Paid Learning Experiences


Off-Campus Federal Work Study

The program is focused on providing opportunities for students to work in community service positions in the surrounding area. Current Off-Campus Partners include: Akron Public Schools/Project Grad, Akron Urban League, Coleman Professional Services, Family and Community Services, Freedom House, The Junction, King Kennedy Community Center, Ohio Genealogical Society, Place of Peace, and Shelter Services.

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Co-op Course

Cooperative Education ("Co-op") is an academic focused program which allows students to obtain professional work experience while still in college. It is a unique opportunity for students to apply their academic preparation to "real world" situations and settings. Co-op programs provide students the opportunity to combine classroom study with periods of paid professional employment directly related to a student's major and career goals.

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Will provide opportunities for students to engage in meaningful community service functions, with preference given to positions involving direct service;

Are committed to a long-term relationship with Kent State to provide student employment opportunities;

Will provide opportunities for students to work in positions with strong supervisory/mentoring relationships

Understand and are willing to work within the constraints created by the flexible scheduling needs of the student; and


Will be committed to using the work experience as an opportunity to impact the communities surrounding our campus through work at local non-profits or government agencies

Will attend all training, complete reflection requirements, and evaluations to develop leadership skills and for individual personal development

Work within the guidelines of the federal work study program

Students can access a list of off-campus Federal Work Study jobs by visiting Career Services


Additional Resources

Career Services   Exploring & Applying for the OMIC Immersion Internship Program