This past week in my Collegium class, I was able to gain some insight into my own experiences and perspectives. My interview partner asked why I decided to come to OSU. My primary instinct was to talk about how the school gave me the most money and therefore was the best ‘bang for my buck.’ This year and my experiences from last year, however, give a different insight into why I really chose Ohio State.
The school is so big that it overwhelms almost everyone. Let’s face it, we’ve all been overwhelmed by Ohio State. But why did this make me want to come to OSU? I’ve always been pretty shy and enjoyed smaller groups of people. Opposites really do attract, I guess.
Coming from a large high school in a suburb of Cincinnati, I knew the “big school” feeling. Throughout my days in high school, however, I ended up finding a small group of people I was able to relate and enjoy spending time with. I didn’t get this same feeling for quite some time at Ohio State. I tried to get myself involved in a variety of different clubs, from an engineering project team, to Greek life. Eventually I found a passion for OSU Genesis, a Bollywood Fusion dance team.
The chance to compete around the nation performing a mix of American hip-hop and traditional Indian dances gave me a group of people that I was able to connect with. They pushed me to work harder and improve upon my dancing ability. This motivational source showed me why I loved Ohio State so much,
The chance to meet so many people from a variety of backgrounds definitely got me excited. In addition, with a large school comes large opportunity. I realized that no matter what may spark my interest, Ohio State could deliver. This was the primary reason why I ended up here. And I’ve loved every moment.
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Hi! My name is Suhaas Sameera. I am a sophomore at Ohio State majoring in chemical engineering and minoring in Business. On campus, I’m involved with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AiChE) as well as OSU Genesis, an all-male Bollywood fusion dance team. I’d really like to learn more about chemical engineering in the real-world, and am currently seeking a co-op or internship experience in a technical setting. This ePortfolio will help me keep track of any experiences I have that can be used towards obtaining a summer co-op or internship.