College of Business Administration Receives Grant to Support Student Career Service Efforts
Kent State University is one of 21 colleges and universities to receive an Ohio Means Internships and Co-ops (OMIC) Grant from the Ohio Board of Regents and a portion of that money will go to the College of Business Administration’s Career Services Office.
The grant is awarded around the state to help colleges and universities create or expand their co-op or internship programs.
This is the second year Kent State has been the recipient of the grant, totaling approximately $700,000 for use through 2016 throughout the university, with the College of Business Administration receiving approximately $173,000.
Kristin Williams, director of the College of Business Administration Career Services Office, said the office will use the funds to support a salary match program and to expand the infrastructure of the office. She said she would like to hire a career education advisor to help prepare students for the employment and internship process.
“We have a starting commitment for an additional 42 internships and we’ll continue to develop opportunities throughout the life of the grant,” Williams said.
The College of Business Administration is currently the only college at Kent State to have its own satellite career services office.
This grant is part of Governor John Kasich’s strategy to align Ohio’s higher education curriculum with skills that are in demand; better positioning students for jobs upon graduation. For more information about the Ohio Means Internships Co-ops Grant, visit their website.