Student organizations good launching pad

Katie Garland

Participation on campus can look good to employers

There are approximately 225 student organizations on Kent State’s campus, all of which are designed, developed and controlled by students.

With so many different organizations, there is something for everyone to get involved with.

“When students first come to campus, joining an organization is a great way for them to meet people,” said Thomas Simpson, assistant director of the Center for Student Involvement.

Groups generally attract students with similar interests, providing an opportunity for them to make new friends.

Employers will look at both grades and what students are involved in, Simpson said.

Freshmen can look into the different groups Kent State offers by attending BlastOff. The event is being held from 5 to 9 p.m. Aug. 25 at the track behind DeWeese Health Center.

“The best thing to do is just go to meetings that you are interested in,” said Jonathan Bey, executive director of the Undergraduate Student Government. “It’s a great way to meet new people and get experience working with people.”

Contact student affairs reporter Katie Garland at [email protected].