[“Career” is where you can collect information about your experiences and skills that will apply to your future career.  Like your resume, this is information that will evolve over time and should be continually updated.   For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

Honda Visit


Through the Business Scholars Program, I got the opportunity to visit a Honda plant in Marysville, Ohio. During this experience I was able to hear from Ohio State alumni who work at Honda, tour their factory, and explore the Honda Museum. This experience provided me with the opportunity to see large scale manufacturing in action. However, it also taught be about the cultural differences in business between Japan and the United States. Honda has all employees wear the same uniform to represent equality in the workplace. This practice comes from Japan where, unlike in America, not much emphasis is placed on promotion and status. Overall, visiting the Honda plant exposed me to, not only the inner-workings of a large company but, also, the cultural differences that come with a global business.

About Me

Kristen Cerne

I am a Finance major with a minor in both Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) and English.

Since the age of 15, I have worked and interned with Chef Stephanie Izard. Stephanie Izard is a James Beard Award winner, Iron Chef, and winner of Bravo TV’s Top Chef. This experience has taught me the value of hard work and dedication, but also how to run a successful business with happy employees and create a strong brand.

At The Ohio State University, I am a member of the Business Scholars Program. Where I hone my business soft skills through leadership and community service. At the moment I am highly interested in pursing a career in consulting. Through my continued experience with Stephanie Izard and the Business Scholars Program, I hope to hone my business skills and prepare myself for a successful career.

My academic goals are to work harder than anyone else and get an internship at a consulting firm in Chicago this summer. I am eager to explore the corporate environment  in order to see if consulting would be a good fit for me.

Year in Review

[ “Year in Review”  is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student.  You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year.  For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


[ “G.O.A.L.S.” is a place where students write about how their planned, current, and future activities may fit into the Honors & Scholars G.O.A.L.S.: Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement. For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.

Global Awareness: Students cultivate and develop their appreciation for diversity and each individual’s unique differences. For example, consider course work, study abroad, involvement in cultural organizations or activities, etc .
Original Inquiry: Honors & Scholars students understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class scholarly endeavors to creative inquiry projects to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community. For example, consider research, creative productions or performances, advanced course work, etc.
Academic Enrichment: Honors & Scholars students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curricular experiences beyond the university norm both in and out of the classroom.
Leadership Development: Honors & Scholars students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, in their co-curricular activities, and in their future roles in society.
Service Engagement: Honors & Scholars students commit to service to the community.]