VOLUME 5   ISSUE #7


Major Highlight - Journalism
Photo courtesy of Samantha Hollingshead /The Lantern Media Group
Journalists are expert communicators, reporting about important events, business conditions, social problems, and the latest developments in politics, arts, science, sports and every other area of human endeavor. As communication outlets proliferate, journalists adapt to the rapidly changing media landscape. Journalists work for a wide variety of organizations producing traditional printed and broadcast media as well as online publications using text, photos, graphics, video and data. Students benefit from our location in Ohio's largest city and state capital, where they complete high quality internships. Student journalists practice multimedia reporting by working at The Lantern Media Group, which includes The Lantern and Lantern TV.  Read more.
Career Corner - Prepare for Summer Employment and Internships Now!
Summer is a great time to participate in an internship or another kind of resume-building experience, Now is a prime time to step up your search for such opportunities.  You've likely heard about the January 26th Summer Internship & Opportunity Fair, and maybe you are submitting applications via FutureLink and circulating your resume via networking (we hope you are!).  Another key step is to polish your interviewing skills.  Consider the common interview question, "What are your strengths?"  If your stock response is brief like, "It's easy for me to maintain a positive attitude." you need to know that most recruiters would grade that response with a C or even a D!  Maintaining a positive attitude is valued in all work settings, but employers expect more detailed interview responses.  Responses that provide specific accounts of HOW you have developed skills that relate to a position will be graded higher.  ASC Career Services can help you take your interview skills to the next level. Obtain coaching during a mock interview and access "how to" documents and videos here.
Summer Internship & Opportunity Fair - Tuesday, January 26 from 1 - 6 p.m. in the Ohio Union.
Become A Student Ambassador for Your College
Would you like to represent your college, boost your resume or get involved on campus?  Arts and Sciences is seeking Student Ambassadors to help with outreach to prospective students, on-campus recruitment events and student panel discussions.
Contact Angelett Anderson at anderson.2777@osu.edu.  
February 1 - Application Deadline
Financial Aid Priority Deadline
Dollar Sign Are you applying for or renewing financial aid in 2016 - 2017?  If so, file your FAFSA and apply for Special Scholarships by the priority due date of February 15, 2016.  Students who do not meet the priority application date will not be considered for university-administered funds, including scholarships, institutional grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Perkins Loans, unless there are funds remaining.  You can file the FAFSA even if your taxes are not completed.  FAFSA Link.  OSU Special Scholarships application.  OSU Student Financial Aid
Arts and Sciences Merit and Need-Based Scholarships
Merit and need-based funding is available for currently enrolled students pursuing a major in the humanities and/or the natural and mathematical sciences.  Funds will be applied toward 2016 - 2017 enrollment.  For info on eligibility for specific funds and the application, click on the link below.
February 3 at 4:00 p.m.- Application Deadline 
Class Honorary Applications 2016 - 2017
The class honoraries are now accepting applications for the 2016 - 2017 academic year.
Sophomore Honoraries (entering your 2nd year and expect to graduate in 2019): Mirrors & Romophos
Junior Honoraries (entering your 3rd year and expect to graduate in 2018): Bucket & Dipper and Chimes
Senior Honoraries (entering your 4th year and expect to graduate in 2017): Mortar Board & Sphinx
Application links for each honorary can be found at aosch.org.
Friday, January 22, 2016 - Application deadline
Study Abroad
Afro-Brazil: Culture and Contemporary Society
This program will allow students over the course of three weeks to experience the cities of Salvador, Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and learn more about the identities with each region.  Site visits and excursions will include exposure to local cultural institutions, human rights/community development NGOs and extracurricular workshops for capoeira and hip hop artists.  Students will also have access to media institutions such as Rede Globo.  All participants will be given the opportunity to collaborate and interact with local peers, academics and artists for cross cultural learning.  Read more.
For more info contact
Louise Yahiaoui in OIA (Yahiaoui.2@osu.edu)
February 1, 2016 - Application Deadline
May Study Abroad Program Application Deadlines Extended
The application deadlines for virtually all May programs has been extended from January 4 to January 15 (May programs with application deadlines that have already passed are not affected by this deadline extension.)  For a list of programs occurring in May, visit the
OIA online search engine and select May session as the term.

Summer Tuition Credit
Ohio State will provide a tuition credit for up to three credit hours of coursework for the first 4-week session for qualifying students.  The credit is available to students who are enrolled full-time (12 credit hours for undergraduate students) during spring semester, and who are not graduating (with the exception of students earning an associate degree, students in a dual-degree program and students enrolled in multiple-degree programs).  For full info, click here
International Security Scholarships
The Mershon Center for International Security Studies has established International Security Scholarships for Undergraduate Thesis and Study Abroad to support undergraduates whose professional training and career plans lie in the field of international security.  More info.
Monday, February 22, 2016 - Application Deadline
Denman Forum & Spring Expo Call for Abstracts
Abstract submissions for the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum are currently being accepted through February 4.  The Forum will be held on Wednesday, March 30 in the RPAC.  A new Spring Expo will also take place on the morning of March 30 to allow more students more opportunities to communicate their research efforts.  Information and instructions for submitting abstracts can be found here
Undergraduate Research Office Spring Events
Speaking of Summertime Research Student Panel- Student panelists will speak about their experiences conducting full-time summer research.  Tuesday, January 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Research Commons.
Montlhy Info Sessions for those interested in getting started with research will begin again on Friday, January 22 at 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. in 090 W. 18th Ave. Library.  
For more info about events visit the URO website
Summer Undergraduate Research Fair
Talk with representatives from campus research programs and Ohio State funding sponsors.  
Wednesday, January 20 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm. in 165 Thompson Library 
2015 - 16 COMPAS Program on Sustainability
Learn about the challenge of realizing sustainability, who bears responsibility for this challenge, and how can we motivate the necessary shifts in public policy and personal behavior?  The conference will bring together an interdisciplinary group of experts from communications, decision sciences, economics, law, philosophy, and political science, among other fields, to address these issues. Read more.
January 28 - 29 - All sessions held on the 11th floor of Thompson Library and are free
Apply to Represent Ohio State at the U21 Undergraduate Research Conference
Undergraduate researchers exploring topics related to Global Perspectives on Ageing Societies are encouraged to apply to attend an all-expense-paid conference this summer, July 11 - 16, 2016, at the Tecnologico de Monterrey.  Three students will be selected to deliver an oral or poster presentation on their work.  Conference info.  For questions and application info, contact Lorraine Wallace at wallace.621@osu.edu.
Monday, February 8, 2016 - Application Deadline
24th Annual Fergus Scholarship Award Exhibition
View selected works by recipients of the 24th Annual John Fergus Family Fund Scholarship Awards, a juried competition open to all studio-based visual art and design majors.
Exhibition: January 19 - 30
Reception: January 23 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus 
Arts Scholars Juried Exhibition
The annual Arts Scholars Juried Exhibition features works selected by a jury of faculty and community members and shows the variety and diversity of talent in the Arts Scholars Program.
Exhibition:  January 19 - 30
Reception: Saturday, January 23, 5 - 7 p.m.
Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus 
Nominate A Student, Staff or Faculty Member for A Mentoring and Leadership Award
The Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award recognizes outstanding mentoring to and/or leadership on behalf of women and other historically underrepresented groups at the university.  Nomination process and more information found here.
January 29 - Nomination Deadline 
Washington Academic Internship Program
Interested in living and working in our nation's capital while earning a full semester of Ohio State credit?  Make the Capital your classroom!  Become a John Glenn Fellow with the Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP).  
Contact:  Katy Hogan (hogan.124@osu.edu) WAIP Program Manager.
January 14 - Info session from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in room 130, Page Hall
January 22 - Deadline for summer application with interviews the following week. 
Mentor-A-Buckeye Program
Student Life's department of Social Change is currently accepting applications from students to serve as hosts for the 4th Annual "A Day in the Life of a Buckeye" program.  The event will take place on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.  The program offers a one-on-one experience for inner-city and Appalachian area high school students to experience life at The Ohio State University, and college in general, for a day.  Read more.  Application.
Sunday, February 7, 2016 - Application deadline 
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