Building a meaningful career starts with knowing who you are — what motivates you, what kind of environment you thrive in, what sparks your curiosity. We listen to you, working together on connecting your interests with professional opportunities that promote exploration.

Find a career that speaks to you.

What energizes you? Where do you find joy in your academic work and extracurricular activities? The CDO team can talk you through these questions to help you explore potential career paths through job shadows, mentor meetings and career consultations.

Build skills and meaningful work experiences.

Gain meaningful work experience by spending time in a field that interests you. We can help you find and apply for internships and connect you with professional extension projects that provide you with the tools to succeed.

Craft your own narrative.

With our help, you can translate your skills, experiences and academic history into cover letters and resumes that pop. We’ll assist in adapting your real-world experiences into job application-ready materials.

Handshake is your career resource hub.

Log in with your Kenyon username and password to schedule appointments with the CDO, access resume tools and search for opportunities on and off campus. Kenyon alumni and partners also use Handshake to recruit from Kenyon for their opportunities.

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Fast-Paced Summers

From working in book publishing to investment banking, Kenyon students land meaningful internships each summer Here's a sampling from 2022.

  • Rocco Danese

    Investment Analyst

    Rocco Danese '23, a political science major, honed his knowledge of equities as an intern at BlackRock.

  • Olivia

    Book Publisher

    Olivia Vreeland '23, an English major, took a deep dive in the world of book publishing at Rizzoli, New York.

  • Asmod Khakurel

    Venture Capitalist

    Asmod Khakurel '24, a math and economics major, immersed himself in investment strategy as a venture capital intern at the Ohio Innovation Fund. 

  • Ngone Fall

    Cancer Researcher

    Ngone Fall ’23, a biology major, examined the pre-operative decision making process in complex surgical cases at the James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute.

  • $500Kin annual funding supports internships and summer research for Kenyon students.

  • 20,000alumni receive resumes from graduating seniors through Kenyon Candidates, an online publication produced by the Career Development Office.

  • 200 industries are represented by Kenyon’s global network of alumni and parent career mentors.

  • 96%of students engage in a career-building activity like interning, job shadowing or networking.

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