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To bike or not to bike

Written by    Sep 20, 2016

The true question that plagues campus transportation: are bikes worth the hassle?   Photo Credit This debate still swirls around, with opinions that range from all across the spectrum. I’ve talked to people that think bikes should be banned and I’ve talked to people who live and die by their bike. So what’s the truth?   Let’s break it down into the classic “pros and […]

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Advice, Author, Student Life, Work


Written by    Jul 30, 2016

One of the best ways to learn more about a future career is to shadow someone. So I followed my aunt Maggie around for a day, learning what it was like for her to use a communications degree from The Ohio State University, as well as speaking with other communications professionals about their respective communications positions.

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Academics, Author, Classes, Personal, The Future, Work

Engineering in the real world

Written by    Jul 29, 2016

I am a chemical engineering major. Despite the popularity of my major, it surprises me how many people, even some engineers, have no idea what chemical engineers do. They know it’s very math and science intense and that they usually receive high salaries but that’s about it. I can’t really say that I can describe my major much better. Yeah, I can tell you that […]

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Academics, Advice, Internships, Work

The five stages of a college summer

Written by    Jul 12, 2016

Ok, ok. I don’t claim that everyone’s summer is exactly the same. But I think there are some general things that a lot of college kids experience in their summers. Here are the five stages of a college summer (as somewhat accurately depicted by my summer photos thus far):

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Author, Personal, Personal Events, Relaxation, Student Life, The Future, Work

My internship: A progress report

Written by    Jul 6, 2016

Roughly two months ago now I started working at my very first internship as a journalist for a local paper in Mansfield, Ohio. And there’s never a day I don’t feel lucky to spend my summer writing for the newspaper. But, now that I’ve had some time to get in the swing of things, I want to reflect on how things have changed since my […]

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Personal, Personal Events, Student Life, The Future, Work

What I’m doing this summer

Written by    Jun 28, 2016

What am I up to while I’m home this summer, you ask? Well I’ll tell you! Interning So I’m enrolled in the Communications Internship course for the summer, which basically means I’m earning credit for a class as I complete my internship. I’m working for a local fiction paperback shop (yes, those still exist), and I’m developing my marketing, outreach and customer service skills in addition to […]

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Academics, Arts, Author, Classes, Home, Recreation, Relaxation, Work

Summer for a college kid

Written by    Jun 15, 2016

Laying out by the pool, eating ice cream, and spending all day with friends is the recipe for a perfect summer! Or so I thought. Until I realized I was a broke college kid. Now, the recipe for a perfect summer is going to work, working, and more work.

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Advice, Author, Work

Summer in Cbus

Written by    Jun 8, 2016

Woah! Bam! Yahuh! That’s right! Ben is back to writing after his brief hiatus. Brief is a very subjective term. I am comparing my break in terms of the history of the universe, which would relatively make it “brief.” I am once again here to spread the Gospel of Ben (no affiliation to the Bible) and share the stories and advice of my life.

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The Big Transition

Written by    May 31, 2016

Moving back home for the first time since starting college has proven to be quite a transition. It seems like it shouldn’t be too hard, especially since I came home during the school year. Yet, being home nearly a month now, I’m still struggling to adjust from being at college. Here’s the worst of it:

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Advice, Food, Home, Personal, Relaxation, Student Life, The Future, Work

Go to that career fair…seriously!

Written by    Mar 22, 2016

You’ve seen the e-mails about career fairs, maybe even toyed with the idea of going, and now I’m here to say: DO IT! DOOOO IT! Last month I went to my first-ever career fair at Ohio State, and I am EXTREMELY happy I did! This is my last semester here, and thanks to the career fair, I had interviews with several companies and even got […]

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Advice, The Future, Why Ohio State?, Work