Ben, who is in his 4th year with TOPS, is our Student Spotlight this week! He is graduating this semester and says that he has loved his last four years at Ohio State. After graduation, his goal is to work transporting patients in a hospital because he loves helping people. “I’m really good at it…it’s my dream,” he explained. One of his favorite memories with TOPS has been working with his mentor at the hospital this year.
When reflecting on the last four years, Ben said, “I’m really going to miss being a Buckeye because I’ve had a lot of memories here. I met all of the football coaches and I’m going to miss seeing them. It’s a memory I’ll have for a really long time.”
Ben has also enjoyed the social events, like getting to go to the Michigan football game, going to the hockey game, and going bowling.
The most important skill Ben has learned in the TOPS Program is how to budget. “It was difficult the first time, but I got it,” he described. His favorite class at OSU was his History of War class. “The teacher was really good, he challenged us a lot and I wrote a lot of papers.” His secret to college success is to “work hard and try your best.”
Ben has traveled to nine different countries, but his favorite stop in the Columbus area is Mikey’s Late Night Slice. He thinks the best food combination in the world is a hamburger with French fries and coleslaw on top!
The TOPS Program wants to recognize Ben’s great attitude and his dedication to helping others. You’ll continue to accomplish big things!