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.
Dear Findlay (and everyone affiliated),
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »