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Welcome to Career Services
Career services is here to help students clarify and attain their goals
The career services department is here to help current students, recent graduates and alumni polish their professional skills and transition into the workplace. Kettering College is committed to helping our students get a jump start on their healthcare careers. Be sure to check our website regularly, we host resume and interview workshops. Anyone with a KC email address now has access to our FREE online resume and interview tools through OptimalResume.
Job Opportunities for Students & Alumni
If you would like to have an open position posted, please email the information to Ben Hotelling. If you are interested in employment opportunities at Kettering College, please visit the Kettering Health Network human resources website.
Email Ben@kc.edu to arrange a one-on-one meeting time.
No appointment necessary on Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. If the Career Services Director’s office door is open, feel free to stop in.
Located on the 1st floor of Kettering College Library.
Stop by during this monthly event to interview with organizations across the Dayton region. Kettering Health Network employers conduct interviews at Kettering College and many are open to hiring students from any major or discipline. All interviews will take place in the Boonshoft Student Center, unless otherwise indicated.
Many students have questions about which major or career field to pursue. Kettering College is committed to helping students decide on the best career path. Stop by the career services department and to receive aid in identifying your top work interests, values, skills, personality types, and leisure time interests.
An online resume creation tool that makes the process of creating a resume fast and easy. Very helpful samples and templates exclusively designed for Healthcare students.
Follow the Step-by-step instructions below to create your FREE OptimalResume profile
Step 1: Visit this website: https://kc.optimalresume.com
Step 2: Click on “Create New Account”
Step 3: When prompted, enter a valid Kettering College email address
Step 4: Check your email for a confirmation code
Step 5: Complete your profile
Once your account has been set up, you can access the following tools:
- OptimalResume™+ ResumeGPS™: Users quickly and easily create world-class resumes, with the option to make them searchable by hiring organizations; individuals may be invited to video conference/interview online.
- OptimalLetter™: Next generation online letter builder makes it easy for job seekers to quickly create and store almost any kind of business letter.
- OptimalEfolio™: Attractive online portfolio that displays an individual’s documents, images, videos and more.
- OptimalInterview™: Virtual interviewing simulation with expert response coaching.
- OptimalAssessment™: Three assessments to help job seekers evaluate their skills, abilities and experience.
- OptimalVideoResume™: Create a professional video resume to highlight your strengths and personality to a potential employer.
- OptimalWebsite™: Web resumes with full-page portfolio, skills profile, video resume, letter, and social media sidebar
To access your existing account, simply return to https://kc.optimalresume.com and enter your login information.
We offer a “Forgot Password” tool just in case it’s been a while since your last login. Your account will remain free no matter how much or how little the account is used.
If you have questions or technical support issues, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (877) 998-7654.
Kettering College conducts workshops on a variety of topics including resume writing, interviewing, job searching, social media, networking, etc. Upcoming workshop dates will be announced in the Kettering College student newsletter and posted on this web page.
Info Sessions/Panels/Networking Nights/Career Fairs
Kettering College brings local healthcare employers and professionals to campus to connect with Kettering College students. Attend these events to meet these individuals. Upcoming dates will be announced in the Kettering College student newsletter and posted on this web page.
Follow the link below to see all of the healthcare job opportunities across the entire United States. If you have questions regarding these opportunities, reach out to the career services director.
Ben Hotelling, Career Service Director –
Bachelor’s degree in elementary education, 2012, Andrews University; Master’s degree in leadership development, 2015, Wright State University
Ben Hotelling is a Dayton, OH native. He worked as a recruiter at Kettering College, then moved to Kettering Health Network’s Human Resources Department as a network recruiter. Through these roles he aided students and healthcare professionals connect to their best healthcare future. He would seek out professionals with the right combination of experience, education, and skill to fill a particular role. Ben then transitioned to Fort Hamilton Hospital where he was the Manager of Business Development and in charge of building relationships with physicians and leaders across the hospital to ensure key service line growth. Now, he fills the role of Kettering College’s Director of Career Services and is looking forward to helping students achieve their career objectives.
“Over my time in the Kettering Health Network, I have gained valuable insights on how to help connect aspiring students with the professional opportunities that exist in the healthcare field. I am looking forward to making a difference in the careers of each of you. I understand it is quite common for students to have questions about their career aspirations and believe that now is the ideal time to ask questions, to explore, and to learn about your options. Your focus should not just be on graduating; it should also include a plan for life after Kettering College. Students who have the most success approach the job search with a sense of confidence, curiosity, and flexibility. Be proactive, positive, and open to possibilities. I look forward to meeting each of you!” – Ben Hotelling
Ben Hotelling’s office is currently located in the library.
phone: 937.395.8601 x 55712.