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Student Handbook

Career Services


Career Services is committed to preparing Emporia State students for future employment through career testing, internships, and personal and professional development.

Career Counseling

Professional career counselors are available to talk with students one-on-one about career goals and decisions. We also offer a 2 credit hour course, “Constructing Your Career,” each semester. This course involves an in-depth look at interests, values and personality, as well as academic majors and career options.

Part-Time Employment

Career Services maintains a current online database of part-time jobs at <>.  Also, watch for the annual Part-Time Job Fair during Hornet Orientation.


Students are encouraged to pursue an internship related to their major. Internships provide students with an opportunity to gain direct, hands-on experience in their field. Internships can be paid or unpaid and many of them also offer academic credit toward a student‘s degree. Set up an appointment with Career Services to get started.

Professional Development

Career Services trains students on topics such as choosing a major, writing a résumé, interviewing skills, dressing for success, getting into graduate school, finding an internship, and dining etiquette.

Career Database and Credentials Files

Career Services maintains an online career database, Hire-A-Hornet, for students and employers. Students may register online, submit their résumé, and sign up for on-campus interviews. Many corporations, agencies, and school districts come to ESU to recruit new employees. Registering with Career Services provides a tremendous number of employment options for students.

Career Services works with both school districts and students to facilitate employment in education. Education majors can maintain a Credentials File in Career Services. These files are sent to school districts throughout Kansas and the United States. Go to <> and click on “Forms.”

Résumé Review Service

Students who are registered with Career Services and have written a draft version of their résumé can email it to Career Services for a professional review. A staff member will review it and offer helpful suggestions and comments. Once you have created your Hire-a-Hornet profile, email  your résumé to


Each semester, Career Services offers a variety of events for students, including career fairs, professional etiquette dinners, dress-for-success style shows, and other activities designed for students making the transition from school to work. A complete list of events can be found on our website.

For information, please contact us at or 620-341-5407, or go to 050 Memorial Union. Visit the Career Services website at