How to Explore a Career

Not sure where to begin? You've come to the right place!

The Career Development Office is here to help you from square one. We recommend that you schedule an appointment with the CDO early in your Kenyon career, but it is never too late to visit our office. We have great resources that can help guide you to where you want to be — even if you aren't sure where that is yet. Here are some ways to get started.

Find a mentor in the Kenyon Career Network

Mentors on the Kenyon Career Network (KCN) provide information about their careers, industries, workplaces, geographic regions or the pursuit of advanced degrees. Whether you’re a student or graduate, connect with passionate alumni and parent volunteers eager to make career introductions and to offer professional advice. More about the KCN

Job shadow

A job shadow is an opportunity for students to explore a career of interest by observing an alumnus, alumna, parent or other volunteer in their place of work, typically for a period of 1-5 days. More about Job Shadows

Complete a professional extension project (PEP)

PEPs are real-world, project-based learning opportunities that allow Kenyon students to develop key skills and receive feedback from professionals in their field. Current fields include science communication, bioinformatics algorithms, entrepreneurship, computing, marketing and social media, and biotech. More about PEP

Complete a career assessment with the CDO

Improve your understanding of your interests and skill sets by completing free careers assessments offered through the CDO. Schedule an appointment.