Collin Aldrich is a fourth year Eminence Fellow at The Ohio State University. As a student in the Integrated Business and Engineering Honors Program (IBE), he is pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a major in Operations Management and a minor in Engineering Sciences. The IBE coursework has enabled Collin to pursue his passions in innovation and entrepreneurship; These interests have shaped many of the experiences and involvements he has had at OSU as well as his goals for the future.
Over the past few years, Collin has enjoyed taking part in hackathons, innovation sprints, and consulting projects that have benefitted local and global organizations. After his freshman year, Collin travelled to Kathmandu, Nepal for a two week consulting project with Seven Women — an international nonprofit focused on providing economic and educational opportunities for marginalized women in Nepal. In the summer after his sophomore year, he worked with the Mid Ohio Foodbank to suggest marketing and financial strategies for the launch of a new Columbus initiative. In his junior year, Collin worked as an Innovation Analyst to create business models and commercialization strategies for technologies supported by the Ohio State Center for Innovation Strategies. Now, Collin looks forward to the IBE Capstone Project that he will complete in his final year at Ohio State. Supported by the experiences he has had at OSU, Collin hopes to have a career in product commercialization and innovation management — where he can combine his knowledge of business and engineering with his passion for people and problem-solving.
Collin is currently involved in the Eminence Early Arrival Program, PowerHouse Ohio, and the Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity. Although originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Collin recently relocated to Punta Gorda, Florida where he spends most of his time kayaking and swimming. When in Columbus, Collin can be found playing tennis at the RPAC, rollerblading on the Oval, eating sushi at Thompson Library, or exploring the Short North.