College of Arts and Sciences
Greetings!
With snow falling outside it may seem as if summer is in the distant future.  However, if you are considering a summer internship now is the time to begin the search process.  Plan to attend a Summer Internship Roundtable - more information below.   
From Mary Ellen Jenkins
Assistant Executive Dean of Arts and Sciences
Providing academic services to support our undergraduates has been a labor of love for the past 24 years.  Overseeing Arts and Sciences Advising, Career Services, and Honors for more than 16,500 students could not occur without the support of more than 50 equally committed staff members.  Our goal is to help you design a successful and challenging academic experience as you progress from orientation through to graduation.  It is a privilege for us to work with you and to get to know you on an individual basis!

Arts and Sciences Program Highlight

psych

Psychology is the scientific study of behavior from biological (e.g., brain) to social (e.g., cultural) factors. Students can earn either a BA or BS degree in Psychology, or choose from among seven minors, including Organization and Performance, Clinical and Individual Differences, and Biological Bases of Behavior.   Majors take courses in biological, social, clinical, developmental, and cognitive psychology.  Students graduating with a psychology major go on for graduate study or pursue immediate careers in a wide variety of areas, including human services, business, non-profit, research, education, and health-related fields.
Student Organization Highlight
The Dean's Student Advisory Board is charged with advising the College of Arts and Sciences Executive Dean and Vice Provost on matters pertaining to students such as academics, communication, activities, student life, and college relations.  Board members encourage you to share your thoughts on any of these areas as they relate to your enrollment in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Submit your feedback.
From Arts and Sciences Advising
Evening Walk-In Advising Hours 

During winter quarter, Arts and Sciences Advising in 100 Denney Hall will be open after normal business hours for walk-ins on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  For more information visit Arts and Sciences Advising and Academic Services or call (614)292-6961.
Beginning January 25 the Honors Program offers Winter Quarter evening walk-in hours on Wednesday evening from 5-7 p.m.  Honors students may also call (614)292-5104 for an advising appointment or visit 207 Enarson Hall.  

Career Corner - Internships
Internship - EPA
Biology major interning with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

FutureLink is a great resource for starting an internship search.  Did you know that opportunities with Central Ohio organizations are listed throughout the school year in FutureLink?  Be sure to plan ahead when starting your search, especially for summer internships!  Some summer internships have deadlines as early as November, but most require starting the search process by the end of January.  To help with your search, plan to attend the Summer Internship Roundtable or the Nonprofit Opportunities Fair listed below.   

Summer Internship Roundtable
Tuesday, January 24
Ohio Union Performance Hall 
There will be two recruitment events promoting spring and summer internship opportunities.
 
1-5 p.m.
The focus will be on law, media, communications, advertising, public relations, marketing, sales, retail, and sports management.
6-8
:30 p.m.
The focus will be on corporate communications, finance/financial services, business analysis, human resources, logistics, sales and marketing, retail and general management.
Nonprofit Opportunities Fair 
Tuesday, February 7
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ohio Union Performance Hall 
Connect with 50 employers from various local nonprofit organizations representing the arts, healthcare, legal aid, social services, and women's issues, just to name a few.  Employers will be looking for volunteers, interns, part-time and/or full-time employees. Additional information
SUCCESS Program 

The SUCCESS Program seeks to identify outstanding sophomores, juniors, or non-graduating seniors interested in the biomedical sciences with the goal of pursuing graduate education (MD/PhD or PhD).  The nine-week, fully funded program seeks to enhance and foster diversity in graduate study in the biomedical and biological sciences.  The program especially encourages applications from African Americans, Hispanic/Latino Americans, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and others whose backgrounds and experiences would bring diversity to the field. Online application deadline is March 1. 

SPHINX Senior Class Honorary

SPHINX Senior Class Honorary is now accepting applications for the 106th class.  For more information and the online application visit SPHINX.   Application deadline is February 10.

Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships

Sara SantiagoNeed-based scholarships open to Columbus campus undergraduate students who have a declared major in the arts and sciences and have not previously participated in a study abroad program.  These scholarships are designed to support students who would not normally be able to afford an international experience.  Scholarships will be awarded toward costs associated with study abroad excluding tuition.  Application information and application form.  The application deadline is March 8.  

Financial Aid - FAFSA Priority Filing Date 
February 15 is the priority application filing date for the FAFSA and the Application for Special Scholarships 2012 - 2013.  Financial Aid important dates and deadlines.
Campus Life Tips
Effective summer 2012, Ohio State will adopt a new semester-based academic calendar.  Find out how a quarter course will convert to a semester course at the Course Conversion Guide.

Do You Know? 

Brutus with flagWhat Arts and Sciences building is named for a former U.S. president and what was his connection to OSU?


Submit your answer by January 27 to be entered in a drawing to win one of two Brutus Buckeye jump drives with moveable arms and legs.  Look for a new question in our next issue. 

 

Answer to the last question is: The "Long Walk" extends down the center of the Oval.  Today, some students believe that if they hold hands, walk the entire "Long Walk" and hear the chimes from Orton Hall as they are walking, they will marry.  Congratulations to James and Morgan for knowing the correct answer!   

Be Counted - Take Our Poll 
What is your favorite app?    Submit your answer

Results from last poll -  Where is the best place to buy coffee on campus?  There was a definite preference  for the Crane Ca in Hagerty Hall.  Stop by to check out their new Java MasterCampus Grind in McPherson was a not-too-distant second. 
Edited by Ann Rottersman, Director of Student Programs.
Special thanks to ASC undergraduate students Adrienne M., Diane S., Emily R., and Niraj A. for guidance in initiating this e-Newsletter.

Vol. 1 Issue 5

 

    

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