Why the iSchool?

The education and skills you acquire while earning your degree from the School of Information at Kent State University will prepare you for success in a number of potential career paths.

Information professionals are in demand in every sector of our society — from local schools and public libraries to government offices and major corporations. As we are inundated with information every day, someone needs to know how to root out what's relevant, important and accurate — and how to organize and present it in a way that makes sense.

That's where YOU come in.

The School of Information (iSchool) at Kent State University has been creating leaders in the profession for more than 70 years. Our graduates are qualified to fill every conceivable role on the information spectrum — as library directors, knowledge managers, information architects, children's librarians, competitive research strategists, law librarians, health informatics experts, digital preservationists, usability analysts, museum collection specialists, network consultants and more — and even some roles that haven't been created yet.

Students graduating from college today will change careers —not just jobs — numerous times over the course of their working lives.

Get a degree that prepares you for the future, whatever it brings.

The School of Information at Kent State University:

Among the many companies and organizations that hire our graduates are Akron General Medical Center; Baker and Taylor; University Hospitals; University of Cincinnati Donald C. Harrison Health Sciences Library; Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry; Cleveland Museum of Art; OCLC; Oakland University Kresge Library; Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County; State Library of Ohio; United Theological Seminary; American Greetings; Google; Marriott; Open Text; Etsy; Progressive Insurance; and Westfield Insurance.

"Focus 2" Major & Career Information

Match Majors to Careers

U.S. Department of Labor Websites

  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - Learn about occupations including responsibilities, salaries, education required, and employment outlook
  • Career One Stop - Explore careers, salary and benefits, training required, and employment seeker services by state
  • O*Net - Quick search tool for Ohio employment data and more

Ohio's In-Demand Careers

Talk with Faculty, Family and Professionals

  • Find out what a career is really like by speaking to someone in the field. Review the informational interviewing questions to ask and the list of possible people in your network to speak with.
  • Talk with your professors who have a wealth of knowledge about their career fields. 
  • Chat with family members about their work experiences and:
    • how they selected their careers
    • what they find rewarding/challenging
    • what skills they utilize
    • what their long-term goals are