Marijean Benedik, Director, Career and Academic Development
B.A., M.L.S., Kent State University
Morgan Kush, Coordinator for Career Development
B.S., M.S.Ed., Youngstown State University
Career planning is an important part of college, and the Career Development office is here to support students in preparing for their futures. The office provides students with opportunities to develop lifelong skills of self-assessment working through the exploration process and overall career planning techniques. The Career Development website offers resources for career exploration, job searching techniques, as well as an online employment and internship database, Handshake.
The Career Development office understands the importance of internships and the role they play in career planning. Students will work with both their advisor and Career Development to work through the internship process. At Hiram, we have had students intern with NASA, the Smithsonian, and the Cleveland Browns. Additionally, Career Development will review and edit resumes, cover letters, complete mock interviews, work with students on the job searching process, as well as assisting with the graduate school application process. Both employers and graduate school recruiters will also be brought to campus for graduate school programs, internships along with employment opportunities. The Hiram Career Development office participates in multiple consortiums to provide our students and alumni access to employers through job and internship fairs throughout the region.