Written by Krupa Upadhyay, Analytics Intern
If you had asked me when I was eleven years old where I was going to college and what I was planning on majoring in, I would have immediately replied with “Ohio State” and “pediatric oncological surgeon” - I blame the latter on my years of watching House and Grey’s Anatomy. Flash-forward to senior year of high school in AP Biology to our unit on dissection where I passed out the first time we had to dissect an animal and subsequently skipped every dissection from that day onwards. It was then I knew that my dreams of ever becoming a surgeon were over. In addition, the freedom to go to any college in any part of the world was overwhelming and I soon applied to no less than seventeen colleges after being sure for fourteen years that Ohio State was where I was meant to be. I found myself without a plan; I didn’t have a major or a future school and after spending a majority of my childhood growing up in Pittsburgh all I knew for certain was that I wanted to move away after I graduated and that I wanted to live in a city.
I’m a current third year student at Ohio State so the first part of my predicament was solved but as a person who applied to that many colleges I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I have changed my major more times than I count. Although, some may view this indecisiveness as a flaw it has allowed me to pursue majors and minors in many different areas of focus that I would have been unable to do so if I had not had varied interests. Currently, I’m majoring in Psychology and International Studies with minors in Marketing, Media Production and Analysis, and Spanish - but who knows this all may change soon. Throughout my studies diversity and culture are two aspects that I have had a chance to explore and analyze and these are also two principles that immediately drew me to the internship program at MediaSource as the workplace environment and the employees I’ve met are so welcoming. I am super excited to be a part of this team and the Media Relations and Tracking internship is a perfect fit for a person as indecisive as I am, due to the creative aspect of marketing and the critical thinking portion of the analysis component.
I truly believe in spending each and every day being the most productive I can be and I enjoy having busy days that are filled with a variety of different activities so in addition to taking a full class-load and interning, I work for the Office of Student life on campus. Also, I serve on the executive board for Bucket and Dipper, a junior class honorary that strives to better the greater Columbus community through its ideals of service. In addition, I am also an ambassador for the Honors & Scholars program. However, the majority of my free time is spent serving as a member of the Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB), which is the campus programming board. This organization has heavily impacted my career focus as the experiences I have had working with the organization have led me to eventually hope to pursue a career as an entertainment lawyer.
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