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Year 1 in Review

Written by    May 31, 2019

Though it’s been roughly a month since the school year ended, it’s still kind of hard to believe it. Time seems to flow differently for college than it did in high school. During the school year, it all seemed to stretch out, but when move-out day officially came, it literally felt like only a day had passed since I first moved in. Regardless of this […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Campus Life, Personal, Stress Relief, Student Life

The Easiest Jobs to Take On During a Semester

Written by    May 24, 2019

If you’re like the majority of college students everywhere, you need money. You’re probably in debt right now. You’re a confused young adult. Don’t you worry, I feel you. One of the hardest things to find balance in is work life and school life when you’re a full-time student. How do you have enough time to do your homework, study, and actually get to sleep […]

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Advice, Author, Co-curricular work, Housing, Internships, On-campus work, Personal, Recreation, Schedules, Stress, Student Life, University Housing, Work

The Finals Countdown

Written by    May 24, 2019

As each semester comes to a close at Ohio State, we all go through another repetition of the dreaded finals week. Fortunately for me, I took my last final yesterday, so this very “special” time of the school year has come to an end. As I look back on the events that led up to it, here is what I have noticed: It feels more […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Classes, finals, Personal, Personal Events, Stress, Stress Relief, Student Life, Studying

The Value of Studying Social Psychology

Written by    Apr 22, 2019

As a social psychology and personality minor, I chose to take social psychology for one of my minor requirements (Psychology 2367). It was a great class and thoroughly covered the basics of social psychology, all of which was supported by research studies from the past hundred plus years. As a 2367 course, however, this class also fulfilled the general education (GE) requirement for second level […]

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Advice, Author, Campus Life, Classes, Columbus, finals, midterms, Student Life, Studying, Textbooks, Why Ohio State?

Learning to Strategize and Communicate

Written by    Apr 22, 2019

Strategic Communication Principles with Dr. Olga Kamenchuk (Communication 2231) was probably my favorite class this semester. It was the first course that helped me specifically answer, “What is strategic communication?”  We covered the fundamentals of how marketing, branding, advertising, communication, public relations (PR) and strategy all come together to form integrated marketing communications. We learned about the entire promotional mix, how each part is integrated […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Campus Life, Classes, Columbus, finals, midterms, Personal, Schedules, Stress, Student Life, Studying, Textbooks, Why Ohio State?

Secrets of Thompson Library (Pt. II)

Written by    Apr 15, 2019

This is a continuation in the saga of how to access books from Thompson. How do I navigate the library’s website? Honestly I’m still figuring this out myself. For example, I wanted to read a book by Stephen King because I’ve never read Stephen King before. So I searched the library database by author. However it showed only one book was available … at Newark. […]

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Advice, Author, Columbus, Personal, Research, Student Life, Studying, Why Ohio State?

Secrets of Thompson Library (Pt. I)

Written by    Apr 15, 2019

Did you know that you can get a Columbus Metropolitan Library card in less than five minutes without even leaving campus? Neither did I. But you can if you go to the circulation desk on the first floor of Thompson Library (if you’re entering from the East turn left right after you rub William Oxley Thompson’s head). Ask one of the library assistants to help […]

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How I Still Get 8 Hours of Sleep in College

Written by    Apr 15, 2019

Finals are upon us. Take care of yourself. I’m kind of known for being a grandma: I have a bedtime. At 9:30. I don’t like staying up, and I don’t like going through life tired, especially in school. I want to be able to do my best work, to pay attention, and most of all, to feel healthy. Sleep isn’t for the weak; I think you know […]

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Advice, Author, finals, Personal, Relaxation, Stress, Stress Relief

Landing the Internship: Advice

Written by    Apr 1, 2019

In my last post I mentioned how securing a summer internship takes a great deal of time, research and effort. These are some of the things I did to streamline the process—hopefully they help. 1. Do Your Research This begins with picking a city and doesn’t end until after your final-round interview.   Start by figuring out where you want to work and for what […]

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Advice, Author, Internships, Personal, Schedules, Stress, Student Life, The Future, Why Ohio State?

Ohio State Football’s Student Appreciation Day

Written by    Apr 1, 2019

As a lifelong Ohio State football fan, I’ve spent a lot of time appreciating the Buckeyes’ success in bowl games, their ability to bring in the best recruits, and their sheer domination of That School Up North. So it was great to find out that the football team takes one day out of the year to appreciate me and the rest of the student body. […]

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Athletics, Author, Events, Football, School Spirit, Student Life, Why Ohio State?