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One of the best things about going to a large school like The Ohio State University is the numerous opportunities to get involved. Currently, I am involved in the Mount Leadership Society, Pets for Vets, and A Kid Again. Specifically, I would like to discuss my experience with Pets for Vets thus far.

Pets for Vets is a club at OSU that tries to raise money to fund matching a dog with a veteran who may suffer from PTSD. The training and care that goes into each match can be pretty expensive, so we spend the whole semester trying to raise money for a match. Recently, Pets for Vets and another club on campus, 4 Paws for Ability, put on an event at the Ohio Union called Howl-O-Ween. Through the event, people could donate a dollar or two and get their picture taken with a couple dogs dressed up in Halloween costumes. I had the opportunity to volunteer at this event and it was a blast. We had a great turn out and both organizations raised a lot of money.

I look forward to fostering a Pets for Vets dog during my junior and senior year. Unfortunately, since I live on campus, I am unable to now. However, I plan to stay very involved in the club and I am very excited to see what else this club has in store. 5e15fa34-65bd-45c7-9aec-ec87b0351408

Year in Review

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To increase my Global Awareness, I am participating in the MUNDO Multicultural Histories & Legacies of London & Rome study abroad trip. In addition to taking two leadership courses for the program, it also includes a service-learning component both before the trip and during the trip. To demonstrate original inquiry and academic enrichment , I have been taking difficult classes and increasing my awareness of themes such as power, privilege, and social class in my community through my service-learning experiences. Through Mount Leadership Society, my study abroad trip, and the STEP program, I have spent much of the year developing my leadership skills and experiencing leadership in different ways. I have taken classes and participated in various seminars aimed towards developing leadership skills. Through these classes and my Year of Service for the Mount Leadership Society, I have volunteered almost 60 hours this year at the Boys & Girls Club of Columbus by helping the kids with their schoolwork.



Lisa Smudski

6089 Beckett Station Ct.

West Chester, OH 45069

(513) 207-7201


Education: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. May 2020. GPA:  4.0

Major: Finance

Work Experience: Hudson 29, Upper Arlington, Ohio

Guest Services (August 2017 – present)

·        Provide outstanding customer service throughout all aspects of restaurant operations to ensure a positive guest experience

·        Communicate efficiently with guests and other employees to meet all requests and needs of the guest

  Stone Creek Dining Company, West Chester, Ohio

Hostess (January 2016 – August 2017)

·        Maintained flow and organization of restaurant by assisting guests and exceeding expectations

·        Trained new hosts to adhere to the guest-focused environment while following restaurant policies and services

Activities: Mount Leadership Society Scholars Program, The Ohio State University

General Member (August 2016 – present)

·        Create and organize an international letter writing activity with Ronald McDonald Houses across the globe

·        Dedicate 75 hours of service to an organization in the Columbus community

·        Develop leadership skills based on integrity, willingness to teach others, following through, valuing individuals, and nurturing relationships

·        Plan and implement events for career and personal development as a member of the Member Development Committee

·        Serve as a mentor to a first-year student to help them acclimate to college and get involved in the Ohio State community


Boys and Girls Club, Columbus, Ohio

Volunteer (September 2017 – present)

·        Tutor elementary school students and assist with homework

·        Provide assistance to staff with various tasks around the club

  Chi Omega Fraternity, The Ohio State University

Initiated Member (February 2017 – present)

·        Volunteer in philanthropic events and fundraise for the Make-A-Wish Foundation

·        Participate in weekly chapter meetings and strive to embody our six purposes: Friendship, High Standards of Personnel, Sincere Learning and Credible Scholarship, Participation in Campus Activities, Career Development, and Community Service

Other Skills: Languages:


Intermediary Spanish

Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, basic Java

Honors: ·        Dean’s List (Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017)

·        Outstanding Woman Leadership Scholarship recipient (Autumn 2016)

·        Office of Diversity and Inclusion Morrill Scholar

·        Rotary Club of West Chester Student of the Month (Spring 2016)




As a sophomore at Ohio State, I am participating in the Second-year Transformational Experience Program, or STEP. Through the program, students are supposed to develop a project plan and submit a proposal for funding from Ohio State to complete this project. The project could be focused on research, and internship, study abroad, service-learning, etc., as long as it is a transformational experience. For my project, I chose to study abroad through the MUNDO Multicultural Histories and Legacies of Rome & London. Through the program, I will get to explore both cities and participate in service-learning projects while abroad. Through the Mount Leadership Society Scholars Program, I have spent my sophomore year doing a Year of Service volunteering almost 60 hours at the Boys & Girls Club of Columbus. Through the Year of Service and other leadership courses I have taken, I have explored how social justice issues such as power and privilege affect different members of our community. The MUNDO program focuses on these same issues but on an international level. I think it will be the perfect way to end my year of service and really broaden my perspectives and awareness of the issues.

About Me

Lisa Smudski is a second year Scholars student from West Chester, OH, majoring in Finance.She is a member of the Mount Leadership Society through which she is also in the Member Development committee. She plans to graduate in 2020 with a B.S. degree in Finance and have a job immediately after graduation. She would like to have internships and study abroad throughout her time here at The Ohio State University. When she’s not in class, Lisa enjoys volunteering, reading, and spending time with close friends and family. In high school, she was the leader of the Peer Counseling club where she organized and participated in many volunteer events around her community. The experiences she had as a Peer Counselor had a huge impact on the person and leader that she is today. She gained valuable leadership, project management, and communication skills. She is currently involved in Mount Leadership Society and Chi Omega. Lisa is very eager to take advantage of all of the opportunities that The Ohio State University has to offer.