Minor Spotlight: Communication Minor

The ability to communicate effectively is an essential skill in today’s society. The Communication minor equips students with this essential skill that employers most desire. Students learn how to communicate effectively to form relationships and influence others, and how to use mass communication and communication technologies to craft messages that improve our work and civic life. Students also learn how advertising can be used strategically to create the most positive impact.

There is one prerequisite course and 4 required minor courses.  All are available online, 100% at a distance, each and every semester including Summer term.  None of the courses have prerequisite requirements and all could be taken concurrently if desired.

Students do not need to meet with a School of Communication advisor to declare the minor.  Interested students just need to plan to complete the required courses and their major advisor can declare the minor.  Any deviations or proposed course substitutions to the minor requirements must be approved by petition to the Chair of the Undergraduate Program Committee in the School of Communication.  Substitution requests can be submitted via email to butte.1@osu.edu.


There are also five more-specific Communication minors, including the Health, Environment, Risk, & Science Communication Minor, which may be of interest to CBC students.

Become a 2021-2022 ACS Bridge Fellow

The Ohio State University is proud to be an American Chemical Society Bridge Site! The American Chemical Society is accepting applications for 2021-2022 ACS Bridge Fellows.

The ACS Bridge Program (ACS-BP) was developed to increase the number of students from underrepresented (UR) racial and ethnic groups obtaining a Ph.D. in the chemical sciences. ACS-BP assists UR students with getting into and succeeding in graduate school.

As an ACS Bridge Fellow, students enroll in a one- to two-year Bridge Experience that provides research experience, advanced coursework, mentoring, and coaching to prepare a graduate school application.

Students who have not applied to graduate school, or who have applied but were not accepted, may be offered:

  • A free common application that will be shared with participating departments
  • Resources to strengthen applications
  • Connections to faculty and mentors
  • Networking opportunities with other ACS-BP students

Please visit the ACS Bridge Program – Fellows page to determine eligibility and apply.

The deadline to apply is March 31, 2021.

Have questions about this program? Contact the ACS Bridge Program at Bridge@ACS.org.

Upcoming OSU Battelle Center SCOPEs

SCOPE stands for Student Community Of Practice and Engagement. These industry specific communities are built to give students the chance to discuss the latest topics, news, and technology of the day in crucial arenas while gaining access to professional development and mentorship opportunities. These communities are a chance for any student, no matter the focus of their studies, to get involved in industries with global impact that require an interdisciplinary approach.

Weekly SCOPE conversations feature discussion forums with faculty and staff leadership to help breach new horizons for the group. Learn more here.


Upcoming SCOPE conversations:

 

Air & Space SCOPE welcomes Dr. Marla Pérez-Davis, director of NASA Glenn Research Center.

  • Monday, February 22, 5-6pm
  • Zoom ID: 916-8637-8230
  • Password: 2020Flight

Sustainable Energy SCOPE welcomes Invenergy, a leading privately held, global developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions that has created 175 projects across four continents.

  • Tuesday, February 23, 4-5pm
  • Zoom ID: 998-4813-1164
  • Password: 2020Energy

Infectious Diseases SCOPE welcomes Mikkel Quam. Get insights into contact tracing and more about pandemic preparedness from an expert in the field.

  • Thursday, February 25, 5:15-6:15pm
  • Zoom ID: 979-3849-4806
  • Password: Health

Student Experience and Engagement Delegates (SEEDs) Program

You can help drive change, share your feedback and ideas as we create an extraordinary experience at Ohio State by applying for the Student Experience and Engagement Delegates (SEEDs) program.

Led by Dr. Melissa Shivers, Senior Vice President for Student Life, the program serves as a way for the university to gather feedback and ideas from as many students as possible. All undergraduate, graduate and professional students from any campus are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted Sunday, February 21 – Sunday, March 21.

Selected SEEDs members will commit to:

  • Attending monthly meetings with Melissa Shivers, Student Life leaders, student government leaders, university guests and other students
  • Providing feedback about a variety of topics including, but not limited to, campus policies, climate, engagement, barriers and support that is crucial to student success
  • Offering solution-oriented ideas that will advance the Ohio State student experience
  • Engaging as an active participant in special events, initiatives and potential recruitment of prospective students

Learn more and apply by March 21.

Spring 2021 Readiness Competencies Certificate

Employers are looking for ASC students to be “career ready,” which means that they are looking to recruit and hire students who can articulate their skills, talents, interests, and strengths. Are you interested in developing a new skill or receiving a professional certification? Career Success is excited to announce the Spring 2021 Readiness Competencies Certificate, designed to develop your professional skills!

ASC Career Success has partnered with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers and Kolena Exchange to offer students free professional certifications for the following hard and soft skills:

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Teamwork and Team Building
  • Business Writing
  • Communication Strategies
  • Presentation Skills
  • Civility in the Workplace
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Delivering Constructive Criticism

These courses are flexible. The average completion time is 6-8 hours. You will receive a formal certification after one live, day-long class or through self-guided modules, depending on the course you select.

Submit a registration application here: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8ksKqCJyDNrRftb

The deadline to submit an application is Sunday, February 21st at 12am midnight. Applicants will be reviewed, considered, and granted a communication on the status of their application during the week of February 22nd.

For questions about the registration process, please contact Sarah Bach (bach.81s@osu.edu).

Charles River Labs seeking Interns and Full-Time Employees


May, August, or December 2020 graduates

Charles River Labs (CRL) has a high need to hire full-time, entry-level positions in Ashland, OH. These positions focus on drug discovery/development in pre-clinical laboratory setting. You can view the openings here.

These are full-time positions that require full-time paid training followed by mentorship program. First year new hires receive 15 days of vacation, accrued plus accrued sick time. CRL also offers 401k/health benefits for new hires, which start the first day of the month following a new hire’s start date. The company continues to grow globally as a company so career advancement is an attractive element for new hires.

Current Students in Spring 2021

Charles River Labs (CRL) will be hosting multiple paid internships within various scientific departments for the summer of 2021. Internship will last from May 25, 2021 – August 17, 2021 (can be flexible on start/end date) Departments hosting interns include, but are not limited to: Technical Operations, Animal Care Services, Formulations, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, Histology, Necropsy, IT, Human Resources, and more. Interested applicants are invited to apply via this single job posting.

Nuclear & Radiochemistry Undergraduate Summer School

The U.S. Department of Energy and the American Chemical Society, Division of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, sponsor an INTENSIVE 6-week course (June 14, 2021 – July 23, 2021) in Nuclear and Radiochemistry for undergraduates held in San Jose, CA or Long Island, NY with 12 students each.

The course consists of lectures on the fundamentals of nuclear science, radiochemistry, and their applications in related fields. Laboratory work introduces state-of-the-art technology and instrumentation used in basic and applied nuclear science. Also included are a Guest Lecture Series and tours of nearby research centers at universities, National Laboratories, and other nuclear facilities. Students meet and interact with prominent faculty and scientists who are working in nuclear and radiochemistry, nuclear medicine, nuclear forensics, and related fields.

Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. Provided are a stipend of $4000, all tuition and fees, housing, transportation to and from the Summer School location, books, and laboratory supplies. Transferable college credit is awarded through the ACS accredited chemistry programs at San Jose State University (7 units) or the State University of New York at Stony Brook (6 units).

For additional information, view the program flyer or email questions to Dr. Lynn Francesconi (lfrances@hunter.cuny.edu).

The application deadline is February 1, 2021.

Jeopardy! National College Championship

 

The Jeopardy! National College Championship is currently casting for an all new competition that features 15 colleges from across the U.S.! If you would like to be the new college champion, please take the Jeopardy! College Test now to be considered for the competition. Students are urged to take this test within the next two weeks.

2021 International Research Experiences for Students Program

The American Chemical Society is currently accepting applications for the 2021 International Research Experiences for Students (IRES) program. This program is seeking applicants who are interested in exploring chemistry and chemical engineering research in an international setting. ACS is working with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to place U.S. students at German research labs from May-August 2021.

If selected, you will receive:

  • a generous stipend
  • a housing allowance
  • round trip airfare
  • health insurance while abroad
  • financial support to attend the 2021 DAAD Heidelberg Forum and the 2022 ACS Spring Meeting

The application deadline for this program is December 15, 2020. You may learn more and apply here. For more information, please submit any questions to ires@acs.org.

Please note that while ACS intends to administer the 2021 ACS IRES program, the program is subject to cancellation if deemed necessary by relevant health authorities. 

SLDS Chemistry Lab Assistant Positions

Student Life Disability Services is accepting applications for Chemistry Lab Assistant positions in Spring 2021. This position provides the opportunity to assist students who have disabilities in the lab setting.

Responsibilities include:

  • scheduling meetings with students before each lab to talk about safety measures and procedures
  • performing duties in lab as described by students
  • following all department instructions on safety and dress code

To apply, you must meet the following qualifications:

  • enrolled as a student during Spring 2021
  • cumulative GPA > 3.0
  • completed General Chemistry Sequence (1210/1220; 1610/1620; or 1910H/1920H) with an A or A-

Appointment details are as follows:

  • $10/hour
  • variable hours

If interested, apply here. Applications for this position are due by 11:59 pm December 18th, 2020. With any further questions, please contact kraemer.30@osu.edu.