My second semester of my sophomore year I became an ambassador for the College of Engineering. In this role I am able to give tours to incoming students and network with alumni. As an ambassador we are representatives of the college and the university as a whole and we need to be role model students, leaders and employees. This semester through our ambassador sponsor, Marathon, I participated in two different professional development sessions. The first session was about networking with professionals and the second session was about conflict resolution within project groups and the workforce. In the first session, I gained knowledge that gave me confidence to reach out to current professionals and let my name be known. Professionals went through college just like me and it is important to reach out and ask questions to make yourself known. The second session on conflict resolution was applicable to project groups I am in now in classes and in my future career. The six steps of conflict resolution were discussed. I learned how to make “you” statements into “I” statements for more constructive and positive conversation thus leading to a positive compromise. These workshops allowed me to meet with current engineers in the field, grow my confidence and talk about topics that I can use in my future career.
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In my first semester of my second year as an OSU student I participated in a career fair preparation course, the engineering expo and scarlet & grey financial coaching. All of these services and opportunities were helpful to me in my second year. The career fair prep course was helpful in providing tips to be most prepared for the career fair and also boost my confidence in my own resume. The engineering expo went much better than last year due to this seminar and I was able to get two internship interviews from the fair. I have had several interviews this semester too. These have helped me perfect my elevator pitch and learn how to highlight my skills and ask questions about various companies. The scarlet and grey financial coaching was helpful to gain information about loans, how to budget my STEP project and credit. As I begin working and paying of student loans and begin to budget my own life these tools will be helpful to manage my finances and allow me to learn to live within a budget. These tools I learned this semester will help me not only during school but also in my future career. ]
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I am from Ashland, Ohio, about one hour north of Columbus. In primary and secondary school I was in the Talented Development Program, I took honors classes and was the salutatorian of my class. I take pride in challenging myself and gaining new knowledge to grow myself as a citizen of the world. I joined the scholars program to continue to honor this value. As a scholar at The Ohio State University I have already begun to see that scholars take one step beyond that of the regular student. They go above and beyond to get involved and work towards leadership positions on campus in practice for the real world. The Architecture, Landscape and City scholars program holds true to all of these attributes. I chose to be a part of the Architecture, Landscape and City program because I am majoring in civil engineering. Architects and civil engineers plan and problem solve in similar ways. The experiences I get from this program benefit architects as much as they benefit an engineer. One specific experience I have had while in scholars is that I have been able to see the construction/design plans for the north campus construction. Having the opportunity to be apart of what is going on around us and getting a glimpse of what our jobs will look like in the future inspires me to work hard and learn as much as I can.