This summer, Arts and Sciences students are around the country — and the globe —interning, studying and volunteering. They are immersed in politics, out in left field studying the stats behind baseball, underwater studying coral reefs and everywhere in between. Along the way, they are creating and innovating, challenging themselves, and extending their ASC experience beyond the classroom.

We will be following our students throughout the summer and sharing their adventures. Follow us, and follow them, here and on social media with #ASCintheField.

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BENJAMIN GREEN: Columbus

BENJAMIN GREEN: Columbus

Benjamin Green

Title of Project: Investigation of Viral Transmission between Honey Bees and Native Bees​
Hometown: Yellow Springs, OH
Major: Biology, pre-health specialty​
Year in School, Autumn 2016: Third Year

Benjamin has been investigating viral transmission between honey bees (which are not native to North America, having been introduced in the 1600s) and native bees with Professor Karen Goodell this summer. Part of his work includes three phases of field sampling with the bees. Follow Benjamin on Twitter to see more of his #ASCintheField experience. 

 

ANDY MEYER: COLUMBUS

ANDY MEYER: COLUMBUS

Internship: Student assistant at the Arts Initiative and City Center Gallery co-director
Hometown: Westerville, Ohio
Major: Arts management
Year in school: Fourth Year

As a City Center Gallery co-director at the Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus, Andy is in charge of the call for entries and organizing those entries. He assembles a committee of student assistants and staff to vote on entries to select exhibition proposals that will be featured in the gallery. He also installs and de-installs artwork and organizes and presents gallery exhibition and Lazarus rooftop garden tours.

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Andy Meyer

RACHEL GAYLORD: COLUMBUS

RACHEL GAYLORD: COLUMBUS

Rachel Gaylord

 

Internship: Experience Columbus
Hometown: Brunswick, OH
Major: Communication
Year in School, Autumn 2016: Third Year

Rachel has put the skills she’s learned in the classroom out into the city of Columbus. She started interning for Experience Columbus in May 2016 to assist with the logistics behind its newest initiative, the mobile media lounge.

“My workdays at Experience Columbus are definitely dynamic, and I’m gaining real world experience,” Gaylord explained.

She is passionate about the mobile media lounge project, which is a 23-foot Airstream trailer that was built to facilitate interactions with national media during the 2016 election season.

SPENCER DIRRIG AND KELLY HARROP: DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

SPENCER DIRRIG AND KELLY HARROP: DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

On January 5, two political science majors — freshman Spencer Dirrig and sophomore Kelly Harrop — were elected as delegates to represent Ohio's 12th Congressional District at the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Dirrig and Harrop grew up in Powell, Ohio, attended the same high school and cut their teeth on political campaigns when they were in middle school. Dirrig is currently a finance intern for Ted Strickland's U.S. Senate campaign and serves as the chairman of the Hillary Clinton Caucus on Ohio State's campus. Harrop is field director for the Kristin Boggs for Ohio campaign.

Kelly and Spencer

BEN GORSKI: FRANCE

BEN GORSKI: FRANCE

Ben Gorski

 

Internships: Powertech (Bergholtz, France); Cosem (Paris, France)
Hometown: Bowling Green, OH
Majors: Chemistry and French
Year in School, Autumn 2016: Fourth Year

Ben spent his summer interning for Powertech, an American company specializing in exercise science equipment, with a subsidiary branch located in Bergholtz, France, conducting market research. He also interned at Cosem, a French healthcare company, conducting chemical laboratory analysis.  

Zachery Burton: Cleveland

Zachery Burton: Cleveland

Internship: ESPN Summer Internship Program
Hometown: Springdale, AZ
Major: Journalism
Year in School, Autumn 2016: Second Year

As an intern with ESPN Cleveland, Zach was busy learning many different angles of the sports broadcasting industry. Upon arriving, he was assigned an all-encompassing social media and web review in order to become familiar with the brand and provide feedback for improvements. He also participated in promotional work alongside brand partners and at sites such as Progressive Field and the Quicken Loans Arena. Zach also had the opportunity to help in the production of “The Really Big Show,” a radio show hosted by Tony Rizzo and Jerod Cherry.

Zach Burton

My internship definitely has its perks #ASCinthefield

     -Zach Burton @ZacheryOBurton
      Internship: ESPN, Cleveland 

Kelsie Fields: Columbus

Kelsie Fields: Columbus

Kelsie Fields

Internships: ReLā Leadership, and US Together (Women’s Empowerment Program Intern)
Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
Major: Italian and International Studies
Year in School, Autumn 2016: Fourth Year

Kelsie worked in 2 distinct internship roles this past summer. Her work, all at Columbus nonprofit organizations, coalesced around public service, cross-cultural exchange and empowering refugee women and girls.

Students Visit the Prime Minister of Canada

Students Visit the Prime Minister of Canada

Students in the Department of Political Science's Canadian Parliament Internship program pose for a special O-H-I-O with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Students with Canadian Prime Minister

Walt King: Los Angeles

Walt King: Los Angeles

Walt King

Internship: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Major: Economics
Year in School: Graduated Spring 2016

As an economics student, King developed a new methodology for calculating Wins Above Replacement — a baseball statistic that summarizes a player's total contribution to his team. King presented his research at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in March 2016. After applying for an internship with the LA Angels, Justin Hollander (BS business and marketing, 2001), the Angels' director of baseball operations, called King and offered him a six-month paid internship in baseball operations.

 

Natalie Wiser: San Francisco

Natalie Wiser: San Francisco

Natalie Wiser

Internship: SnapLogic
Hometown: Solon, OH
Major: New Media Communication, minor in World Politics
Year in School, Autumn 2016: Third Year

Natalie worked as a digital marketing intern with SnapLogic, a software company, and specialized in social media. She had the opportunity to learn other aspects of marketing, including field marketing, demand generation and design. Here, Natalie shares some of her insight.

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