Jake Miller: Scioto Country Club
Scioto Country Club in Upper Arlington, OH, is a Top 100 golf course in the United States that maintains a strong connection with current students and alumni of Ohio State ATI. Second-year turfgrass management student Jake Miller, from Wooster, OH, is one of those connections working at Scioto this year for his internship. Jake described his experiences and learning opportunities as incredible so far—that waking up every day to go work on “one of the best golf courses” is special.
Scioto Country Club was appealing to Jake for several reasons, including paid, on-site living arrangements, the chance to work for a top 100 course, and, most importantly, he said, the experience and learning opportunity he has gained. Some of his tasks so far have been walk-mowing greens, watering, GPS spraying, and learning the course’s practices for maintaining a “pristine,” as Jake describes it, golf course.
Jake continues, “Being able to work for ATI alums and other Ohio State graduates is one of the main reasons I chose to accept this internship. There is a connection between Scioto Country Club and ATI students and graduates that makes interning here special.”
From this internship, he hopes to have gained managerial experience with crews of more than 30 people, and how to be more independent in both work and life. Jake said his favorite memory so far has been making friends with other interns, particularly those who are international or study-abroad students.