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Buckeye Family - September 2020

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Buckeye Family

September 2020

A Guide for Parents During COVID


Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service’s Morgan Blumenfeld, the Embedded Care Manager for Student Life Student Health Services, offers advice to parents on ways to support their student through this autumn semester while dealing with the impact of COVID-19.

Find additional resources for supporting your student and their mental health by clicking here.

You can access the video by clicking the link below.

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Fall Career and Internship Fair


Make sure your students update their resumes, dress to impress and attend Ohio State’s virtual Fall Career and Internship Fair September 15-16, 2020, on Handshake. Open to all students, it’s the perfect way to meet with some of the nation’s top employers, and show that Buckeyes are always best for the job. Students can also review a preparatory checklist for tips and tricks on how to put their best foot forward.

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Apply to BLF 2023


The Office of Student Life – Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program (BLF) is accepting early applications for our next cohort, BLF ’23. Prospective Fellows are encouraged to submit their application now as the deadline this year is Wednesday, September 30th at 11:59 p.m. BLF is a diverse and highly selective program which creates meaningful connections and co-curricular learning through real world exposure, networking and continuous development and coaching.

Prospective Fellows will receive:

  • Feedback on their resume and application from distinguished Ohio State Alumni
  • Coaching on their interview and interpersonal skills
  • Networking opportunities with Ohio State Alumni

Eligible students can submit their application by clicking here.

For more information about BLF and how their Fellows #LeadWithEdge, click the link below, follow them on Instagram: @buckeyefellows, attend an information session, or contact Beth Johnson, Assistant Director, at

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Buckeye Nation Rewards


Want to win prizes for logging onto social media or watching videos? Join Buckeye Nation Rewards! BNR is a loyalty rewards program that gives you prizes for interacting with content and completing virtual challenges. Rewards are already live for Donatos pizzas, free White Castle sliders, gift cards to Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams and virtual gift bags with deals, discounts and other specials. Sign up and start earning GoBucks by clicking the link below.

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Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research


Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research is a free eBook from University Libraries that is automatically downloaded on every Ohio State student’s iPad. Choosing & Using Sources is an excellent resource for students learning about the research process, covering topics including developing research questions, evaluating and choosing the right sources, searching for information, avoiding plagiarism and more.

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University Libraries First Year Success Series


University Libraries offers several sessions through the First Year Success Series to help your student start strong at Ohio State. This semester, sessions are offered remotely via Zoom and Carmen. Sessions include:

  • Accessing the Library with your iPad
  • A+ Research: Making Citing Easy
  • A+ Research: Help for Writing Assignments
  • A+ Research: Where Do You Start?
  • Droppin’ Science: Introduction to Hip Hop Research
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BuckeyeThon: For The Kids


BuckeyeThon is the largest student run philanthropy in the state of Ohio that advocates and fundraises for the Hematology, Oncology, Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant department of Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Members of our student organization work year-round to support the families and kids being treated at the hospital, both emotionally and financially.

BuckeyeThon engages thousands of students annually, fostering a spirit of philanthropy and uniting the Ohio State community to make a difference For The Kids.

To learn more about BuckeyeThon, click here.

To Register

Graduate and Professional School Expo


Is your student interested in graduate school? If so, remind them to attend the Graduate and Professional School Expo, presented by Student Life Career Counseling and Support Services on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from noon - 5 p.m. This year, the expo will take place virtually, via Handshake and will give students access to more than 100 graduate schools from across the country, allowing them to explore all of their options, gather information and make lasting connections. Admission is free to all Ohio State students and alumni. In partnership with Students Interested in Student Affairs. Students should RSVP using the link below.

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