An artifact I feel represents an important part of my first semester here at Ohio State is this picture with my Student Alumni Council new member class. SAC embodies so many of the things that I value including service, leadership, and, of course, Buckeye spirit and I am so thankful I was admitted into this organization. I think through this organization, I will not only meet so many individuals with similar interests and values, but will also impact the Ohio State community in a positive way.
My name is Magen Arenschield and I am a first year undergraduate student at The Ohio State University. I was directly admitted into the Fisher School of Business and am majoring in business with a specialization in finance and a minor in performance and operations psychology. I was also admitted into the Business Scholars program. So far at Ohio State I have involved myself in Relay for Life and the Student Alumni Council and plan to join a social sorority as well to further my goals of bettering the community here at OSU through personal involvement and community service.
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During my second year at Ohio State, I have grown in numerous ways through my involvements and achievements. First semester of my sophomore year was by far my most challenging academic semester I have had. I had to learn to prioritize all of my involvements on top of the time I was spending studying and struggled a lot in the beginning. I also made the decision to pursue a dual degree and added a psychology major. To be honest, I did feel I had overextended myself and was had to take a step back and reevaluate my priorities. I have continued my involvement in Student Alumni Council, Relay for Life, Buckeyethon, and have continued to work as a tutor for the athletic department. In addition, I began pursuing an internship at Huntington and accepted an offer in the commercial operations department. Over the course of the year, I felt I began to balance my involvements in a better way and was more able to effectively contribute to each individual involvement in the way I wanted to. I served as team captain for the business scholars Buckeyethon team and achieved miracle maker status by raising over $1000 toward our $2.7 million total. While Buckeython remains one of my favorite events on campus, I also made an effort to gain new experiences as well. For example, I went on a Buck-I-Serve trip over spring break to Baltimore, Maryland and volunteered for a week at the Arc of Baltimore, a nonprofit that helps adults with intellectual disabilities. I felt this was a good example that represents my growth over the year as it was a bit out of my comfort zone to travel to a new state with 8 people I previously did not know, however was an experience I will always remember. All in all, I think that I have settled in at Ohio State and finally feel like it is truly my home. I feel like I have gained my footing since freshman year and have found the organizations that I want to be a part of for the remainder of my time here. Beyond that, I have met incredible people that I hope will be lifelong friends. Above all, I will always value my education and believe that I have developed habits that will prove successful as I work toward completing my degrees and in whatever career I ultimately choose to pursue post-graduation.
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