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Taking 3-Hour-Long Classes

Written by    Feb 11, 2019

I’ve talked about my schedule before in past blog posts (like this one) and how I prioritize scheduling days off in order to get classwork done and complete work for my job. This semester, I have Mondays off, with only one class on Wednesdays and Fridays. But I could only do this by taking 3 classes that meet once a week. For 3 hours. No, […]

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Academics, Advice, Campus Life, Classes, Personal, Schedules, Student Life

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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Academics, Advice, Author, Columbus, Internships, Personal, Stress, The Future, Work

The Unexpected Weekend

Written by    Feb 5, 2019

My parents, both Ohio State alumni, have about 10 years between them of going to Ohio State. Yet, throughout those years, neither of them ever had school called off on account of weather. There were no snow days for college students when they went here, and cold days weren’t even a thing back then. So imagine my surprise last Tuesday when I received an alert […]

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Author, Campus Life, Classes, Events, Personal, Personal Events, Relaxation, Student Life, Weather

How to Write Papers (advice from an English major)

Written by    Feb 4, 2019

You know what I don’t have this semester? Exams. I took a full load of English classes this semester: technical writing, literary publishing, digital media composing, poetry, fiction. Not an exam in sight. You know what I do instead? Write papers. And I love writing papers. Every time midterms and finals roll around, I have the same conversation with my friends. They all say they would much […]

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Academics, Advice, Classes, finals, midterms, Stress, Studying

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?

Staying on Task in an Online Class

Written by    Jan 28, 2019

During fall semester, one of the classes I had to take for my major was Communication 1101 (History of Communication). Content wise, it was exactly what I expected it to be. Format wise, it was a completely different experience. COMM 1101 was an online class – no buildings to meet in, no classes to attend, nothing physical at all. On paper, it seemed like the […]

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

Strictly Business

Written by    Jan 22, 2019

For the first time in my college career, I’m only taking classes this semester that are in the business school or required for my major. Up until now, I had always had some departure from accounting and business-related classes with general education credits (gen eds) and history classes for my minor, but since I’ve fulfilled both of those requirements, just about everything I’ll be doing […]

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Academics, Author, Classes, Student Life

Top Hat? What’s That?

Written by    Jan 22, 2019

Though each class at Ohio State grades based on its own special criteria, pretty much all of them ask that you attend every lecture / recitation session to receive participation points towards your final grade. At first, this may seem like an infeasible requirement; after all, some class sessions (especially the lectures) will have up to several dozen students at a time. How on earth […]

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Semester Goals (Why I’m Starting Protein Powder)

Written by    Jan 7, 2019

It’s second semester junior year, ladies! I’m back from India (hot, good food, people asked me if I was getting married). I spent a blur of a first semester going to the Clinton Global Initiative, Chicago through the Honors Cohort program, and D.C. for Buckeye Leadership Fellows (expect, at some point, a deep dive on all those different programs for all of you trying to apply), […]

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Campus Life, fitness, Personal, Recreation, Schedules

A Survey of College Survey

Written by    Jan 3, 2019

When am I going to use this in life? That’s got to be one of the most widely-asked questions by students about their classes, both in high school and in college. It’s a fair question to ask, too. After all, when’s the last time you ever had to use the Pythagorean Theorem outside of math class? After going through a semester’s worth of classes at Ohio […]

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