Grace Petitjean '22

"I had never heard of a Communication Studies degree before I got to Kent State, but quickly realized it was everything I was looking for.” 

Grace Petitjean is a Communication Studies major who enjoys using the skills she's learning in the classroom to share her passions with others. 

While serving as President of Kent Communication Society and Vice President of the National Communication Society Lamda Pi Eta, Grace has put plenty of her communication skills such as public speaking and event planning in action. She is also an active member in Kent State’s Thirst Project Club to help raise more awareness and advocate to end the global water crisis.  

She also recently completed an internship with the Portage County Regional Planning Commission where she learned how essential communication skills are in a workplace environment. 

“I am beyond passionate about the CCI program I have found my place in. Being a transfer student, I was lost when I came to Kent State just trying to find something I was passionate about. Thanks to the Kent Core classes and the required public speaking course, I was introduced to the College of Communication and Information. I had never heard of a Communication Studies degree before I got to Kent State, but quickly realized it was everything I was looking for.” 

Grace has minors in Event Planning and Disability Studies & Community Inclusion, and one of her favorite classes she’s taken so far is High Impact Professional Speaking.