviewing skills, job search strategy, networking, dress for success and more plus the Handshake Networking and Job Board for students and alumni. A survey of Spring 2018 graduates found that 92% of graduates who earned an undergraduate degree were employed full- or part-time and/or are continuing their education.