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:
- offers graduate degree options in five areas of study: health informatics, knowledge management, library and information science, school library media K-12 and user experience design;
- includes a faculty made up of internationally and nationally recognized leaders in the information professions, with an excellent record in scholarship, research and grantsmanship;
- thrives as part of the dynamic and unique College of Communication and Information (CCI), whose other schools are Communication Studies, Digital Sciences, Journalism and Mass Communication and Visual Communication Design, with demonstrated success in collaboration and interdisciplinary research;
- offers doctoral studies through the CCI interdisciplinary Ph.D. program;
- leads the way at Kent State in the use of information technologies for pedagogical innovations and online course delivery;
- boasts more than 70 years of continued growth and success.
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
- Create an account in Focus 2 to reveal your best career-fit and explore majors that connect you to your career
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
- In-Demand Careers - Learn about growing fields in the state of Ohio
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