The OWU Connection provides the ideal mix of broad knowledge, critical-thinking skills, and practical experience to prepare you for your first job and a successful career.

Bath & Body Works - Columbus

Brady Roesch ’19 - Space Analyst
Major: Finance Economics
Hometown: Worthington, Ohio
Campus Life: Basketball and baseball, Sigma Phi Epsilon
OWU Connection Experiences: Finance internship with Bath & Body Works; Economic Management Fellows Trip to New York City; Accounting Fellows trips to Washington, DC, and Nashville.
Brady says: “All of the trips from the programs I'm in gave me a great look into what the real world was like. It was a great opportunity to network and meet OWU alums. They're all over the place and succeeding in many different industries!”

Economics Management Fellows Program

Bureau of Land Management - Kremmling, Colorado

Allie Niemeyer ’19 - Range Technician
Majors: Zoology, Environmental Studies, Spanish
Hometown: Oregon, Wisconsin
Campus Life: Varsity swimming & diving
OWU Connection Experiences: Research projects on effects of invasive honeysuckle on soil respiration and on composting at OWU;  internship as National Park Service park guide;  study abroad in San Jose, Costa Rica; travel-learning course on biology of East Africa; interfaith service trips to South Dakota and Pittsburgh
Allie says: “Every OWU Connection experience I took part in was incredible and left me wanting to do more, learn more, and expand my view of the world. This mindset is something that I will bring with me anywhere I go in the future.”

The OWU Connection

Film & Television Industry - Los Angeles

Leah Crawford ’19 - Production Assistant
Majors: Communication and Film Studies
Hometown: Monroe, Louisiana
Campus Life: Women's rugby, Delta Delta Delta
OWU Connection Experience: Summer study and internships at the UCLA Creative Producing Summer Institute, including classes at UCLA and internships at Grey Matter Productions in Los Angeles and Artists First in Beverley Hills.
Leah says: “The entertainment industry is a field not many students here go into, but with the help of my alumni advisers and Career Services, I was able to forge my own path and take the necessary steps to make that goal a reality. Without the people I have met at this school and the opportunities they’ve helped me gain, I can definitely say I would not be as successful as I am today.”

Internships

Findaway - Solon, Ohio

Katie Kuckelheim ’19 - Marketing Coordinator
Majors: Communication
Hometown: Chagrin Falls, Ohio
Campus Life: Delta Zeta, Panhellenic Council, Mortar Board, WCSA, Senior Class Council
OWU Connection Experiences: Castles & Cathedrals travel-learning course; interfaith service trip to Houston; research presented at Student Symposium; internship at Digital C
Katie says: “The opportunities I've had at OWU for travel, leadership, and professional experience are insurmountable. In particular, my Communication professor Dr. Phokeng Dailey has helped me the most on my journey by encouraging me at every turn to go after opportunities.”

Travel-Learning Courses

Hypres Inc. - Elmsford, New York

Mustapha Habib ’19 - Test Engineer
Major: Physics
Hometown: Karachi, Pakistan
Campus Life: Delta Tau Delta
OWU Connection Experience: Research on the behavior of Superconducting Quantum Interference Devices and Josephson Junctions, a primary component of any superconducting circuit
Mustapha says: “My research has given me the opportunity to study the theory behind these circuits, which I will have the opportunity to apply over the course of my job.”

Research & Independent Study

JP Morgan Chase - Columbus

Liz Knowlton ’19 – Analyst
Major: Economics
Hometown: Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania
Campus Life:
Delta Delta Delta sorority, women's golf
OWU Connection Experiences: Launched her own candy company, Sweet Lizabella’s; travel-learning course to Mexico; Woltemade Center internship
Liz says: “The Economics faculty and staff have given me the courage and confidence to strive for my highest goals. Without their help, I probably wouldn't be getting ready to start my dream job in July.”

Entrepreneurial Center

Morgan Stanley - New York

Hilary Quinn ’19 – Financial Analyst in Global Capital Markets Equity Division
Major: Finance Economics
Hometown: Pittsburgh
Campus Life: Delta Gamma
OWU Connection Experiences: Two finance internships at Morgan Stanley; Economic Management Fellows trip to New York City and Accounting Fellows trip to Nashville
Hilary says: “These traveling opportunities are some of my favorite memories at OWU, apart from having the chance to apply what I had learned in the classroom to a real world setting.”

Economics Management Fellows

National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) - Fairbanks, Alaska

Eva Blockstein ’19 – Field Technician
Major: Zoology
Hometown: Takoma Park, Maryland
OWU Connection Experiences:
Grant to study conservation of endangered Panamanian frogs; travel-learning courses in the Galapagos Islands and Costa Rica; internships at National Aquarium in Baltimore, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, and Stratford Nature Preserve; grant to attend National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art and Practices at Sloss Furnaces, Birmingham, Alabama
Eva says: “The opportunity to study in Panama with world-class scientists on the forefront of conservation was so important for affirming that I am studying what I want to be. I wouldn’t have been able do that without funding from the TPG program.”

Theory-to-Practice Grants

Nationwide Children's Hospital - Columbus

Sami Bates ’19 - Behavioral Intervention Aide, Autism
Majors: Psychology and Classics
Hometown: Worthington, Ohio
Campus Life: Delta Delta Delta, working at OWU's Early Childhood Center
OWU Connection Experiences: Internship at A Good Start through the Psychology Department, Astronomy travel-learning course trip to England and Germany
Sami says: “Working at OWU's ECC has been the best experience. I've been able to find my passion for teaching and working with children, while using my knowledge from my psychology courses. I've worked with almost every teacher in the center, and they have always encouraged me and helped me to find a job after college that I’m passionate about.”

Internships

Nocterra Brewing Company, Powell, Ohio

Evan Hudgens ’19 - Brewery Lab Technician
Majors: Microbiology and Genetics
Hometown: Granville, Ohio
Campus Life: President's Club, Campus Programming Board, BOMI Club, tour guide
OWU Connection Experience: Research project with Professor Danielle Hamill on a novel rhabditid nematode; interfaith service trip to Houston; Botany & Microbiology lab assistant

Research & Independent Study

Peace Corps - Fiji

Nina Carmichael-Tanaka ’19 – Community Youth Empowerment Volunteer
Majors: Neuroscience and Psychology
Hometown: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Campus Life:
Varsity volleyball and diving, President's Club, residential assistant, OWAC representative
OWU Connection Experience: OWU in Tanzania Program
Nina says: “Studying abroad has given me the tools I need to adapt and succeed in a new environment, and I’m very excited to use these skills in my next step.”

Study Abroad

PricewaterhouseCoopers - Columbus

Lyndsay McMullen ’19 - Tax Associate
Major: Accounting
Hometown: Galion, Ohio
Campus Life: Delta Gamma, Basketball Cheerleading, Bigelow Reed Student Board
OWU Connection Experiences: Economics and Accounting Fellow trips to New York and Washington, D.C.; Programming Intern for Delaware Entrepreneurial Center; Internship at PricewaterhouseCoopers
Allisa says: “My experiences at Ohio Wesleyan have given me the confidence and soft skills necessary for the business world.”

Internships

UBS Financial Services - Chicago

A.J. Outcalt ’19 – Operations Analyst
Major: Finance Economics
Hometown: Avon Lake, Ohio
Campus Life:
Men’s Golf, Phi Gamma Delta, Senior Class Council
OWU Connection Experiences:
Internship at UBS, Chicago; internship at Capital Advisors, Ltd., Cleveland; Economics Management Fellows trip to New York City
AJ says: “Through my internship experiences and involvement throughout Ohio Wesleyan, my motivation, knowledge and confidence have significantly been strengthened. I'm forever grateful for the many friends and lessons Ohio Wesleyan has provided me.”

Internships

Spark Foundry - Seattle

Allisa Schuller ’19 - Strategy Associate
Major: Business Administration, Marketing
Hometown: Mansfield, Ohio
Campus Life: Tri Delta sorority, OWU Marketing Group
OWU Connection Experiences: Internships at Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Goodman Media International in New York City, Clay Creative in Columbus, and Spark Foundry in Seattle
Allisa says: “Ohio Wesleyan is a magical place. OWU has supported me in everything and anything, and for that I am eternally grateful.”

Internships

Wunderlich Box Company - St. Louis

Will Steele ’19 - Graphic Designer
Major: Fine Arts – Studio Art B.F.A.
Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri
OWU Connection Experiences: Interned with three studio artists through New York Arts Program

Internships