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Freshman Year Survival Tip #3: Participate in an Early Arrival Program

Written by    Jul 31, 2018

I know everyone always tells freshmen to get involved, but something that many first-year students don’t consider is getting involved BEFORE the start of the academic year.   Entering my first year at Ohio State, I had the pleasure of participating in the Buckeyes First and Ohio State Welcome Leader (OWL) programs during the week before official move-in for students. Although I was a bit […]

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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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Freshman Year Survival Tip #2: Your Professors Don’t Hate You!

Written by    Jul 6, 2018

I know I’ve mentioned this in some of my previous posts, but I personally feel as though this point is important enough to be reiterated thousands of times.  Entering my freshman year here at Ohio State, I was CONVINCED that my professors would all hate me. From television shows to the stories that my high school teachers told me, everybody and everything seemed to depict […]

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Review: Spring 2018 Classes

Written by    Jun 15, 2018

Psychology 2220— Data Analysis in Psychology Instructor: Seth Miller Location: Hitchcock 035 Hours: This course is three credit hours and consists of three 55-minute lectures per week (mine were Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:20 to 11:15). Outside of class I spent an average of 30-45 minutes per week on this class. Textbooks: Our required textbook was Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (Fourth Edition) by […]

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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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Freshman Year Survival Tip #1: Essential Packing List

Written by    Jun 7, 2018

If you’re about to enter your first year of college, you (like all of us older students once did) will probably find yourself wondering what to pack if you will be living in an on-campus residence hall.  Though every student will differ in packing needs and preferences, I’ve prepared a list of some items that I personally found very helpful throughout my first year here […]

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New Zealand Blog 6: I’m Going On Multiple Adventures

Written by    May 31, 2018

Let’s talk ~Auckland Adventures~ – some of the highlights of mini trips here in New Zealand. (Imagine if Frodo wrote this blog. “Today, Gollum fell into the depths of Mordor with the one ring. I’m going to miss that little guy! And Gollum too!”) I’m going to separate each of the four adventures by a character in “The Hobbit” or “Lord of the Rings” that […]

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3.5 Months of Summer??

Written by    May 24, 2018

Summer in college is definitely quite different than in high school — in more ways than one, I might add. Most notably, though, is the duration of a college summer break. Unlike in high school, where districts only have about two months off, a college summer is the length of an entire semester (hence the name “Summer Term”). What are you going to do with […]

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Senior Week

Written by    May 24, 2018

At the end of the semester, I usually found myself leaving campus as quickly as possible, but with graduation and training for my internship, I got to see and experience all of the craziness that happens during a senior’s final week as a student. The week kicked off with a craft night, where seniors were invited to decorate their caps. As you can see, mine […]

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