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What Even is Strategic Communication?

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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Undergraduate Research in Communications? Why Not!

Written by    Apr 22, 2019

One of the best things about Ohio State is that it’s big enough for you to pursue anything — or everything — that interests you. This semester I was able to take an independent study course (Communication 4998) and participate in undergraduate research. Each semester the School of Communication emails a document with information from researchers seeking undergraduate assistants. I reached out to multiple faculty […]

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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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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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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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On the Decision to Graduate Early

Written by    Apr 1, 2019

Freshman year, when I first told my advisor I wanted to graduate in 3 years, I was not met with the excitement I expected. While I thought it was a great idea for my future, she had seen students in the past make the same decision as me and go on to regret it. I assumed everyone would pat me on the back and congratulate […]

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Columbus Food Scene: Katalina’s

Written by    Apr 1, 2019

Last week one of my friends from Miami came up to visit during her spring break, and we went to Katalina’s, a brunch place I’ve been wanting to check out. Katalina’s is south of campus, located at the corner of West Third and Pennsylvania Avenue. It’s a tiny place with sharpie scribbled on the walls from customers. They serve Mexican food, which is my favorite. […]

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WELD Keynote Speaker, Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO of Chase Bank

Written by    Mar 26, 2019

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to attend a Women for Economic and Leadership Development event downtown, where Thasunda Brown Duckett, CEO of Chase Bank,  spoke. Thasunda, known by most as “T,” spoke about her childhood and the hard work she’s put forth to get to where she is today. T shared how she diversifies her life portfolio by spending time on the things that […]

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Landing the Internship: Reflection

Written by    Mar 26, 2019

I’m thrilled to share that I’ve accepted an internship with Paycor in Cincinnati this summer. I’ll be working with their internal communications team on multiple initiatives and helping to plan Paycor’s annual sales kickoff. I couldn’t be happier, and I am so thankful to my parents, mentors, peers and professors who have helped me through this process. It looks simple and easy when students start […]

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