Career Development And Advancement Services

An overview of how to utilize Career Services to attain jobs

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Career Development And Advancement Services

Visit Career Services to help stay on track for future career goals.

Brandon Gervais, Editor

The ultimate goal in attending a university is to attain the skills and certification in a specific field to be used in a full time career. After graduation or during attendance, students want to reach these jobs they have trained for. Career Services provides information on jobs and careers for students and alumni. Their services are offered past graduation as they offer connections to employers directly through Kean University.

Every service the Career Development and Advancement Center offers can be accessed through their fact sheet on the university website. This overview can help in understanding what Career Services can offer students.

The Career Planning Guide is an outline of what students should focus on in regards to their careers throughout each year at Kean. It breaks down focus points students should be thinking about and maps out small tasks students can complete to succeed after that year. The guide is separated by academic year and an awareness focus point for these years. The awareness years are self-awareness, career awareness, academic awareness and finally professional awareness. Students can use the Career Planning Guide as a resource at any point to make sure they are on track to reach their career and professional goals.  

Career Service can offer a multitude of different resources to students including resume critiquing and improving. With an appointment, students can sit down with a representative from Career Services and go over their resumes. They will help to expand and highlight key attributes and accomplishments catered to the intending position. They will also explain which things need to be removed. To make an appointment, contact Career Development and Advancement Services located in the Nancy Thompson Library 145 at (908) 737-4626 or by emailing

Another service offered by Career Services is one on one career assessments to help student find their interest and what they want out of job. These sessions help to discover which positions are best for each student for their career paths or majors. These appointments consist of students speaking with career counselors. The department also offers monthly career clinics where students can stop by and speak with a career coordinator without an appointment. 

Kean University has a alumni and student specific job search portal. Through College Central, students can post their resumes and search for jobs. College Central is a hub offered by Kean University and it connects students to job offers in the area. The jobs range from full and part time to internships and externships of all kinds. Through this job search engine, students can filter what they are looking for and be shown jobs that fit what they are looking for. This is good for students looking for positions in their major or in their passions. It also can filter distance from a specific area.

Career Services is diligent in offering the best career resources it can to the students of Kean University. The goal is to provide or connect students to a position that will help them reach their full potential. In addition to College Central, Career Services has links to such services as the NJ Department of labor as well as U.S. Government for federal job opportunities. 

Students can contact Career Services by visiting them in the Nancy Thompson Library 145, contacting (908) 737-4626 or emailing

Career Services is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Call to schedule an evening appointment.

Career Services is open Monday through Thursday from 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  

about the author

Brandon Gervais, Editor

Brandon Gervais is a junior English education double major. Brandon works as an Editor for The Cougar’s Byte and originally joined the staff as a Staff Writer in November 2017. He is a part of the Leadership Institute as a Gold leader and has worked as a New Student Orientation Leader. In his free time, he is a performer for a world class independent competitive color guard team and coaches the Union High School Color Guard.