Who We Are – Get to Know the Career Center
Get to know the UNT’s Career Center’s staff, graduate assistants, and student assistants throughout the semester. Each team member will showcase their commitment to diversity and inclusive practices for our students, alumni, and employers. Who are we, and how do we work to make sure our office is a welcoming space.
Beth Kent – Career Coach; Career Advisor; Career Development Specialist.
Hi! My name is Beth. I was born and raised in Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. I have over 14 years of experience in Career Advising and Academic Program Management, along with Executive level Management experience in Retail. I started at UNT as an Internship Coordinator in the Internship and Co-op Office in May of 2006, working with various departments across campus in support of their internship programs-developing and managing internship opportunities, and assisting students in their for-credit internships. In 2012 the Internship Office was merged with the Career Center and I became a Career Advisor with the UNT Career Center. In 2016 I started at UT Dallas as an Academic Program manager then returned to UNT in 2019 as a Career Coach supporting the Ryan College of Business students and faculty. In my current role, I am part of the Career Resource Center Team that supports the Ryan College of Business. Along with my Career Advising role for all RCoB students, I support various academic departments with employer relations and job opportunities for those students, networking events, and the development of internships. I also manage the for-credit internship process for the Finance, Risk Management and Insurance, Real Estate, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Aviation Logistics majors. Our team in the Career Resource Center in RCoB also supports and facilitates several resume writing assignments for faculty. A fun fact about me…I have played piano since I was about 6 and accompanied vocal performers on stage in high school.
Describe a typical workday, tasks, and what you enjoy most about your job?
My typical workdays consist of student advising appointments, reviewing Experience requests submitted by students in Handshake, following up with students via email, responding to emails from companies wanting to recruit or get connected with the Ryan College of Business, coordinating speakers for student organizations, assisting with resume review sessions for student assignments, contacting industry partners regarding major-specific industry events we are hosting, running reports on end-of-semester assignments submitted by internship students and getting those results to faculty. There are many aspects of my job that I enjoy. I love spending time with students in helping them develop their resume, LinkedIn, and Handshake profiles, so they are branded properly for the industry or role they are pursuing. The end result is very rewarding when the student gets an internship or full-time job offer after our coaching sessions.
Describe the services you provide for UNT students.
Career Advising: Selection of a major (Career Assessment testing), resume and cover letter writing, interviewing skills, salary negotiation, internship and/or full-time job search strategies, maximizing your LinkedIn profile, utilizing the Handshake platform.
Why do you believe students utilize the Career Center? What are the benefits?
Most students come to us for a resume review or for advice on what major/career path to choose. They quickly realize we offer so much more. The Career Center offers ample opportunities to network with professionals, learn about different careers and how to brand themselves. With continued use of our services throughout their academic career, they can graduate feeling confident in their skillset and direction of their career. They graduate “career ready”.