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How to Stay Organized and Conquer Busy Weeks

Written by    Dec 3, 2018

The sophomore slump is real. This semester I’m taking 18 credit hours and I’m involved in too many extracurriculars. College is still a blast, but every week this semester I’ve felt like I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off because I’m so busy. Figuring out your own balancing act is an important part of college. Here are some tips to help […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Classes, midterms, Schedules, Stress, Student Life, Studying

Thank you, Ohio State

Written by    Nov 14, 2018

It seems the sun is finally setting on my time here at The Ohio State University. During my final semester as a student, I have been taking more time than usual to reflect on my college journey. It all started on an airplane. I was trying to decide between Ohio State and another university. I wrote down all the pros and cons for each school […]

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It’s official: I’m graduating early

Written by    Nov 14, 2018

It’s time to celebrate. My Honors Contract was accepted! This means that all my classes in past, present and future, as well as my character and academic standing, have been approved for me to graduate with Honors distinction. More importantly, I have enough credits and enough rigorous coursework to graduate a year early. I’m only a sophomore, and I get to graduate next year. How cool is […]

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Academics, Honors & Scholars, The Future

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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The most thorough way to study ever

Written by    Oct 11, 2018

Talk to anyone who knows me, and you’ll find out I’m a bit of a perfectionist. I’m in bed by 9:30 every night, I don’t settle for less than a 100% on anything, I like to keep things clean, and I show up at least 30 minutes early to everything. You can see my perfectionism in my approach to academics, too. I’ve developed what I […]

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Academics, Classes, midterms

How do we keep making it?

Written by    Sep 11, 2018

There is a peculiar moment in your college experience when you realize that time is somehow and suddenly both fleeting and stagnant. Hear me out. These things that you’ve worked so hard to establish – the academics, the clubs – they feel sort of tedious, a little mundane. Routine. But getting closer and closer to the real world feels much too daunting. I can’t think […]

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Academics, Advice, Events, Personal, Personal Events

What’s a two day weekend?

Written by    Sep 11, 2018

I’m spoiled. It’s my third semester at The Ohio State University, and I’ve never had a full week of classes. Semester one, my classes were Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday; semester two, Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday-Friday; and now, I only have classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Thus, I’ve never had a weekend that’s only two days. To be clear, I know this isn’t possible for every student, but I do know that the odds are […]

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Classes, Schedules

How to “do it all” and still get 8 hours of sleep

Written by    Jul 31, 2018

College is overwhelming. There are lots of opportunities that you are encouraged to try, lots of difficult classes that take up much of your personal time, and not as much money in your pocket as you are used to. Trust me, I get it: I am currently a pre-med double major who works two jobs, volunteers each week, studies for the MCAT and serves as president […]

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Academics, Advice, Author, Classes, Honors & Scholars, Personal, Research, Schedules, Student Life, Student orgs, Studying, Work

New Zealand Blog 9: Back to the Hobbit Hole

Written by    Jun 15, 2018

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – J.R.R. Tolkien in the voice of Gandalf, “The Fellowship of the Ring” Coming to this study abroad, I wasn’t sure I wanted to go out the door. This past academic year was a […]

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New Zealand Blog 8: Hobbit Culture vs. Men Culture

Written by    Jun 15, 2018

I guess I should talk about work, because I am “technically” on a global project to “work”. What I’ve observed the most is a stark difference in business cultures between the United States and New Zealand. American business schools, Fisher or anywhere else, breed a certain standard for work. Americans have the stereotype of living to work, putting business over all else, burning out after […]

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Author, Study Abroad