About Me

My name is Alex Powell and I am a freshman at The Ohio State University in the Business Scholars Program. I am currently pursuing a dual degree program; BS in Business Administration specializing in finance and a BS in Sport Industry. After graduation, I plan to pursue a Masters degree. I hope to someday put my education to use in front office management and operations for a Major League Baseball team.

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: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

G.O.A.L.S.

[ “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: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. 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.]

Career

[“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: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

Artifacts

This picture is the company logo of Skylight Financial, a financial services company based out of Cleveland, Ohio.  The company’s CEO, Paul Fox, came to speak at a meeting of the Common Cents Investments Group, a Fisher organization.

Mr.Fox t0ld us about his life as an Irish immigrant. He came to this country to find work and eventually decided on the financial services field.  He spoke about what it takes to start out in the financial services sector of business.  He discussed how you start with no clients and you have to sell yourself to others.  Financial services is tricky to gain a foot-hold in because it’s a business of making connections, so he talked about what it takes to do well starting out.  Some main points he stressed were regarding attitude, persistence and building not only professional relationships, but personal ones as well.

Mr. Fox informed us concerning how to treat people in business.  He stressed that making personal connections with clients was what drove his business.  I have considered working in financial services as a career choice, so if I do go this route, I will remember what Mr. Fox said about what it takes to succeed in this line of work.