Honors College

Risman Plaza When students decide what college or university to attend, one of the biggest decisions that follows is whether to live on campus or commute to campus from home or an apartment. While living on campus is an integral part of the college experience for some students, each of these options has its perks and...

Kent State student Sean Fitzgerald co-hosting a sports radio show Kent State University student Sean Fitzgerald shares what it’s like being a resident assistant (RA), co-hosting a sports radio show and living on the autism spectrum. Sean Fitzgerald traces the beginning of his love of sports and talking about sports to car rides with his father in his hometown of Strongsville, Ohio. Together, they talked...

Johnson Hall, part of the Honors College Living-Learning Community According to an article posted on the Kent State University website in September 2019, 20 percent of Kent State’s freshman class of 2023 hails from 38 states other than Ohio, as well as from the District of Columbia. The Honors College also boasts considerable geographic diversity among its students—students in the Honors College class of 2023...

Johnson Hall, part of the Honors College Living-Learning Community Matthew Fowler, an Honors College junior majoring in public health and sociology from Brewster, Ohio, is currently completing an internship with the Kent State LGBTQ+ Center for the spring 2020 semester. His responsibilities include contributing to annual events and furthering the center’s health advocacy...

Johnson Hall, part of the Honors College Living-Learning Community Rachel Karas, an Honors College junior majoring in journalism with a minor in photojournalism, is looking forward to her internship in summer 2020 with the Columbus Dispatch. As a “metro” intern, she will be assigned to cover anything that happens in the downtown area or that is related to the community....

Johnson Hall, part of the Honors College Living-Learning Community Evan Harms, an Honors College senior majoring in environmental studies with minors in park management and digital media production, completed an internship in 2019 as a naturalist with Cleveland Metroparks through CanalWay Center, a special nature center located along the Cuyahoga River in Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio....

Johnson Hall, part of the Honors College Living-Learning Community Elise Rickert, an Honors College junior graduating in December 2020 from Greenville, PA, interned at Akron Children’s Hospital during the summer of 2019 as a pediatric research scholar. Elise, who is majoring in speech pathology and audiology, initially learned about this opportunity from Dr. Huyck, a professor...

Johnson Hall, part of the Honors College Living-Learning Community Mathew Blasio, an Honors College junior musical theatre major with a dance minor from Cleveland, Ohio, completed an internship during the summer of 2019 with Woodstock Playhouse in Woodstock, New York. During the summer, he acted in four productions: “Mamma Mia!,” “Newsies,” “Hair,” and a version of...

Photo of the Kent State University arch on the Kent Campus For college students in many areas of study, an internship experience may be a requirement for graduation from their program or an otherwise necessary step to reach the next stage in their education and their eventual careers. Regardless of whether or not it is required, students in all majors can benefit from having a quality internship experience...

Kent State University sign Lou Raffis, a 1981 graduate of Kent State University’s Honors College, was recently announced as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Honors Alumni Award. He recalls his time at Kent State, saying that he truly benefitted from the academic preparation the Honors College gave him to attend graduate business...