My name is Emily Goralski. I grew up and went to school in Miamisburg, Ohio. I’ve lived in Miamisburg for my whole life, but I could see myself staying in Columbus for most of my life. I chose Ohio State based on my own gut feeling. I didn’t go on any college visits after I visited here because I instantly knew that Ohio State was the college for me. The top selling points were the amazing engineering programs and the involved student life.
In high school, I participated in my school’s color guard. We traveled around the country performing and our season every year came to an end at WGI World Finals in Dayton, Ohio. This past year my school came in 9th place worldwide. I’ve been involved in color guard since 6th grade and I now teach color guard near Columbus at Westerville Central High School near Ohio State.
I was drawn to engineering because I love math and physics. I’ve always been gifted in math and that is probably part of why I enjoy it so much. I love school subjects that have concrete answers rather than generalized ideas. I like puzzles and problem solving and I can often be seen doing sudoku during my free time. I’ve loved word problems and logic puzzles from a young age.
My favorite thing so far about being a buckeye is the community. I think that Ohio State has a very welcoming campus despite its intimidating size and there is truly a place for everyone here on campus. I think that coming here was a wonderful decision and I cannot wait to see how the next 4 or so years go here on this beautiful campus.
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The most valuable experience I’ve had in STEM Scholars was a resume building workshop. During this workshop, we were given helpful tips on what we can add to our resumes to make us stand out. Building a resume can be difficult right out of college. It can be hard to get rid of high school events that we have worked hard on, but it is necessary to keep our resumes up to date and purge them of the unnecessary fluff that can add clutter. A clean and organized resume can be the difference between a job interview and getting glanced at and getting put back into the pile. STEM EE Scholars has taught me a lot about finding internships and the things I can do to make myself stand out in a corporate setting One day I will be able to transfer these skills into finding a long term job and beginning my career.
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