Upperclassmen advice and resources for ASC students
What do you wish you would've known about college life as an incoming freshman?
Lyn Wilson, communications
Overall, just taking care of yourself. I got sick a lot my freshman year. And that includes mental health — don’t forget to have fun! College is supposed to be fun. It’s really hard, but I think when classes get really hard we kind of forget that it’s supposed to be fun."
Ryan Wilkins, biomedical science
That everybody else was searching for friends, too."
Precious Amponsah, neuroscience
You don't have to know exactly what you want to do, but be in the right mindset to figure it out."
Joe Lafferty, marketing
Focus on your grades as a freshman. It’s harder to flip a bad grade than it is to maintain a good one.”
Elizabeth Ohl, animal sciences
To utilize office hours more! I was worried that because classes were so big that professors wouldn't know me, but they want to help!"
Rachel Thompson, sports industry
Discipline. Figure it out because the most important thing in college is discipline. You don’t have to be the smartest kid in the room, but if you have the discipline, you’ll figure it out and you'll get through it."
Devin Burkhart, finance
Look for on-campus jobs. That was something that opened lots of opportunities for me as far as networking and connecting with Ohio State people and clubs.”
During Welcome Week, the college also reminds and encourages new or returning students to take advantage of the many Arts and Sciences resources at their disposal, including:
Get advice from career coaches, attend events that connect you to employers and get matched with alumni in your desired field and potential internships that will set you up for life after graduation.
Have a bunch of interests but aren't sure what your next step is? Let the Arts and Sciences explore tool give you some inspiration.
Need to add or drop a course or schedule an advising appointment? Arts and Sciences advising provides comprehensive degree planning for undergraduate students.
With an array of merit and need-based scholarships, scholarships that support research and creative activity, and those that support education abroad, the college offers plenty of opportunities to offset tuition costs.
With more than 80 majors and 100 minors, the Arts and Sciences has the largest larest academic reach at Ohio State.
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