International student alumna Winnie Bush, originally from Nigeria, loved the many different opportunities she had at Kent State. A graduate of the Higher Education Administration and Student Affairs master’s program, Winnie was able to work on campus as a graduate assistant, take part in internships, and get involved in student organizations.

Winnie worked as a graduate assistant for Kent State’s Department of Residence Services and interned with the Office of International Student Affairs, the Office of Global Education, and the Office of the Dean of Students. She also interned abroad with the London School of Economics. For Winnie, these were opportunities to learn outside the classroom and gain practical experience. Now the Director of Student Activities at Touro University in California, Winnie credits these experiences with helping prepare her for the role. 

Winnie was also involved in several student organizations at Kent State. She participated in Global Ambassadors, Graduate Student Senate, and the Center for Engaged Learning’s Service Leader opportunity. Winnie loved getting involved with these organizations because they helped her build a community at Kent State. She still keeps in touch with many of the other students she met!

Winnie’s advice for students thinking about coming to Kent State is “Do it! Once you get there, make sure you utilize all the opportunities you have!” 

Winnie Bush, Class of 2020

POSTED: Thursday, February 18, 2021 04:48 PM
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 23, 2024 01:37 AM
Desiree Dube, Kent State Department of Higher Ed Administration and Spring 2021 OGE Intern