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5 Ways to Launch Your Dream Career in the Growing Sports Industry

By Lana Whitehead on August 7, 2019 in Graduate School Resources

The Super Bowl, Game 7 of the Stanley Cup, the game-winning buzzer-beater in the NBA finals. When we think of professional sports, our mind typically wanders to the high-stakes highlights. But what we don’t often realize is how much behind-the-scenes collaboration between leagues, players...

Two Ways Kent State Helps Career Changers Find Their New Path

By Lana Whitehead on July 24, 2019 in Graduate School Resources

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average American changes careers 10 to 15 times over a 27 year stretch — from the time he or she starts working at the age of 19 to the time he or she becomes “settled” into career mode at the age of 46.

Think about it. It makes sense that the...

Prepare for Business Leadership: Thoughts from Kent State's Advanced Business Professionals

By Melody Tankersley on July 17, 2019 in Graduate School Resources

At Kent State University, our renowned business faculty and admissions specialists believe that you have the ability to reach professional excellence. We also believe that you have the potential to be a leader in our nation's evolving business landscape. It is the mission of the Kent State...

How I Juggled a Family and a Graduate Program — From A Mom Who Did It

By Melody Tankersley on July 3, 2019 in Graduate Student Stories, Graduate School Resources

As part of our effort to understand and support the needs of mothers who chose to return to graduate school for a specialized degree, we talked with Kent State’s very own, Lana Whitehead, Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies and Director of Graduate Admissions.

Lana, a mother of 6 children,...