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BuckeyeThon 2019

Written by    Feb 11, 2019

FOR THE KIDS!!! That’s BuckeyeThon’s motto and driving mission. BuckeyeThon is the annual 24 hour dance marathon to fight pediatric cancer by raising money to fund research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. This year more than 2,000 Buckeyes raised over $1.7 million. In November students sign up, join a team and pledge to raise at least $250 for the cure. This may sound like a lot, […]

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Activism, Advocacy, Author, Campus Life, Columbus, Events, Personal, Personal Events, Recreation, School Spirit, Student Life, Student orgs, Why Ohio State?

Saying Goodbye Pt. 1: The Last Semester Bucket List

Written by    Feb 4, 2019

It’s crazy, and it’s weird, and it’s a little (read: a lot) sad–I’ve come to my last semester of college. There’s a lot to say simply about coming to this point (and I plan to get to that soon). But for right now, I want to alleviate some of the winter blues by making a “Last Semester at Ohio State” bucket list of things to do […]

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Advice, Arts, Author, Dining, Diversity, Events, Food, International, Personal, School Spirit, The Future, Why Ohio State?

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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Academics, Advice, Author, Columbus, Events, Internships, Stress, The Future, Why Ohio State?

Two Thumbs up for Poke Bros

Written by    Jan 29, 2019

Living off campus, I spend a lot of time scouting out the best places to eat on High Street when I don’t feel like cooking for myself. Earlier this month, searching for good food became a little bit easier when Poke Bros opened across from north campus, enabling me to walk to the restaurant pretty much in a straight line from my house. Although there were […]

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Advice, Author, Columbus, Dining, Food, nutrition, Student Life, Why Ohio State?

You are What You Eat (Pt. III)

Written by    Jan 29, 2019

What’s one thing all college students have in common? We’re always hungry. One of my favorite meals is from the rice bowl station at Curl Market. For $7.95 (five cents shy of a swipe) you can get a pretty substantial and yummy meal. I order rice, chicken, lettuce, carrots, edamame and cucumbers. They also offer mushrooms, tofu and scallions. I don’t like my bowl drenched […]

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Advice, Author, Campus Life, Dining, Food, nutrition, Personal, Student Life, Why Ohio State?

College in the north . . . during winter

Written by    Jan 14, 2019

Okay, I know Ohio isn’t everyone’s dream state. I had high school friends leave to go to college in Tampa, Savannah, Nashville, South Carolina, California . . . places where it’s warm. And it’s around this time of year that I ask classmates who came here from LA or Florida why they chose to come to Ohio. Well, first and foremost, it’s because tOSU is the best university […]

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Campus Life, Columbus, Personal, Recreation, Relaxation, School Spirit, Stress Relief, Student Life, Weather, Why Ohio State?

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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Advice, Author, Columbus, Internships, Personal Events, Student Life, Student orgs, The Future, Why Ohio State?, Work

How Do I Navigate Study Abroad?

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

The piece of advice I’ve heard the most from people post-grad is, “study abroad.” Ohio State offers a huge variety and number of programs, and college is one of the most affordable times to do it because there are so many resources for students. I’m hoping to study abroad in Italy in May, so this semester I’ve been going through the process of figuring out […]

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Advice, Author, Diversity, Honors & Scholars, International, Personal, School Spirit, Student Life, Study Abroad, Travel, Why Ohio State?

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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Academics, Advice, Author, Campus Life, Diversity, Housing, International, Internships, Personal, Student Life, Study Abroad, University Housing, Why Ohio State?

Poetry in Columbus

Written by    Dec 14, 2018

If you’re not an English major, this is probably really lame. You might as well click out of this post now. It might be a bit random and not something many people think about (or care about, if I’m honest with myself), but Columbus has a great poetry scene. There are readings happening all the time around the city, and constant readings on campus as […]

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Arts, Columbus, Personal Events, Why Ohio State?