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       AUGUST 2017

Welcome to Autumn 2017!

Through this monthly newsletter we will keep you informed about the many opportunities offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.  You will learn about college scholarships and grants, ways to become involved, opportunities to get to know your faculty outside the classroom, new ASC courses, resources to help you succeed, special events and much more.  Look for this newsletter in your BuckeyeMail at the beginning of each month.  Your next newsletter will arrive in early September. Best wishes for a terrific year at THE Ohio State University!
Welcome From Dr. David Manderscheid
Executive Dean and Vice Provost of Arts and Sciences
Dr. David Manderscheid
Whether you are new or returning to OSU, we are delighted to welcome you to Autumn 2017 and to the College of Arts and Sciences!  With over 80 majors and 100 minors, we invite you to explore, to question and to create in innovative ways.  You will not only uncover the many benefits of a large and diverse university, but life-long friendships that emerge from taking part in the smaller groups that make up our college community.  We encourage you to immerse yourself in this exciting and transformative experience.  We look forward to sharing this journey with you.

David Manderscheid

Get Involved - Make Friends and Develop Leadership Skills
Involvement Fair
We hope that you enjoyed the Autumn Involvement Fair!  We encourage you to find at least two organizations that you would like to connect with.  The Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service is your point of connection with student organizations, leadership and service initiatives, and offers many resources for individuals as well as for student groups.  Still looking for an organization?  Check out this list of student organizations connected with the arts and sciences and this list of student organization across the university.
Student Organization Highlight - Arts and Sciences Student Council
Student Council
Still looking for a student organization?  The Arts and Sciences Student Council (ASCSC) is open to all undergraduate students.  ASCSC focuses on building community among arts and sciences students and connecting with the college through academic, social and service activities.  They host free and informal "Meet the Prof" faculty dinners as well as an annual OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair that attracts hundreds of OSU students. They administer the annual Outstanding Teaching Awards recognizing ASC faculty and graduate teaching associates and also serve as student representatives on several college committees.  Meetings are held most Wednesdays at 5:30 in the Ohio Union.  All ASC majors are welcome!  For meeting locations and more about ASCSC, click here.
Career Corner - Connect On Social Media
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One of the goals of the Arts and Sciences Career Services Office is to meet students where they are, and since we know students are active on social media we are too! Following the Career Services Office on social media will allow you to stay up-to-date on office events and employer visits, learn about exciting new postings in FutureLink, and further your career development via links to helpful articles and resources. We'll also share information on how your fellow Buckeyes are building their resumes via our Beyond The Classroom feature on Facebook.  You can find us on the following social media platforms:   TwitterFacebookYou Tube and Pinterest.   Follow today, and be on the look-out for how you may be able to win a Fitbit Flex, a Camelbak water bottle or a Nike Vapor backpack! 
Campus Job Fair - for work on or near campus during the school year
Don't miss the Buckeye Careers Campus Job Fair! Check out great opportunities from university departments and employers close in proximity to campus that offer flexible schedules, resume-building experiences, short commutes from on- or near-campus residences and dynamic work atmospheres. Employers are offering both work study and regular wage positions. Come prepared to discuss various student employment opportunities.
Tuesday, August 29 from 1 - 5 p.m. in the Performance Hall, Ohio Union
Starting Out Strong - Resources to Help You Succeed
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Are you in a class that you think may be challenging?  If so, there are numerous resources to help you succeed.  For example, you can receive free help with writing, math, statistics and chemistry courses.  For information on tutoring in other areas, as well as many additional university resources that are here to support you throughout your enrollment, click on resources (bookmark this page).  For academic support and tutoring resources, click on that heading. 
Writing Help
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Need help with a writing assignment?  The Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing ( CSTW) offers free help at any stage of the writing process.  They can help you with research papers, lab reports, STEP proposals, team projects and more.  Students may work with a trained consultant by appointment, on a walk-in basis and through online sessions. The Center also maintains resources to help you with common writing challenges from constructing a thesis statement to correcting common writing errors.  List of services and locations.   Writing resources.
Math and Statistics Help
Do you expect to need help with a math or statistics course?  Get yourself on the right track early. The Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center (MSLC) provides free support to students in many math and statistics courses.  In addition, they provide online resources, practice exams, workshops and exam reviews for most of the large enrollment mathematics courses.  For more information visit:   Math and Statistics Learning Center.
Ohio State University Career and Internship Fair
Attend the campus-wide career fair that connects Ohio State students across all majors with employers seeking to recruit students for career employment and internships. 
Professional dress is required. Current students should bring a BuckID for entry; there is no pre-registration required.  List of companies attending.  See below for events to help you prepare and networking opportunities.
September 12 - 13 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. in the Ohio Union
September 14 - Interview Day
Prepare for the September 12 - 13 Ohio State Career and Internship Fair
  • Making the Most of a Career Fair Workshop
    Thursday, August 31 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.; Ohio Union, Ohio Staters Traditions Room.  RSVP preferred.
  • Career Closet (No cost gently used clothing, shoes and accessories for your interview.)
    Thursday, September 7 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Ohio Union, Lower Level.
  • Mastering the Application Process on USAJOBS.gov
    Thursday, September 7 from 5:30 - 7 p.m., Younkin 250, Dennis Learning Center; RSVP Required. 
  • Professional Head Shot Photo Booth (Free)
    Tuesday and Wednesday, September 12 and 13 from 1 - 5 p.m.; Ohio Union outside Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom.
  • Graduate and Professional School Expo
    Wednesday, September 13 from 12:30 - 4 p.m.; Ohio Union, Performance Hall and Great Hall Meeting Room; RSVP Preferred.
For more information and links to RSVP for events, visit: Ohio State   Career and Internship Fair .
Student-Employer Networking Events
  • Multicultural Student and Employer Meet and Greet
    Monday, September 11 from 6 - 7:30 p.m.; Ohio Union, Cartoon Room.  RSVP Preferred.
  • Employer and Student Veteran Networking Reception
    Tuesday, September 12 from 6 - 8 p.m.; Ohio Union, Woody's Tavern.  RSVP Preferred.
  • Foreign Language Careers Meet and Greet
    Wednesday, September 13 from 10 - 12 p.m.; Ohio Union, Cartoon Room.  RSVP Required.
  • Public Service and Nonprofit Careers Reception
    Wednesday, September 13 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.; Page Hall.  RSVP Required.
For more information and links to RSVP for events, visit Ohio State  Career and Internship Fair.  
2017 - 2018 Career and Job Fairs
There are many career and job fairs held throughout the year. Some are designed for specific majors. Prepare for the September 12 and 13 Career and Internship Fair by attending events listed above. For a list of 2017 - 2018 career and job fairs see: Career and Job Fairs.
Department of Molecular Genetics Open House
Join Department of  Molecular Genetics (MG) faculty and current undergrad majors to learn about research, funding opportunities and the wide array of career opportunities open to MG majors.  View demonstrations on the various molecular genetics model organisms and specialized instrumentation used in their research.  Talk with undergraduates who are doing research in their labs.  Enjoy snacks while you learn how the MG program can prepare you for graduate programs, medical school, or a career in public health, genetic counseling, research or many other career paths.  All are welcome regardless of declared major!   More info.
Wednesday, August 30 from 2 - 5 p.m., 9th floor, Biological Sciences Bldg (484 W. 12th Ave.)
Department of Anthropology Open House
Mesoamerica archaeology dig
Are you interested in a major or minor in anthropology?  Attend the Department of Anthropology Open House and meet with undergraduate students who are majoring or minoring in anthropology, engage with faculty and graduate students, explore the department's lab spaces, and enjoy pizza, pop and free swag.
Friday, September 1 from 3 - 4:30 p.m., Room 4012 Smith Lab.
Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry - Open House
Learn about the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry, its resources, programs that will be offered during the academic year, presentation opportunities and funding opportunities.  A panel of undergraduate researchers will share their research experiences.  No RSVP necessary and walk-ins are welcome.  Door prizes.  For questions, contact ugresearch@osu.edu.
Thursday, August 31 from 1 - 4 p.m. at the MLK Lounge in Hale Hall
Theatre Auditions - Open to All Students
Theatre Production
The Department of Theatre is seeking actors for its autumn semester productions, including the Ohio State Shakespeare School Tour: Comedy of Errors, Marisol, the InterACT Theatre Project and the Lab Series. Department of Theatre auditions are open to all students enrolled at Ohio State, regardless of major or rank. Students must be in good academic standing with the university in order to audition and be cast. Autumn semester auditions and callbacks will be held August 24 - 27 in the Drake Performance and Event Center. Students wishing to audition must  register in advance. Complete details about the productions are available on the registration website.
Thursday and Friday, August 24 and 25 from 6 - 9 p.m., Roy Bowen Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center, 1849 Cannon Drive - select a time slot for your audition here.
Campus Life Tips
Stay Safe Living Off Campus
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Any student renting property in the University District can request a free 20-minute home walk-through.  Student Life and Columbus Fire department representatives will assess the property, offer free safety devices, discuss proactive safety and security strategies, and answer your questions.  Schedule online  here . To help increase safety in your neighborhood, off-campus students are encouraged to get to know your off-campus Community Ambassador  who will help you have a fun and safe off-campus experience. For more resources, visit Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services .  
Save the Date
August 24 & 25 -  Department of Theatre Auditions
August 29 -  Campus Job Fair
September 7 -   Career Closet
September 12 & 13 -  Professional Head Shot Photo Booth
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