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The Ohio State University was literally the best I could have made for the combination of academic, social, and varsity athletics. My college experience exposed me to cultures and people that span the world and birthed lifelong friends that I cherish to this day. The College of Arts and Sciences provided me with a degree that is recognized and respected around the world.
OSU was one of the best experiences of my life. I studied at Fisher College of Business and it opened so many doors. I am 8 years out of college and in my dream job as the Director of Marketing. I met friends and collgueges that I am eternally grateful for. O-h
I found the department of French and Italian, and Ohio State to be an awesome place for graduate education. It still is and it was then. Faculty were available, friendly, highly well-regarded researchers and inspiring. Graduate students had ample opportunities to teach at various undergraduate levels and that experience was invaluable when I was in the market for a first tenure-track job In addition, there were some funds available for research during the summer, opportunities to teach in the summer if you wanted and a good and friendly cohort of graduate teaching associates. In addition, Columbus is a great city, great art community, great glbqa community and great place for good restaurants and a variety of venues for fun, sport and relaxation.
Both the political science and philosophy departments have professors being published at the top of their fields which is great for having access to the latest most competent information. In the political science department I experienced what I consider to be innovative coursework for the Bachelors level. Courses included a simulated political game over one quarter. A full course on identity politics. And plenty of references in various courses to competing theories. In the philosophy department, the lower level courses focus on giving students a grounded background in where philosophy has been. Also, philosophy professors in my experience had a greater focus on teaching compared to the political science department. I had a really great time and challenge in upper level epistemology courses. Overall, Ohio State has what you want. There are sports fanatics, artists, foodies, OUAB, and everything else you could want. The challenge is finding what you want and auditing your experience so that you don't keep doing things you find sub-optimal. Nothing including your schedule or degree plan is fed to you. But, if you are meticulous about it you can accomplish great things. And the alumni network is superb.
The university exposed me to the entire range of people, rich and not-so-rich, very bright and some average, but we learned together how to live together for a few years and to understand our role in business and in the community. It also taught the importance of teaming.
Perfect program for me. Prior to doing this MS I was working in the field as a commercial fisherman and the degree program helped me learn what was available to choose from , helped me get a job and basically set me up on a career path - 25 years at Michigan State University. I had a prior BS in business and the MS focused my thinking more so coupled with the field time I was ready. Hindsight tells me that OSU was and likely still is a great place to find yourself.
Even though it has been years, I will never forget my time at Ohio State. Many say it's too large of a university, but I feel it's only as big as you make it. I will add though that you have to take lots of initiative to get what you want. But in the end, it's totally worth it. I always feel at home whenever I visit. Plus, those football tickets are calling your name!
I studied Elementary Education and feel that I received a solid background to give me what I needed in the classroom. My professors took time to help me understand material I found difficult and, during student teaching I had a wonderful supervising instructor who encouraged me to have thorough lesson plans and to enjoy the children.
My four-year tenure at The Ohio State University were the best four years. The friends and professors I met continually challenged me to be the be better every day. Being a Buckeye is much more than football Saturday's. It's engrained in your soul. This campus engulfs with you with he beauty of what Columbus has to offer. The friendships I have made with my classmates and professors will last a lifetime.
Great teachers, great classmates, beautiful campus, everything was told to me straight forward. Best years of my life. My son will be attending Ohio for sure, we come from a long line of Buckeyes! Since my grandma was a buckeye to me, love it there!