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SOS, life is in shambles

Written by    Oct 27, 2016

Guys. I just had the worst shift of my entire life. And it’s only my second week of work. I’m an office assistant in my residence hall, and don’t get me wrong, it’s great. I think it’s as awesome as a minimum wage job gets. It’s convenient, I get to choose my hours, and I get to do homework while I’m sitting at the front […]

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Author, Campus Life, On-campus work, Personal, Stress, Work

How to get involved in undergraduate research

Written by    Oct 10, 2016

Ohio State has many opportunities for students outside of the classroom, including lots of opportunities to get involved in undergraduate research. For students in pre-med or pre-vet routes, having some lab or research experience is an awesome thing to able to add to your medical or vet school applications. However undergraduate research can benefit all, no matter what major you’re in. Luckily for me, I was […]

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Academics, Advice, Research, Work

Just keep swimming

Written by    Sep 30, 2016

College has a hefty price tag.  Not only do we need to pay for tuition but also housing, dining, textbooks, warm clothing (for Ohio’s bipolar weather), club fees, trips off campus, school supplies, study abroad, groceries, the list is unending.  So how do Ohio State students go about combatting the mounds of debt facing us after college?  We get campus jobs! This year I work […]

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On-campus work, Work

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

Shadowing

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