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  • Marketing Major Interview

    Written by: | July 2, 2015

    Tree

    [Taken at Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens during a class field trip]

    Name: Casey

    Major:

    Marketing

    Expected Graduation Date:

    Spring 2018

    Class Rank:

    Sophomore (2)

    What influenced you to choose your specific major(s)/minor(s):

    I am hoping to open my own business in the future and a marketing background as well as other basic business classes can be incredibly beneficial with that.

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    Topics: Advice, Author, Campus Life, Classes, Football, Home, Personal, School Spirit, Stress, Student Life, The Future, Why Ohio State? | No Comments »

    Summer Vs. School Year

    Written by: | July 2, 2015

    Summertime used to mean going to the pool with my brothers, reading endless books, and sleeping in until noon. As a college student, summertime means waking up early, going to work five times a week, and staying in touch with friends who are still in town.

    Here is my ranking of the summer vs. the school year.

    1. Sleep schedule

    Now I sleep in during the school year! I start work at L Brands at 6am, which means I am up by 4:45am. During the school year, I don’t have any classes until 9:10am.

    winnie

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    Topics: Co-curricular work, Home, Housing, Personal, Schedules | No Comments »

    Why campus is JUST as great during the summer

    Written by: | June 30, 2015

    As you may have been able to point out from my last post, this is my first summer on campus. So far, I have to say it’s been an AWESOME experience (despite the constant rain). Honestly, I was a little worried; but of course, Columbus has shown me otherwise. Here’s what I’ve come to realize:

     

    1. There’s so much time to do what I couldn’t do during the school year!.

    Now, I know this is a given, but you don’t really feel how much time you have. Yes, you’re probably here taking classes or working or even both, but you’re probably doing that during the school year too. On top of that you’re probably volunteering or involved in student organizations. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Brittany In Europe, Part VIII: Kieler Woche

    Written by: | June 29, 2015

    Even though I’m sometimes annoyed that I’m interning in a city that is so far north and so far from places that I really want to visit, I’m extremely fortunate to be working in Kiel. It’s got cooler weather, it’s on the coast, and of course, we’ve got Kieler Woche, or “Kiel Week” in English.

     

    Kieler Woche Compendium_s

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    Topics: Author, Events, Personal, Recreation, Relaxation, Research, Stress Relief, Study Abroad, Travel | No Comments »

    Brittany in Europe, Part VII: Paris

    Written by: | June 29, 2015

    This blog brought to you much later than normal because my laptop and I were in different countries for several days, I accidentally deleted my first draft, and, of course, KIEL WEEK (which you will hear about in my next post! which is going up today! WOO WOO DOUBLE POST because today’s was so late!).

    One of my best friends is studying abroad in France this summer. When school ended, we promised that the next time we saw each other would be in Paris. And so it was!

    Notre Dame at night!

    Notre Dame at night!

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    Topics: Advice, Author, Personal, Recreation, Relaxation, Student Life, Travel | No Comments »

    A nice, relaxing canoe trip…Well, not exactly

    Written by: | June 29, 2015

    Summer is upon us, and although my class schedule has really picked up now that we’re in the second part of the summer term, I always try to remember that it’s important to take time for relaxation too, to avoid burning out and to recharge for busy weeks filled to the brim with homework and classes. And after all, it IS summer, and there’s a reason “summer” and “vacation” sound so good together :)

    So recently, on one such relaxation break, my boyfriend and I drove about an hour southeast of Columbus to beautiful Hocking Hills, where I’d made a reservation for a 5-mile paddle trip at a canoe livery.

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    Orientation packing list

    Written by: | June 26, 2015

    I probably should’ve wrote about this earlier since there is only a month of orientation left, but here are  a few things to calm your nerves!

    What to bring: 

    I actually didn’t stay in the dorms like many students do so my list was a bit different but heres a list for if your planning on staying in the dorms!

    -the obvious toiletries and clothes

    -something to write with for foreign language and math placement testing

    -possibly a bookbag of drawstring bag. There are many folders and papers given out, so this would be a place you can put those.

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    Evolution/Ecology Major Interview

    Written by: | June 24, 2015

    As a new college student, I really think it would have been helpful to get real insight about different majors and what it’s like to be in college from an actual college student. I think it might be cool to ask some of my friends a few questions about their college experiences and then share them on the blog. This post is just my answers to some of the questions I plan to ask and I really hope to include a wide variety of different majors.

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    Name: Megan

    I participated in multicultural/multiracial awareness week in the Union during Spring 2015.

    [multicultural awareness week at the Union]

     

    Major(s) and Minor(s):

    Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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    Topics: Academics, Advice, Author, Campus Life, Personal, Personal Events, School Spirit, Stress, Student Life, Student orgs, The Future, Why Ohio State? | No Comments »

    Interning and learning

    Written by: | June 24, 2015

    Although I’m not on campus this summer, that’s not stopping me from having some learning opportunities that I hope will help me in semesters to come.

    This summer, I’ve been interning with an audiologist in my city to learn more about what audiologists do, specifically in a private practice.

     

    My internship has helped me learn more about the types of hearing aids and how an audiologist decides which hearing aids to use for each of their patients

     

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    The Rush of a Summer Job

    Written by: | June 23, 2015

    As of about three weeks ago, when people asked me what I was doing this summer, I had basically no idea.

    This was pretty defeating due to the fact that I had been searching and applying for internships since fall semester. Some of them were kind enough to send an email thanking me for applying and telling me that the pool of candidates was exceptionally amazing but they had to turn me down. That was fine, I could handle rejection. But what bothered me was that I wanted to be able to leave OSU for the summer with a set plan and I didn’t have one.

    So the first week of my summer vacation, I went around town and applied to no less than 20 places from pet stores to amusement parks and everywhere in between. Two weeks later, I had only heard back from one place, a clothing store, where I accepted and am working now about 5 hours a week. Yeah, 5 hours a week. That wasn’t enough for me so in a moment of frustration I binge applied to about 8 more random internships on indeed.com. They all sounded interesting but by then my hope was draining. It was the second week in June, who would still be needing an intern?

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    First week of Summer courses

    Written by: | June 22, 2015

    I am currently taking five courses this summer. It is busy but I am excited.

    Summer at Ohio State is really beautiful. Wandering at Oval, my eyes were filled with green. The weather has been pretty good lately.

    photo

    Why am I taking summer courses? Ohio State has plenty of courses during the summer, including general education courses and major/minor courses. I am a transfer student looking to finish in four years, so I need to catch up. Plus, from my perspective, a busy schedule makes people become more efficient. Summer session only has seven weeks, thus the schedule becomes as twice fast as autumn or spring semester.

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    Brittany in Europe, Part VI: Lab Lyfe

    Written by: | June 16, 2015

    To prove to you that I’m actually working and not just gallivanting around Germany, here is a picture of some cool crystals I collected during a distillation.

    I mean, they’re cool-looking, but they’re definitely not what I wanted to see, so, um, maybe not so cool after all…

    I mean, they’re cool-looking, but they’re definitely not what I wanted to see, so, um, maybe not so cool after all…

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    It’s finally SUMMER

    Written by: | June 16, 2015

    I love summer more than any of the other seasons…

    Besides finally getting to have a break from full-time classes and waking up early every daye, the opportunities for epic pictures are outrageous.

    Wind can make every day ordinary flowers look like dancers <3

    Wind can make every day ordinary flowers look like dancers <3

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    Origins Game Fair Adventure

    Written by: | June 9, 2015

    My Columbus friends are very much into strategy board games, and when I first moved here (and when I’d visit before I moved), I was seriously intimidated by these complex games that involved so much thinking and strategizing and sometimes even math (gasp).

    There are so many little pieces. What the heck is a mana token? How do these resistances work? Why is it taking an hour to explain the rules? Ahhhhh!!!

    It was pretty overwhelming, especially coming into a group of seasoned players.

    Board games.

    A portion of our board game collection.

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    Brittany in Europe, Part V: Willkommen in Kiel

    Written by: | June 8, 2015

    I’ve had a brilliant first week here in Kiel, where I’ll be interning until August.

     

    Apartments along Olshausenstraße

    Apartments along Olshausenstraße

     

    Not exactly sure what this is, but it's near the old ciy center and it's beautiful

    Not exactly sure what this is, but it’s near the old city center and it’s beautiful.

     

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