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Kent State alumna and designer Anne Skoch

Most college students start to worry about job interviews as their graduation day nears. But before Kent State University alumna Anne (Skoch) Johnson had even entered her senior year, her post-graduation employment plans were already mapped out. A 2018 graduate who majored in fashion merchandising and minored in entrepreneurship, John...

Emily Speck is an environmental health specialist who graduated from Kent State's College of Public Health.

As a 2017 graduate of Kent State University’s College of Public Health, Emily Speck puts her education and skills to work as a registered environmental health specialist in Portage County, testing stormwater and making sure private water systems are safe. During the COVID-19 pandemic Speck, who works for the Portage County Combined Ge...

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Zachery Pfouts

 Zachery Pfouts’s journey to the job of his dreams looked more like a mountain trail than a straight path. Along the way, Pfouts found Kent State University at Tuscarawas. The campus’s distinctive Science and Engineering Technology Program turned out to be the key to his success.  Pfouts had gone to school, but his job searches i...

Collection of Vet Tech pics

 During the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reported more than 23 million American households – nearly one in five nationwide – adopted a pet. With the increase in the number of pets, the demand for veterinary care has surged.Kent State University is helping to offset the veterinary tec...

A teacher works with students on computers in the Research Center for Educational Technology's AT&T Classroom

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From left: George Sarkis, Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro, Kent State Alum and CEO of State and Federal Communications Elizabeth Bartz, Akron Mayor Shammas Malik andSteve Millard

Thirty years ago, Kent State University alumna Elizabeth Bartz had a big decision to make.   She had an excellent job in Washington, D.C., but was looking to move back home to Northeast Ohio. A 1980 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Bartz earned her master’s degree in political science in 1982 and took part in K...

From left: George Sarkis, Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro, Kent State Alum and CEO of State and Federal Communications Elizabeth Bartz, Akron Mayor Shammas Malik andSteve Millard

Thirty years ago, Kent State University alumna Elizabeth Bartz had a big decision to make.   She had an excellent job in Washington, D.C., but was looking to move back home to Northeast Ohio. A 1980 graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, Bartz earned her master’s degree in political science in 1982 and took part in K...

Jonathan Maletic smiling for a group photo with his former Ph.D students and their Ph.D students

Programming can be similar to a crossword. Writing in wrong answers can lead one astray, changing the entire outcome of the puzzle.   Kent State University computer science Professor Jonathan Maletic, Ph.D., and computer science alumnus Michael Decker, Ph.D. '17, may just have solved the puzzle.  As Maletic explains it,...

Emily Speck is an environmental health specialist who graduated from Kent State's College of Public Health.

As a 2017 graduate of Kent State University’s College of Public Health, Emily Speck puts her education and skills to work as a registered environmental health specialist in Portage County, testing stormwater and making sure private water systems are safe.  During the COVID-19 pandemic Speck, who works for the Portage County Combine...

Kent State is graduating students prepared for the most in-demand jobs of 2024.

The newly released list of “100 Best Jobs for 2024” by U.S. News and World Report illustrates how Kent State University has the majors that are preparing graduates to lead in tomorrow's workforce. Kent State is a leading economic driver in Northeast Ohio and the entire state, offering distinctive programs that prepare graduates for the ...