Career Exploration

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career path and Degree planning tools

Trying to decide what major or career is right for you? Talk to your advisor, a faculty member, or a career development staff member to start planning for your dream career. As a Hiram student, you also have access to PathwayU, an online career path and degree planning assessment tool that takes approximately 18-22 minutes to complete.

Student Interns

Major: Management
Minor: Entrepreneurship

Research Assistant, Hiram College

Ashley is currently interning as a research assistant at Hiram College for Professor Morgan Clevenger. After recently declaring her major, she was excited to find an opportunity to benefit her future career path. So far, Ashley has learned more about organizing research, working with Microsoft Excel, and managing her time.

“This internship will benefit my future studies and career path. I am hoping to learn more about professionalism in management and research data collection!”

Ashley is active on Hiram’s Cheer and STUNT team, enjoys makeup, and spending her time outdoors.

Major: Management

Intern, Cedar Point Express Hotel

Maya Henry is working as an intern at Cedar Point Express Hotel and is working first-hand with guest experience and hospitality. She was interested in networking and working alongside others that have pursued their education in a similar field as her.

“This internship will help me in my future career more than I think it will. It’s opened my eyes to learning more about the hospitality field.”

Working first hand with guests has taught Maya patience and problem solving. Not all guests approach her with the same request and Maya ensures each experience with her guests is a positive one.

Maya loves sushi, traveling, napping, and hopes to become a general manager for a resort or casino.

Major: Biology and Environmental Studies

U.S. Forest Service, Alaska

Collin is working for the U.S. Forest Service in Ketchikan, Alaska where he is working on recreational management for campgrounds, cabins, and hiking trails. Because of the nature of his work, Collin has gained several certifications in crosscut saw & ax, marine boating, ATV, CPR, and level A chainsaw.

“This internship advances my qualifications and certifications for being accepted into a government position and it is giving me an insight into the workings of the Forest Service.”

Collin loves to go fly-fishing and has been successful in catching salmon this summer in Alaska!