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EKU Online Career Services

The EKU Office of Academic and Career Services is a one-stop shop for all of your career and professional development needs. We offer a variety of services to current online EKU students and alumni to help you with your career development, decision-making and job search.

Browse through our career services resources or contact your online alumni/career service liaison, Allison Reusch, at allison.reusch@eku.edu or (859)-622-8679 for one-on-one assistance.

What Can I Do With My Degree?

Trusted Career and Employment Resources

What Can I Do With This Major

Developed by the University of Tennessee (UT), this site provides information on available majors, career opportunities within each major and strategies to be a top candidate in your field. It will allow you to see outlines of common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Produced by the US Department of Labor, this resource overviews specific work tasks, employment environments, educational qualifications, job outlook, and salary ranges for a wide variety of occupations. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is the principal fact-finding agency for the federal government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics. The BLS is an independent national statistical agency that collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates essential statistical data to the American public, the U.S. Congress, other federal agencies, state and local governments, business, and labor. The BLS also serves as a statistical resource to the Department of Labor.

Occupational Information Network

The Occupational Information Network (O*NET) is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration. The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated from input by a broad range of workers in each occupation.

This platform serves as the nation’s primary source of occupational information, providing comprehensive information on key attributes and characteristics of workers and occupations. This resource can be used as a tool for career exploration and job analysis.

CareerOneStop

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals, CareerOneStop serves as a great resource for employment information and inspiration on how to further your career.

Submitting Career Documents for Review

It is important to read, edit and re-read both your resume and cover letter for typosWhen you are at a point where you feel confident to submit your items for review, you have TWO options:

  1. Smarthinking Review
  2. Utilize EKU’s Office of Academic & Career Services for help with resume and cover letter critiques and personalized feedback. Schedule your resume & cover letter review through your Handshake Account.

We have partnered with Smarthinking services and would like to be of assistance in helping you create job-related materials that stand out in a fiercely competitive marketplace. Wherever you are in your professional career – whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned professional – we would like to extend the offer to have professional assistance in helping you craft your resume and/or cover letter. Specialists at Smarthinking offer personalized 24-hour return feedback to help improve your documents to launch the next stage of your career. Smarthinking specialist can help improve any document or message potential employers see, including:  

  • Cover Letters
  • Resumes
  • Interview Responses
  • Personal Branding
  • Personal Statements
  • Elevator Statements
  • Application Materials
  • LinkedIn profiles and other social media content

Smarthinking Career Writing Experts are professional writers and editors who are extensively trained to help our students, like yourself, communicate more effectively, both during job searches and in all your ongoing workplace communications. Smarthinking tutors can help you:

  • Give employers what they’re looking for when they review an applicant’s materials
  • Craft succinct, powerful elevator pitches that excite employers in 30 seconds
  • Write compelling cover letters that clearly show why your suited for the job
  • Build LinkedIn profiles highlighting your capabilities, interests, brands, and mission
  • Develop personal brands that make your more attractive job candidates

Overall, as our valued online student we want to connect with you and be of assistance in climbing the ladder of career success.

Uploading Career Service Requests

Please click here for directions on how to upload your career service request or simply follow the steps listed below to get started:

  • Login to your EKU Blackboard student account.
  • Access the program portal for your specific major (example: PSY majors would access their Psychology Student Portal)
  • Select the “Tools” button within your program portal tab options
  • Within the tools option you will select the button that says “Smarthinking
  • Select “Submit My Writing
  • Select “Resume or Cover Letter” or, for any other job search or application materials, select “Career Writing
  • Complete the submission form to tell us anything we need to know about the job or application materials so we can provide the most informed review
  • Click “Choose File” to upload file (i.e. resume, cover letter, or so forth)
  • Look for an email and/or text notification within 24 hours as soon as the review is ready
  • Click “My Sessions and Submissions” to view your resume, cover letter, and career writing reviews along with any other archived sessions

*NOTE: If you have any trouble accessing Smarthinking, please contact (859) 622-8679.

Job Opportunities

Handshake
Co-op/Internships
Job Opportunities

Handshake

Handshake is a database of full-time, part-time, seasonal and internship positions filtered and maintained by the Office of Academic & Career Services. Handshake lists positions from local, national, and international organizations. It also serves as the portal through which you can schedule in person or virtual appointments with the Office of Academic & Career Services to have your resume reviewed and/or schedule a mock interview. It is also the first place you can check for career fairs, interviews, and other career-related events happening on or around campus. Most importantly, Handshake is offered at more than 500 colleges and universities, so it gives you access to a national network of hiring employers. Handshake is accessible through a user-friendly app that you download on your mobile device.  To get started, log onto Handshake at EKU.joinhandshake.com using your student email (mymail) credentials and set up a profile. When creating your personal profile, be sure to include the following:

  • Add your work experience
  • Add your education
  • Add any projects and extracurricular(s) you would like to mention to future employers
  • Follow your favorite employers
  • Uploaded your most current and up to date resume. Once your resume is approved by the Office of Academic & Career Services it will be active for all employers connected with Handshake to see.

Learn how to navigate Handshake:

Co-op/Internships

Eastern Kentucky University’s Co-op Program is the first program accredited in the state of Kentucky by the Accreditation Council for Co-op and Internship.  We offer both Co-op and Internship opportunities.

Learn More About Co-ops/Internships

Job Opportunities, Job boards & Employers

To learn more about job opportunities and direct links that you can find job boards related to your interest/career field please visit: https://oacs.eku.edu/job-opportunities.

List of Employers by Major:

Buzzfile, a comprehensive business information database, pulls industry data from a variety of sources. This list shows the number of employers in any state by major. By clicking on the major, you will be able to see details about the employers including founding year, size, revenue, contact information, and similar companies.

Career Outlook for Individual Degrees

For information regarding specific EKU Online programs, please visit your chosen program for career opportunity information.

Computer Science

General Studies

Instructional Design & Learning Technology