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How to Nail Your Next Phone Interview

Written by    Feb 11, 2019

Many first-round interviews for internships take place over the phone. They’re more informal — you don’t have to dress business professional or even leave your room. Often, the recruiter tells you more about the position and wants to learn whether or not you’d be a good fit for the role. But a phone interview lacks nonverbal cues: the opportunity for a firm handshake, eye contact, […]

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Spring 2019 Career Fair

Written by    Feb 4, 2019

Welcome to #internshipszn and #careerfairszn, every student’s favorite time of year. Here are some tips to help you succeed.  Practice your elevator pitch. This is something I struggle with, but being able to sell yourself can make a huge difference in this kind of setting. Share about your leadership role, a previous internship or an industry you want to go into. Always get a business […]

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PRSSA Match Day at Nationwide Insurance

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

I toured Nationwide headquarters in downtown Columbus for PRSSA Match Day November 29. As a member of PRSSA, I signed up for Match Day and was paired with a member of PRSA, Kevin McGee. Match Day is where students are paired with a professional in their desired field and get to shadow them for a day. Kevin is a business consulting team manager at Nationwide […]

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What is STEP?

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

Ohio State loves acronyms! STEP stands for the Second Year Transformational Experience Program. If you’re a second-year living on campus, you can opt in for STEP. This means you’re signing up for … 1-1.5 hour meetings each week with your STEP cohort, led by a faculty member, who will be your STEP advisor 3 PDCs, Professional Development Co-Curriculars (similar to First Year Success Series Sessions) […]

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OSU The PRactice, a Student-Run PR Firm

Written by    Oct 11, 2018

After joining PRSSA last fall (read more about PRSSA here + here), I joined The PRactice second semester. The PRactice is Ohio State’s student-run public relations firm affiliated with PRSSA. It gives students the chance to apply what they learn at PRSSA meetings to real world clients. Yes, The PRactice has real, paying clients; many are Columbus companies and some are different schools or departments […]

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MMC project group classes

Written by    Oct 11, 2018

As a student in Media, Marketing and Communication Scholars (MMC), one of the main “career” components of the program is project group classes. Project group classes are taught by MMC upper-level students and meet once a week in Morrill Tower.  They focus on learning a skill related to the media, marketing and communications industry. This semester, for example, project group topics include: 3D printing, WordPress, […]

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Where, Oh Where, Has Rylan Been?

Written by    Apr 10, 2018

Hi Y’all! It’s me, Rylan. Yes, I’m alive(?)! I’ve been a little absent from the blog this semester, and I wanted to explain why. Hopefully, in the process, I might also shed some light on the possibilities of student life at OSU and the art of being busy (which are both more apt topics than me simply venting about my routine). Here’s what I’ve been up […]

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Internship Mindset

Written by    Feb 14, 2018

Hiya there, pals! Last week I celebrated (read: solid head nod) my first month-iversary with my internship. Okkkkk, technically I also interned for the same company over the summer, but I took a break last semester. And, this is my first time holding down an internship while also taking a full course load of classes. As a junior prematurely gaining graduation anxiety, I’ve found myself […]

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The Perfect Internship

Written by    Feb 1, 2018

When I came back to Ohio State for my third year I knew it was time for me to start looking into internships. I was excited about the prospect of doing work that interested me, but I had no idea where to start.

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Author, Internships, Personal, The Future

I’m dropping out of school and fleeing the state.

Written by    Oct 19, 2017

No, this is not click bait. It’s true. Friends, family, loyal followers: as of Spring 2018 I will no longer be a college student. I’m giving up the cold, snowless Columbus winters, the vanilla lattes at Scott Connecting Grounds, my cosy bedroom In Taylor Tower and my long study sessions at 18th Avenue Library. I’m officially giving up making the long walk to the Gateway just […]

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