Careers in Health & Wellness Week
October 9 - 13, 2023
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

Monday

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Careers in Environmental Health

Monday, October 9

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams

College of Public Health

There are currently many job opportunities in local and state health departments and environmental and food protection agencies for graduates with an interest in science and the connection between human health and the environment. Join us for a discussion about what it takes to become a Registered Environmental Health Specialist.

Contact Matthew Stefanak for more information at stefan2@kent.edu.

Career Advising Drop-Ins

Monday, October 9

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

First Floor Lobby, Moulton Hall

Career Exploration and Development

Career Exploration and Development is offering a special career advising drop-in session! Prepare for CHWW's week of events and the Health and Wellness Career Fair on October 24 by asking your quick questions about majors, career paths, interviewing skills, networking tips, and how to prepare resumes/cover letters. If you cannot attend this special session, please Make an Appointment on Handshake for an individual career advising appointment.

Combined BSPH/MPH Information Session

Monday, October 9

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams

College of Public Health

Join the College of Public Health as we discuss a unique option for students interested in starting their MPH early! This session is open to all students and is designed for students interested in getting their Master of Public Health degree from Kent and/or students in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program.

Register Here

Contact Gretchen Thomas for more information at gthoma33@kent.edu.

Tuesday

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Traditional (4-year) BSN Information Session

Tuesday, October 10

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Microsoft Teams

College of Nursing / Office of Student Services

Interested in changing your major to Nursing? Not sure what your next step should be? This session will provide you with the information needed in order to get started on your nursing journey. The traditional BSN program is designed for students who have not earned a previous bachelor's degree.

Contact Katie Peterson for more information at kacope@kent.edu.

Don't Get Spooked about Applying to Graduate School

Tuesday, October 10

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

White Hall, Room 221B (located inside the Instructional Research Center, IRC)

Education, Health and Human Services / Career Exploration and Development

Come and learn the basics about applying to graduate school in a Medical, Health, or Wellness career field, including prerequisite coursework, GRE, GPA, personal statements, and more! Please bring your laptop, technology will be available if needed.

Register Here

Contact Keya Jennings for more information at kjennin9@kent.edu.

Senior Honors Thesis/Project Information Session

Tuesday, October 10

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Design Innovation Hub Room 247

Kent State University Honors College

Are you interested in research?

The Senior Honors Thesis is an independent research project completed under the direction of a Kent State faculty mentor. This session will cover the benefits of completing an honors thesis/project, eligibility requirements and timeline for completion. You will also have the opportunity to hear from students in medical health & wellness majors about their personal experiences completing an honors thesis. This session is open to all undergraduate students in all majors and departments at Kent State.

You do not have to be currently enrolled in the Honors College to apply to complete an honors thesis.

Contact Marsha Kraus for more information at mkraus1@kent.edu.

NEOMED College of Medicine Early Assurance Program Information Session

Tuesday, October 10

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

218 Bowman Hall

College of Arts and Sciences

Please join us to learn more about the Early Assurance partnership between the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) College of Medicine and Kent State University. Find out how to build a competitive resume and prepare to apply.

Register Here

Contact Erin Lawson for more information at elawson1@kent.edu.

American Medical Student Association at KSU

Tuesday, October 10

7:00 p.m.  - 7:45 p.m. 

223 Bowman Hall

American Medical Student Association at KSU

American Medical Student Association (AMSA) at KSU is a nationally recognized, student-led club aimed at connecting pre-med students to shadowing and volunteer opportunities, as well as helping them become the best medical school applicants they can be. We also offer various workshops, including CPR and suture workshops, and peer support with our study groups. AMSA as a whole is a great place to gain pre-medical experience, learn about different extracurriculars/volunteer opportunities, and meet new friends! We have biweekly meetings with the next one on October 10! 

If you are interested in being part of the club and/or have questions please contact us at this email us at ksuamsa1@gmail.com

Also, follow us on our Insta to keep updated with different opportunities @ksu_amsa

Wednesday

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Accelerated Second Degree BSN Program Information Webinar

Wednesday, October 11

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams

Kent State University College of Nursing

Kent State University College of Nursing hosts online informational sessions for those interested in the Accelerated BSN Program. The ABSN Program is a second-degree sequence designed for those with a prior, non-nursing bachelor's degree who are seeking an accelerated path to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. During these interactive webinars, an academic advisor will review prerequisite coursework, eligibility requirements, competitive averages, the two-step application process, professional application cycles, cohort options, program costs, etc. Prospective students are highly encouraged to participate in an ABSN webinar prior to committing any resources toward program prerequisites. We look forward to connecting with you soon!

Contact Michelle Whittlesey for more information at mwhittl1@kent.edu.

Radiologic Technology Information Session

Wednesday, October 11

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams

Kent State University / Radiologic Technology / Ashtabula Campus

Join Tammy McClish from Kent State University Ashtabula Campus to learn if a career in radiologic technology is right for you. An overview of the profession, educational pathway, and employment opportunities will be provided, and plenty of time to answer your questions.

Contact Tammy McClish for more information at tmcclis1@kent.edu

 Human Development & Family Science Internship Fair

Wednesday, October 11

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Kent Student Center, Room 306ABC

Human Development & Family Science /  Career Exploration & Development 

This event is a recruitment, networking, exploring and interviewing event for students and alumni interested in working in the social services and helping career community. It is open to all Kent State Students/alumni of all Kent State's campuses seeking:

  • Full-time, part-time, co-op, and internship opportunities

  • Industry information, career advice, networking contacts

  • Exploring a variety of career and job opportunities

Register Here

Contact Kristin Tripi for more information at ktripi@kent.edu.

Careers in Public Health Preparedness

Wednesday, October 11

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Microsoft Teams

College of Public Health Ambassadors' Career Series

Carlie Baughman, Training and Exercise Unit Supervisor at the Ohio Department of Health and College of Public Health alum (BSPH and MPH), will discuss her experience working in this field and career opportunities in health preparedness.

Contact Matt Stefanak for more information at mstefan2@kent.edu.

LPN & Allied Health to BSN Program Information Webinar

Wednesday, October 11

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Microsoft Teams

Kent State University College of Nursing

Kent State University College of Nursing hosts Information Forums in an online format for those interested in the LPN and Allied Health (PTA, OTA, RT, paramedic, medic, and EMT) to BSN Program. The LPN & Allied Health to BSN Program is designed for practicing Licensed Practical Nurses, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapist Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, etc. who are seeking an accelerated path to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. During these interactive webinars, an academic advisor will review the two-step application process, prerequisite coursework, eligibility requirements, competitive averages for admission to the professional sequence, application cycles, cohort options, program costs, etc. Prospective students are highly encouraged to participate in a webinar prior to committing any resources toward program prerequisites. We look forwarding to connecting with you soon! (As a note, we are not an LPN-granting program).

Contact Michelle Whittlesey for more information at mwhittl1@kent.edu.

Thursday

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Pre-Medical Information Session

Thursday, October 12

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

311 Bowman Hall

College of Arts and Sciences

Join us to discuss medical school preparation, including both academic and extracurricular requirements, the application process, and how you can take the steps now to be a competitive applicant.

All pre-medical students are welcome to attend, regardless of major or class standing. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.

Register Here'

Contact Erin Lawson for more information at elawson1@kent.edu.

Graduate Programs in Public Health

Thursday, October 12

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Microsoft Teams

College of Public Health

Please join the College of Public Health for an information session on our graduate degree programs including: Master of Science in Epidemiology, Master of Public Health, and our new Graduate Certificate programs! This event is held online for all students.

Register Here

Contact Gretchen Thomas for more information at gthoma33@kent.edu.

NARCAN Training

Thursday, October 12

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

231 Moulton Hall

Public Health Student Alliance

Learn the warnings signs of opioid overdose and how to administer NARCAN to reverse an opioid overdose.

Register Here

Contact Hayden Skilton for more information at hskilton@kent.edu.

Friday

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CWRU Physician Assistant Program - Program Q&A Webinar

Friday, October 13

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Virtual

Case Western Reserve University Physician Assistant Program

 

Please join us as we provide information about the CWRU PA Program, prerequisites, and what differentiates us from other programs.

Register Here

Contact Erin Lawson for more information at elawson1@kent.edu.

 

 

Careers in Health and Wellness Week graphic

Careers in Health and Wellness Week is a week for students to explore the variety of career opportunities in healthcare AND to learn about how to best prepare for future healthcare careers.

Events Summary

  • Join us for a collaborative week including educational webinars, information sessions, recruitment events, networking opportunities, interactive workshops, & more!
  • You will get the chance to:
    • Explore healthcare career paths, requirements, and anticipated job growth
    • Prepare for graduation and professional programs
    • Discuss job opportunities and secure employment
  • Click below for details of what is happening each day (registration is required for most events, so don’t delay!)