At Kenyon, we’re committed to developing the habits of mind needed in today’s world and that undergird truly rigorous thinking. We do this through an unabashed commitment to the liberal arts. From the beginning of a Kenyon education, students are introduced to the demands of multidisciplinary materials and they are encouraged to find meaningful connections. Undergraduates are expected to interrogate data, research concepts, and draw thoughtful conclusions with analytical reasoning. By arguing their perspectives, and respectfully listening to counterpoints, students are asked to contemplate ethical implications to societal quandaries within cultural, political, social, religious, and economic contexts. What’s more, Kenyon emphasizes writing, regardless of major. After all, powerful writers must first be powerful thinkers.
If these are the kinds of future interns and employees you’re looking for, the Career Development Office can help. We have easy on-line job posting options, on-campus recruiting, résumé collection, information sessions and tables, career treks, externships, and suggestions for hosting successful internships.
We’re confident that at Kenyon you’ll find the interns and/or recent graduates that will help advance your organization’s mission. Let us help you get started.
Our office uses the CSM platform Symplicity to collect and promote job and internship opportunities for students and alumni. We are always thrilled to add employers who are interested in finding Kenyon talent and who want to post to our job board. If you’re familiar with Symplicity, you can log in or request a new account. Or, you can simply fill out our Internship and Job Listing Form and we’ll post the opportunity on Symplicity for you.
If you cannot make it to Kenyon, that's alright! We will help your organization collect student resumes upon your request and send them to you on a time schedule that meets your needs. Please contact us for details!
Nothing gets students more excited about an organization than seeing the company in action. Kenyon arranges group site visits in different cities around the US over Spring Break each March. These are opportunities for students to visit top businesses and hear about potential careers from company leaders and young associates, providing valuable insight into different fields. Companies also can share about job and internship opportunities, and receive a résumé book of attendees. Please let us know if you’d like us to visit your organization.
Before students pick an internship for a summer, they often want to get a better sense of the organization’s work or of the industry more broadly. One-to-five day externships are a great way for students to experience your organization and consider future opportunities with your company. There is no cost to you, and great mini-experiences mean students start to share word-of-mouth endorsements of your company with their peers. Learn more about becoming a Job Shadow Program sponsor.
Recent studies have shown that more than 60% of employers report intern-to-permanent hiring practices and that internship experience is the most important résumé credential for landing a job after graduation. It’s no wonder employers and students are both more focused than ever on this important learning-by-doing model. However, not all internships are created equal, and in an increasingly competitive landscape for top talent, employers that establish powerful internship experiences, are likely to have a better chance of converting interns to full-time employees. Consider these suggestions when developing a transformative internship at your organization.
"Accenture is very proud to be able to hire Kenyon College graduates! We are especially impressed with the diversity that Kenyon graduates offer with a variety of educational backgrounds."
"Our Kenyon graduates are smart, creative problem solvers who are excited to learn and ready to contribute!"
Vice President, Director of Client Services Recruitment
Leo Burnett USA
"It is a pleasure to recruit and refer Kenyon graduates. They are prepared to succeed in our research laboratories based on their strong academic backgrounds and undergraduate experience."
Case Western Reserve University
If you are interested in recruiting at Kenyon College, contact:
Josh Lisko, Assistant Director for Career Development
101 E. Brooklyn St.
Gambier, OH 43022
Kenyon College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age or handicap in its educational programs and employment practices. The College requires that all on-campus recruiters provide equal educational and employment opportunities for all Kenyon students.
Individuals with disabilities who will require an accessible accommodation may contact the Kenyon Career Development Office at 740-427-5165.