Skip Navigation
A female student walks across campus in the fall

First Year and Sophomores

Discover New Opportunities!

During your first and second year, it’s a great chance to explore what you’re curious about. Our Career Advisors are here to assist you. Schedule an appointment today!

Handshake

Find internships, jobs, on-campus employment, as well as resume resources, upcoming career events, and more! Download the Handshake app in Apple App Store or Google Play.

Spring 2024 Career Events

Save the Dates!

Resume Review Day
Thursday, March 28th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, TBD

Environmental, Sustainability, & Summer Camps Career & Internship Fair
Monday, April 1st, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Student Center Atrium

Business and Media Career & Internship Fair
Tuesday, April 2nd, 12:30 – 2:30 pm, Student Center Atrium

Social Services, Justice, and Healthcare Career & Internship Fair
Wednesday, April 3rd, 12:30 – 2:30 pm, Student Center Atrium

Manufacturing and STEM Career & Internship Fair
Thursday, April 4th, 12:30 – 2:30 pm, Student Center Atrium

Career & Internship Fair Tips

Prepare:

  • Download the Handshake App in Apple App Store or Google Play. Activate your Handshake account and update your profile.
  • Research companies: using the fair directory, identify companies that align with your interests.
  • Update your resume and get it reviewed at Career Services.
  • Prepare your elevator pitch: use our worksheets to help you craft an elevator pitch that introduces yourself, your skills, and your career aspirations.

During the Fair:

  • Dress professionally: first impressions matter. Looking for affordable professional clothes? Try the Thrifty Owl, Linda’s Closet, or local thrift stores.
  • Resumes: have copies of your updated resume to distribute to recruiters.
  • Ask for business cards or contact information.
  • Bring a folder or portfolio: take notes about each interaction to help you remember key details.

Following the Fair:

  • Send a Thank You email expressing your interest in their company and thanking them for their time.

Career Exploration

Feeling unsure about your major or uncertain about the career possibilities ahead? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Our career exploration services include uncovering your strengths and interests, understanding your values, and exploring various majors and career paths. Together, we’ll create a personalized plan to guide you towards success. Take the first step now by clicking the links below.

Resume, Cover Letter, and LinkedIn

Create a resume that showcases your education, skills, and valuable experiences and is perfectly aligned with each position you apply for!

KSC Students and Alumni: log into Handshake and visit the Career Center Resources page for an expanded selection of KSC resume and cover letter samples by academic major.

Career & Internship Fair Tips

Prepare:

  • Download the Handshake App in Apple App Store or Google Play. Activate your Handshake account and update your profile.
  • Research companies: using the fair directory, identify companies that align with your interests.
  • Update your resume and get it reviewed at Career Services.
  • Prepare your elevator pitch: use our worksheets to help you craft an elevator pitch that introduces yourself, your skills, and your career aspirations.

During the Fair:

  • Dress professionally: first impressions matter. Looking for affordable professional clothes? Try the Thrifty Owl, Linda’s Closet, or local thrift stores.
  • Resumes: have copies of your updated resume to distribute to recruiters.
  • Ask for business cards or contact information.
  • Bring a folder or portfolio: take notes about each interaction to help you remember key details.

Following the Fair:

  • Send a Thank You email expressing your interest in their company and thanking them for their time.

Internships

Internships can help you gain knowledge and skills, explore your values and the impact you have on society, learn about various professions, and easily transition to the professional world or graduate school.

Contact Career Services

603-358-2500
KSC.CareerServices@keene.edu
229 Main Street
Keene, New Hampshire 03435