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Early and often.

That is the new approach taken by Career Exploration and Development, in Kent State’s University College, in its outreach to freshmen and sophomores.

It is important for university Career Exploration and Development to reach incoming students as early and often as possible to help them connect their interests and skills to majors and careers. 



Because it is not just about what Kent State students do after graduation, it is about the journey that leads them to their purpose in life.



Kent State University junior Stephanie Newton successfully juggles a tough schedule that includes taking classes in hospitality management, while raising four children and working several campus dining services jobs.

It is no surprise that she does not have the resources to build the professional wardrobe needed to successfully interview for internships that will bring her closer to her dream of owning a restaurant.

That is where the Kent State Career Closet filled the gap for Ms. Newton.

Four Kent State University employees have been named 2017 “30 for the Future” award recipients by the Greater Akron Chamber. Kent State’s Theron Brown, assistant professor of jazz piano in the Hugh A. Glauser School of Music; Cason Brunt, director of student support services and academic diversity outreach in University College; Michael Kavulic, Ph.D., director of board operations and technology in the Office of the President; and Alicia Robinson, assistant director of the Women’s Center, will receive their awards Sept. 7 during an award ceremony.

Welcome Weekend, Kent State University’s four-day new student orientation, will take place from Aug. 24-27. Students can select from approximately 50 different events from Thursday to Sunday. The weekend event helps students transition into the university community and learn about academic and social opportunities at Kent State.

You dedicated four years to studying, preparing and planning for your future career. You have completed almost all your college classes, finished your internship, and now you are a semester away from graduation. But wait! An unexpected emergency happens, and financially you are unable to pay your final tuition bill. All your hopes and dreams are going to be put on hold.

KeyBank Foundation has granted $1 million to Kent State University to support programs to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students.

KeyBank Foundation has granted $1 million to Kent State University to support programs to increase the recruitment, retention and graduation rates of underrepresented students.

WHAT:
Leaders from Kent State University and KeyBank Foundation will join corporate and foundation leaders from across Northeast Ohio to announce a partnership and significant financial gift. This contribution supports incoming Kent State freshmen with access and support to close the graduation gap that exists for underrepresented students.

WHEN:
Wednesday, May 10
7:15–8:30 a.m.

WHERE:
The Union Club, Wedgewood Room
1211 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Alexandra Bangor dreams of the day when she moves to a big city to open her cosmetic/fashion line. Bangor is just a few weeks away from taking the first steps to turn her dreams into reality. As an interpersonal communication major, with a minor in public communication in Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information, Bangor is getting ready to graduate in December. But, an unexpected family event almost pushed back her career goals.

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