A senior from Lima, Ohio with a marketing major and double minor in accounting and sports business, I’m passionate about people, business and relationship building. I have been fortunate enough to complete internships with the Cleveland Browns, Marathon Petroleum and The Oiler 10.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
The start of a new school year has always been an exciting time for me, but this year there was even more excitement because it’s my senior year and I’ll get to enjoy the new Center for Student Life and College of Business building. As a marketing major, I’m anxious to learn in its innovative classrooms and learning spaces, and as a student, I’m beyond happy that we now have an amazing place to relax, study and eat on campus.
The second story of the new building, home to the College of Business, has grand auditoriums, classrooms and conference rooms, and the interior designer wasn’t afraid of Oiler Orange! There are also two learning commons on the second floor that will be great places to collaborate on projects and study.
One of the things that I’m most excited about is the Big … Read More »