Sarah Schmidt | e-Inside | Oct. 10, 2016 | Kent State University

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Sarah Schmidt

Outreach Program Coordinator
Office of Global Initiatives
Kent State University at Stark

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Office of Global Initiatives is responsible for advising international students and scholars, advising students interested in studying abroad, and overseeing all education-abroad initiatives and international partnerships at Kent State University at Stark. As the liaison with the Office of Global Education at the Kent Campus, the Office of Global Initiatives also connects domestic and international students with excellent services and support.

WORKED AT KENT STATE SINCE:

December 2015

EMPLOYMENT PRIOR TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

The American University – Coordinator of the Mohammed Said Farsi Chair of Islamic Peace; the Ohio State University at Mansfield – Assistant Director of Admissions

LIKES MOST ABOUT KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

The focus on students and the vast array of education-abroad options!

ATTRACTION TO KENT STATE UNIVERSITY AS AN EMPLOYER:

I grew up in central Ohio and then relocated to Washington, D.C. It wasn’t until I was back in Ohio for a week or so that I realized how true the phrase-“Midwestern charm” is. Everyone is welcoming and friendly, and the university as a whole stands on admirable and forward-thinking values that I align with.

RESIDES IN:

Wooster, Ohio

HOMETOWN:

Mansfield, Ohio

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Arts in English and Religious Studies, Ohio State University; Master of Arts in Ethics, Peace, and Global Affairs with a concentration in Islamic Peace, American University

HOBBIES:

Travel (my current country count is 25) and experiencing new cultures, hiking and/or anything outdoors