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.

We can help you tap into the Kenyon Network, an expansive global network of alumni and parent career mentors who offer their invaluable insight and support with job shadowing, resume reviews, internships and interviews.

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, together with the Kenyon Network of alumni and parents, 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 recent sampling.

  • Asmod Khakurel

    Venture Capitalist

    Asmod Khakurel '24, a math and economics major, used his analytic and coding skills to problem-solve as a summer business intern at Morningstar. 

  • Stephanie

    Art Educator

    Art history and English double major Stephanie Chang '25 used her work experience as a Gund Gallery curatorial associate to secure an interactive role as an education intern at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

  • Andrew Stolarski

    Sports Programmer

    Andrew Stolarski '24 flexed his history major and student athlete credentials as a public programming intern at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. 

  • 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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