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Freshman Year Survival Tip #3: Participate in an Early Arrival Program

Written by    Jul 31, 2018

I know everyone always tells freshmen to get involved, but something that many first-year students don’t consider is getting involved BEFORE the start of the academic year.   Entering my first year at Ohio State, I had the pleasure of participating in the Buckeyes First and Ohio State Welcome Leader (OWL) programs during the week before official move-in for students. Although I was a bit […]

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Freshman Year Survival Tip #2: Your Professors Don’t Hate You!

Written by    Jul 6, 2018

I know I’ve mentioned this in some of my previous posts, but I personally feel as though this point is important enough to be reiterated thousands of times.  Entering my freshman year here at Ohio State, I was CONVINCED that my professors would all hate me. From television shows to the stories that my high school teachers told me, everybody and everything seemed to depict […]

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Freshman Year Survival Tip #1: Essential Packing List

Written by    Jun 7, 2018

If you’re about to enter your first year of college, you (like all of us older students once did) will probably find yourself wondering what to pack if you will be living in an on-campus residence hall.  Though every student will differ in packing needs and preferences, I’ve prepared a list of some items that I personally found very helpful throughout my first year here […]

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3.5 Months of Summer??

Written by    May 24, 2018

Summer in college is definitely quite different than in high school — in more ways than one, I might add. Most notably, though, is the duration of a college summer break. Unlike in high school, where districts only have about two months off, a college summer is the length of an entire semester (hence the name “Summer Term”). What are you going to do with […]

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Freshman Year Recap

Written by    May 1, 2018

Wow!  A year has gone by already!  It is super crazy to think about how quickly time goes by — after all, it feels like just yesterday that I moved into my residence hall.  Before I completely leave my freshman year in the memory books, I want to take a moment to review some of the most important lessons that I have taken away from […]

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Attention Aspiring Teachers: This Class is For You!!

Written by    May 1, 2018

With another semester under our belts and autumn looming much closer than you think, it is never too early to start thinking about classes to take in future terms.  For the past few months, I’ve had the true pleasure to participate in one of the most impactful courses of my college career: ESCE 2189S, otherwise known as the First Education Experience Program (FEEP).  This is […]

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Money-Saving Tip #3: Student Employment!

Written by    Apr 10, 2018

Regardless of your year in school, your age, or your background, there are some awesome universal ways in which we can all save money when it comes to paying for a college education. So, in order to better prepare us all for the expenses to come with future semesters, I’ve started this new blog series to help the average college student save money on their tuition bill and […]

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Money-Saving Tip #2: Financial Aid

Written by    Mar 26, 2018

Regardless of your year in school, your age, or your background, there are some awesome universal ways in which we can all save money when it comes to paying for a college education. So, in order to better prepare us all for the expenses to come with future semesters, I’ve started this new blog series to help the average college student save money on their tuition bill and […]

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Money-Saving Tip #1: Textbooks

Written by    Mar 8, 2018

Regardless of your year in school, your age, or your background, there are some awesome universal ways in which we can all save money when it comes to paying for a college education. So, in order to better prepare us all for the expenses to come with future semesters, I’ve started this new blog series to help the average college student save money on their tuition bill and […]

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There’s More to College Than GPA

Written by    Feb 1, 2018

If you’re anything like me, grades are probably pretty important to you. Ever since grade school, I always find myself trying to get the highest score on every assignment that I can; grades have always mattered a great deal to me. But, over the course of my time at OSU so far, I’ve come to realize something: grades aren’t everything. There are so many opportunities […]

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