Undergraduate News

Orton Hall Are you interested in research? Would you like to learn from your peers about other cultures?  Do you want to become involved in community outreach?  See below for opportunities in all of these areas and more.
ASC Program Highlight

English Department Students The English undergraduate curriculum prepares students to think critically about texts; to construct sound arguments based on evidence; to write elegantly and persuasively; and to understand the historical and cultural contexts in which texts are produced, disseminated, and received. Students can major in English and English Pre-Education and minor in Creative Writing, English, and Popular Culture Studies. Over 120 courses cover topics ranging from Shakespeare to digital media studies, from Romanticism to popular culture, from 20th-century fiction to contemporary disability studies, from traditional grammar to literary publishing, from folklore to narrative theory, from creative nonfiction to business and professional writing, and from rhetoric to film analysis. Course credit is available through study abroad programs, service learning courses, writing-related internships, and independent research and creative writing projects.

Majors are prepared for entry-level jobs in arts administration, business, communications, consulting, education, finance, human resources, journalism, marketing, media production, publishing, sales, social services, and technology services. They are often employed by non-profit organizations and government agencies, or attend law school, medical school, business school, and graduate-level programs in the humanities.

Student Organization Highlight

Russian Club  Amidst the geopolitical conflict between the U. S. and Russia, the Russian Club opens the minds of students and celebrates the culture of the everyday Russian.  As a participant in the Taste of OSU cultural exhibit, they showcased a deeper side of Russian culture in hopes of changing preconceived notions stemming from the Cold War.

Edina Reo's Internship Experience
Edina Reo March is madness for Fan Experience and Promotions intern, Edina Reo.  Her career goal is to work in either collegiate or professional sports marketing.  She shares thoughts on her internship with Ohio State Athletics here.
If you're interested in an internship, you can connect with employers and internship sites in the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors through FutureLink.
Graduating This Semester?

The deadline to apply for spring graduation is April 5th.  If you are planning to graduate spring semester, but have not yet completed your graduation application, please make an appointment to apply by calling Arts and Sciences Advising at (614) 292-6961.  Before your appointment, please meet with your major advisor(s), if you haven't already done so, to complete a major program form or to confirm that your major will be complete.  If applicable, meet with your minor advisor to complete a minor program form.  Bring your major program form(s), and minor program form (if applicable), to your appointment.  Graduation information

Research Thesis

For information about the thesis option for students not in an honors program, see Research ThesisIf you are planning to graduate with research distinction, contact Amy Martinez in Arts and Sciences Advising to submit the Thesis Application (upon enrolling in 4999 research credit and no later than one term before your graduating term). Direct questions about the application to Amy Martinez. If you are pursuing one of the professional programs in the arts, contact a faculty advisor in your department, or an arts advisor in ASC Advising, for more info. 

For information about the thesis option for students enrolled in the Honors Program, see Honors Research Thesis.  If you are planning to graduate with honors research distinction, submit the Application for Graduation with Honors Research Distinction to the Arts and Sciences Honors Office upon enrolling in 4999H research credit and no later than two semesters before graduation. Direct questions about the application to an Arts and Sciences Honors Office counselor.

Denman Undergraduate Research Forum
Denman Are you considering a research project? Would you like to talk with other undergraduate students about their research projects?  Students will showcase their research at the annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.
Thursday, March 28 - noon to 3 in the RPAC upper and lower gyms.
Science Sundays Lecture
Wenzel How To Work As A Team When No One Knows What She Is Doing - presented by John Wenzel, director of the Powdermill Nature Reserve, Carnegie Museum of Natural History.
Dr. Wenzel mixes some math, information theory, cybernetics, and real life stuff to show how ants, bees, and wasps organize their labor without time clocks, or job foremen, or blueprints.
Sunday - March 17 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Ohio Union, US Bank Conference Theatre.
For more information and future lectures, visit Science Sundays.
Advisor Appreciation

Tell an advisor how much you appreciate them!  Submit a thank you to your advisor online at:  Thank An Advisor.

Nominate your advisor for the Outstanding Advisor of the Year Award at:  Outstanding Advisor AwardNominations due April 1. 

Scholarships for Students In the Arts
Margaret Noell Kindberg Memorial Fund for the Arts supports travel opportunities for students in the arts.
William and Dolly (Ardath) Saxbe Endowed Fund for the Arts supports students with a declared major in an arts discipline who will travel to perform, create, present, conduct research, or conduct creative scholarship in the arts.
Arts Undergraduate Research Scholarships supports students who are pursuing a degree in the arts and will be working on a creative or research project by Autumn semester of the last year of their major program.
Friday, March 29 - Application deadline for all three funds.
Professional Development Grants for Women
Grants are designed to facilitate professional development and career mobility of women.  Full-time undergraduate students at the sophomore level and above are eligible to apply.  Grants up to $1,000 will be awarded and may be used toward a variety of expenses such as conferences,  research, networking activities, and publication expenses.  Grant guidelines and application.
Thursday, March 28 - Application deadline for an activity occurring between July 1 and December 31.
Global Engagement Nights

Global Engagement Nights Join the Office of International Affairs for Global Engagement Nights, a continuation of the popular "America 101" series. Global Engagement Nights provide a forum for domestic and international students to have conversations on topics ranging from popular culture to relationships, as well as learn more about their peers from other cultures and about the growing international community at Ohio State.  Discussion topics. 

Contact:  Laura Hoffsis by email at hoffsis.5@osu.edu. 

Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. in 122 Oxley Hall.

International Etiquette & Interviewing

Are you considering working abroad? Refine your international etiquette and interviewing skills by attending an interactive workshop presented by Protocol and Etiquette Worldwide. 

Dressing in interview attire is encouraged but not mandatory. Hosted by the Center for Slavic and East European Studies. Seats are limited!  RSVP to csees@osu.edu.  

March 7 at 5:30 in 130 Page Hall.  Reception at 6:30 for Q & A.   

Study Abroad - Mexico Global May
Mexico Study Abroad Students will travel to Mexico in May to explore the Yucatán peninsula.  While there, they will study globalization and how it has impacted the local area and the nation.  Mexico Global May will be based in the beautiful and historic capital city of Mérida where students will live with local families while focusing on the intersection of tourism, the environment and development.  To begin planning your study abroad program for next year, plan to attend a Getting Started Session.
Community Service Opportunity

Share your college experience with elementary students! Pay It Forward's Access88 is a community outreach program focused on access to higher education in Ohio's 88 counties. All majors are encouraged to participate! Register for trips to Linden, Whitehall, and Sardinia, Ohio at Access88.  Space is limited.
Fall 2013 Ambassador application deadline - April 17 by 11:59 p.m.

PACE - Mentor Columbus H.S. Students

Would you like to mentor a Columbus high school student?  Join the PACE Mentoring Program.  Mentors will help high-achieving, but underserved students reach their maximum potential through help with standard subjects, SAT/ACT/AP preparation, scholarships, and college counseling.  If interested, email Alyse Krausz or apply here.

Anne Frank Project Comes To OSU
Branching off the social change through storytelling conference started at Buffalo State College and inspired by the way Anne Frank lived, the Ohio State chapter of the Anne Frank Project is looking for students interested in solving community and campus issues through means of art and storytelling. Those with a passion for service, storytelling, or are striving for a unique creative outlet for leadership on campus should contact Annoj Bhandari or Carly Edelheit.  Read more about the Anne Frank Project.
Save the Date
March 7 - Alumni Career Fair
March 19 - Middle Market Career Fair
March 20 - Using LinkedIn for Career Networking Workshop
March 20 - NMS Undergraduate Research Forum
March 21 - Job Search Strategies Workshop
March 21 - Preparing A Global Resume
March 25 - How the First 2 Years of College Can Launch Your Career
March 26 - Science Resume Writing Workshop
March 27 - Government Resume Writing Workshop
March 27 - Careers In TV/Radio Employer Panel
March 27 - Peace Corps Information Session
March 28 - Mastering the Application Process on USAJobs.gov
April 1 - Networking Made Simple
April 3 -  FutureLink's Hidden Treasurers
April 4 - Foreign Language Center Career Night
April 4 - 7 -   36th Annual Jazz Festival
Campus Life Tips
Schedule Planner is an easy-to-use web-based system that allows you to plan class schedules more efficiently.  You may select classes from the Schedule of Classes and block out time you need to set aside for studying, extracurriculars, work, internships, athletics, etc.  Make the best use of your time and stay on track to graduate.  Schedule Planner.
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