Hi All! My name is Brooke Babbin, and I am a first year undergraduate student currently enrolled in the Pre-Nursing Program at the College of Nursing. During my time at Ohio State, I plan to receive a Major in Nursing and a Minor in Spanish. In the future, I hope to work as a traveling nurse and, eventually, pursue further education in order to become a nurse practitioner. I want to combine my passion of helping others with my love for fitness and health, so, this fall, I participated in the Dunn Sport and Wellness Scholars Program. In addition, I joined many extracurricular activities around campus that appealed to my interests and abilities including: A Kid Again, Buckeyethon, and Cru. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy almost every outdoor activity, including golfing and running, and I also love a good read or craft. I am extremely excited to continue my journey at The Ohio State University, and I cannot wait to see where the future takes me!
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My first semester at The Ohio State University has passed in the blink of an eye, and I cannot believe that I am already entering my second semester as a student. They say that college can be a life-changing experience, and, for me, it has opened my eyes to the vast realm of opportunities that lie ahead of me. It has shown me that there is more than one way to reach your goals, and that there is also no right way to get to where you want to go. Recently, I have embraced the diversity available at Ohio State, while appreciating the unique thoughts and opinions that come with it. As a student, I have excelled in the classroom ensuring that I take advantage of the education that will be the foundation for my success in the future. Finally, as a scholar, I have truly enjoyed the sense of community surrounding the Dunn Sport and Wellness Scholars Program, which has enabled me to form lasting relationships with my fellow scholars and network with various members of the community. Throughout this upcoming spring semester, I hope to enhance my college experience by becoming a more active member of the Ohio State community through volunteerism, club membership, and employment.
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This fall, I was a participant in the BOSS (Best of Student Startups) Competition ran through the Fisher College of Business. The BOSS Competition offers a series of interactive workshops to students where they are provided valuable information and coaching to make their business ideas a reality. A dear friend and I participated in BOSS with an app idea our own. Though I am not formally studying business at Ohio State, BOSS allowed me to explore my potential in the business world and apply the knowledge I learned in my classes to expand my app idea. My friend and I did not come out on top at the end of the competition, but it was an experience that we will never forget. In the future, we hope to participate in the competition again to further our app idea.