Category: Delaney Haas


Dear Findlay: A Letter to Everyone I’ve Known the Past 4 Years

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10th May

Dear Findlay (and everyone affiliated),

Graduation Day with Dr. Scott Grant, one of my best college mentors and a major reason why I was able to land so many internships and a full-time job.

August 2014, was the beginning of my senior year of high school. For most of my classmates, that meant preparing for homecoming, getting senior pictures, and taking the ACT to prep for college. For me, the beginning of senior year meant taking a huge risk by going full time to the University of Findlay. I was scared and nervous, because no one from my high school ever left early to go full time to college, no less a college that was an hour away. Would I feel welcomed by the students? Would faculty and staff take me seriously? Would I feel alone by taking the risk of … Read More »



The Senioritis Struggle (or lack thereof): Part 2

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26th April

Senioritis: sen·ior·i·tis: noun humorous: A supposed affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.

This past October, I wrote an article on my “Senioritis Struggle” detailing how I was lacking the motivation to do much other than graduate and get on with my life. While it was an honest reflection of how I felt, it was quite pessimistic. As I get ready to graduate in about two weeks, I can truthfully say that there is no “Senioritis Struggle.” 

Last semester I was impatient about knowing how my life will change post-graduation. Will I have a job? Where? What industry? What’s the job description? Where will I live? Knowing my life was going to change but not knowing how was frustrating.

My best friends, Haley and Laura, and I picking up … Read More »



Passionate Students + Humble Leadership + Above & Beyond Mentality = @TheOiler10

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3rd April

On August 19, 2016, Professor Scott Grant, Ed.D., gathered 10 students (including myself) together in Old Main, Room 203. Barely any of us knew each other, let alone why we were there. Scott had an idea: to provide experiential learning opportunities to students willing to go above and beyond in furthering their education. From there, The Oiler 10 was created as a student-run marketing agency.

The Oiler 10: August 2016 (First Official Meeting)

In the years since, The Oiler 10 has taken on clients throughout the United States focusing on digital marketing needs such as social media content and in-house photography/videography. Five students (called “agents”) have since graduated or moved on to other ventures, and seven more have joined the group. Clients have launched successful promotions, created new products and seen positive returns on investment because of our work. But … Read More »



Experiential Education: How Learning by Doing is Fueling my Passion

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2nd March

Ed Hartman (far left) and I (center) meet for the first time through winning the Innovation Competition.

Since day one of my freshman year at Findlay, my professors stressed the importance of experiential learning. Sure, you will learn a lot in the classroom, but applying the knowledge gained in the real world is invaluable. Since then, I have landed two incredible internships: one with the Cleveland Browns and one at Marathon Petroleum Corporation. During my final UF semester, I decided to take on different experiential learning opportunities that challenge me in some new ways.

Sophomore year, my best friend and I won UF’s inaugural Innovation Competition. One of the judges, Ed Hartman, a venture capitalist in Northwest Ohio, wanted me to help him out with some of the companies he was doing work with. I now do work through him … Read More »



From Idiot Sandwich to Food Aficionado

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25th January

Trying to balance school, work, career development and wedding planning can at times be overwhelming, but luckily my favorite hobby is also one of my greatest passions: Culinary Arts. Food is fundamentally important to life. On average, we eat three times a day, seven days a week. After 80 years that is 87,360 meals!

If you would have told me three years ago that I would know how to deglaze, julienne, and chiffonade, I would have never believed you. This is partially because I was afraid of hibachi grills as a child (open flame) and the first time I cooked I used a meat thermometer to check if the water was boiling. My culinary skills three years ago were so terrible I couldn’t even make an idiot sandwich.

So how did someone who could barely boil water learn to cook? To quote … Read More »



My Journey in the Dawg Pound

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4th December

If someone asked, “What does Delaney Haas love?,” the Cleveland Browns would be one of the first things mentioned.  I adore the (currently) winless AFC North team that is always full of surprises and chaos. I have been a Browns fan since birth, cheering on the team through thick and thin. But little did I know my outlook on the organization would transform into something much more than love for the team.

My journey with the Cleveland Browns started back in September 2015 when I attended the inaugural Browns Edge Career Development Summit. I was able to network with some of the Browns staff members, which helped me land some incredible game day opportunities that season including being a secret shopper, managing 15 Findlay volunteers and interning on Dawg Pound Drive. I then interned in Berea the following summer as a … Read More »



The Senioritis Struggle: Part 1

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16th November

From when I first walked through the Griffith Memorial Arch as a freshman, I dreamed about walking the opposite way at graduation, kissing away classes, homework and GPAs for life. Yet along with the excitement of impending adulthood, senior year has a bittersweet flavor to it.

It is difficult to put into text what I have been feeling this year; it’s a combination of being nervous, excited and anxious for life post-graduation. When I was a freshman, sophomore and junior, I had senior-year friends going through the same feelings I am now; I just didn’t get it then. It all ends in May when I exit out of the arch.

Here are a few of the things I will miss most after graduating:

Sleeping in until 9:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays
Seeing my friends every day
Taking random day trips to Toledo or … Read More »



Practical Magic: How Marathon Petroleum Corporation Fuels Experiential Learning

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13th October

At this time last year, I stepped outside my comfort zone and accepted an internship with Brand Marketing at Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) for spring 2017. While nervous at first, the four months’ experience I gained was invaluable.

Here are six reasons why you should consider doing an internship during the school year (especially with MPC):

You have so many opportunities — Many companies offer internships year round, meaning there are opportunities for students to fill in during the school year. Also, because most students believe that internships are only meant to be taken in the summer, there is much less competition for getting positions.
You get to do fun stuff — A semester spent at college means exams, projects and papers nonstop. My semester spent at MPC meant traveling to places such as Fort Wayne, Ann Arbor, Indianapolis and Columbus learning about marketing the … Read More »



Push Yourself to the (Browns) Edge

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26th September

Is there a day that you can honestly say changed your life? A day that impacted your education, career and social life?

Mine was on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015, at the inaugural Cleveland Browns Edge Summit at the University of Findlay. I was barely into sophomore year and had not really stepped outside my comfort zone. I attended the summit and decided to take advantage of the opportunity to network with members of the Cleveland Browns sales, partnerships, and fan experience departments. People talk about the power of networking, but I never knew that it would impact the rest of my life.

One of the Browns staff members reached out to me a couple of weeks after the summit asking if I was interested in volunteering on game day for the upcoming season. I accepted the offer and was soon told I … Read More »



“The Greatest Experience on Earth”

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11th September

College. At one point, it was stereotyped as a four-year party where students took a few classes and had little responsibility. Now, college has transformed into a three-ring circus, where students are tasked with juggling many things. My senior year is more like a five-ring circus though; where class, career prospecting, working, extracurricular and social activities occupy my day. Here is a breakdown of what I experience daily:

Classes. Every college student takes classes, and this semester I am taking six (eighteen credit hours). I have a mix of general education and business-oriented classes with homework, papers, projects, presentations and exams. While at times the classwork seems like a lot, I enjoy it because most of the courses cover areas I am passionate about.
Career Prospecting. As a senior, making sure I land a job post-graduation is very important. I am constantly … Read More »






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