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Hi! My name is Madolyn Desch, and I am currently a first-year Honors student at The Ohio State University, studying International Business at the Fisher College of Business with minors in Fashion & Retail Studies and Real Estate. Growing up in a Buckeye-loving family, it was always in the back of my mind that I would find my way to the city of Columbus and to OSU, and I am so happy that I did!
Throughout my entire childhood in Cincinnati, Ohio, I was always passionate about fashion and business. The entrepreneurship spirit of my father rubbed off on me, and I was constantly coming up with different schemes and business ideas that an eight year old could do; I had a dog sitting business, a flower watering service, and a plethora of babysitting clients. I also always was interested in fashion and clothes from a young age; this was fostered especially during my time at Ursuline Academy in Cincinnati where I ran the costume crew of the preforming art’s department for three years. When it came time to decide what I wanted to pursue for the rest of my life, I knew that I wanted to incorporate both my loves of fashion and business. Over the years, I have had multiple experiences with traveling and traveling abroad. These have been some of my favorite moments, and I also know that I want to continue to have these experiences in college by studying abroad. My love of travel contributed to my decision to major in international business. After college, I intend to pursue a career in either Fashion Merchandising or Buying in a global company that allows me to travel.
Here at Ohio State, I have enjoyed getting involved in a plethora of clubs and organizations during my first semester. These have included Recipe4Good and Fashion Forward. Recipe4Good is a service, cooking club that aims to serve the members, Ohio State community, and Columbus community as a whole through food. The club volunteers at places such as Ronald McDonald House and the Mid-Ohio Food Bank, plans various activities for members, such as going to the North Market and cooking dinner as a group. Fashion Forward is a Fisher Student Organization for Business students with an interest in fashion. The club consists of hearing guest speakers from different retail companies discuss job opportunities and internships, watching clips of fashion shows, and participating in activities that can be expected of a buyer or merchandiser. Throughout the rest of my time at OSU, I hope to continue to be involved in these organizations and be more involved within the University.
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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.]
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