As Director of Student Services, my responsibilities include coordination of the following:
- CAS scholarships and awards program
- ER Jackman Friends and Alumni Internship Support Program
- Lincoln University / OSU exchange program
- Exploring World Agriculture Educational Tours
- Go Abroad in Your Major curriculum integration creation and implementation
- General student services and office management in the CAS Academic Programs Office
I am passionate about enhancing educational experiences through delivery of intentional student affairs programs - especially opportunities for international engagement - within the context of college as a time of critical transition in life, regardless of age.
CAS Scholarships and Awards Program
Students received nearly $300,000 in financial support from the College of Agricultural Sciences this year, and that’s not including the additional funds our students received from our departments. We urge all students to apply. Often, many criteria other than academic record and financial need are used to select scholarship recipients. Completed applications must be submitted by February 15. Apply Here!
Why should you have an international experience during your undergraduate career? Ask Google! Here is a great video by YouTube user AvgJoeGoesPro: Watch me! Still not convinced? Here is a quote from a New York Times article published October 17, 2013: “Making study abroad a part of their education is the most effective and accessible means for students to develop needed skills because it pushes a student to get out of her comfort zone to experience another culture, language, environment and education system. It teaches students to appreciate difference and diversity firsthand, and enables them to recognize — and then dismiss — stereotypes they may have held about people they had never met.” Source
There are many ways to engage in an international experience as a student in the College of Agricultural Sciences at OSU. Consider the winter term Exploring World Agriculture class and summer 2016 two week Educational Tour of France. Explore international internship opportunities through IE3 Global Internships and apply for funding from the ER Jackman Friends and Alumni Internship Support Program which includes consideration for additional funding from the Global Experiences Fund. Study abroad in New Zealand via one of the oldest active exchange programs at OSU - established in 1975 - the OSU / Lincoln University exchange program for a semester or full year! Or perhaps you want to explore all of the international options available to a student in your major by viewing the Go Abroad in Your Major fliers. And, of course, scholarships are available.