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Liz Baur, Junior

Liz Baur

Specialization: Data Visualization
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH 
Minor: Geographic Information Science
Other Majors Explored: Logistics Management, Aviation Mangement
Involvement: Mount Leadership Society Scholars program, STEP, Student Assistant in Campus Dining, 4 Paws for Ability, BDAA
Internships: AMEND Consulting, Air Force Research Laboratory
Advice for new students: “Don't let your classes rule your life! It is so important to join extra-curriculars and connect with new and old friends. It can be tough to find a balance, but well worth the trial and error.”
 
 

Blaine Borhart, Junior

Blaine Borhart

Specialization: Business Analytics
Hometown: Marengo, IL
Other Majors Explored: Business
Involvement: Big Data & Analytics Association, Intramural sports
Advice for new students: “Don't wait until the night before or two nights before to start projects. It is very easy to push things off until the last minute, but it is much better to start early and stay on top of it. Doing this allows you to ask your classmates, professors, or TAs for help.”
 
 

Mimi Cai, Junior

Mimi Cai
Specialization: Social Science Analytics
Minor: German
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Other Majors Explored: Political Science, English, Integrated Major in Math and English
Involvement: Honors, STEP, Undergraduate Research at the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Resident Advisor, BDAA, Buckeye Ballroom
Study abroad: Dresden, Germany
Advice for new students: “If you feel like you have a "silly" question in a class, don't be afraid to ask it! The professors and TAs are there to help you, and will be happy to answer any questions, however small or silly they might seem. ”
 
 

Shiyu Dou, Senior

Shyann Dou
Specialization: Social Science Analytics
Double Major: Financial Mathematics
Hometown: Yangzhou, China
Other Majors Explored: Financial engineering, Quantitative Psychology, Computer Science & Engineering 
Involvement: Undergraduate research, Mathematical/Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling, DataFest, SASSO mentoring program
Advice for new students: “Don’t be afraid to join DA in your 2nd or 3rd year. The course load may look overwhelming, but it really prepares you for your future career. Because DA is an interdisciplinary major, the time and effort you put in learning knowledge from other majors will reward you in the future in unexpected ways.”
 
 
Fiona Fei, Senior

Fiona Fei

Specialization: Data Visualization
Minor: Design Thinking
Hometown: Hebei, China
Other Majors Explored: Industrial & Systems Engineering, Nutrition
Involvement: President of Culinary Association, undergraduate research, on campus job – Banquet Server 
Internships: China International Capital Corporation Limited (CICC), CTR Market Research CO. Ltd
Advice for new students: “There will be a 50% chance of success if you try, and a 0% chance of success if you assume that you are going to fail. Don't be afraid to "waste" your time on trying things.”
 
 
Megan Graf, Senior
Megan Graf
 
Specialization: Social Science Analytics
Minor: Social Psychology & Personality
Hometown: Mentor, OH
Other Majors Explored: Actuarial Science, Psychology
Involvement: Resident Advisor, Research Assistant in a Psychology lab, Game of Thrones Club, DataFest Planning Committee
Internship: Swagelok Analytics
Advice for new students: “Try every study tip you hear even if they sound silly. You never know what will work for you."

 

Jeremy Huang, Senior

Jeremy Huang

Specialization: Social Science Analytics
Hometown: Nanjing, China
Double Major: Psychology
Other Majors Explored: Computer Science & Engineering, Design, Communication, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Internship: The Coca-Cola Company, Humanities & Cognitive Science Summer Camp counselor
Involvement: Undergarduate thesis, Cognitive Science Club, CogFest, BDAA, SSPEAK, CAIDe Lab
Advice for new students: “Ohio State has a huge pool of academic & professional resources – take the time to get to know what resources are available, and do not be afraid to reach out.”
 
 

Jaelyn Johnson, Senior

Jaelyn Johnson
Specialization: Biomedical & Public Health Analytics
Double major: Neuroscience
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Involvement: ODI Scholars, Morrill Scholars Program, Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP), Melanated Axons
Internships: Data Science Intern at AEP, ETL & Automation Intern at AEP, Data Analytics Intern for OSU’s ODI Training and Assessment Office, and Data Analytics Research Intern for OSU’s ISE Cognitive Systems Engineering Lab
Advice for new students: “Always be patient with yourself and your learning!”
 
 

Ethan Lynagh, Junior

Ethan Lynagh
Specialization: Computational Analytics
Hometown: Aurora, OH
Involvement: Co-Director for BDAI - an investment analytics sub-division of BDAA, Buckeye Capital Investors
Internship: Data Developer for Singularity University
Advice for new students: “Look into learning things outside of class, such as taking courses on Coursera. They will help you figure out what careers you are interested in and will help you out in securing job positions.”
 
 

Jaret Mrochek, Senior

Jaret Mrochek
Specialization: Business Analytics
Hometown: Hilliard, OH
Other Majors Explored: Actuarial Science, Computer Science
Involvement: Student Analyst for Department of Athletics, VP of BDAA, Delta Sigma Phi, STEM Scholars program
Internships: Business Intelligence Intern at Worthington Industries, Data Intern at CoverMyMeds
Advice for new students: "Utilize your academic advisors when you are scheduling or just looking for class information. Schedule a meeting with Brooke at least every semester to go over which classes you need to take, how your classes are going now, and anything else."
 
 

Manmeet Sandhu, Senior

Manmeet Sandhu
Specialization: Biomedical & Public Health Analytics
Hometown: Lewis Center, OH
Other Majors Explored: Statistics and Computer Science
Involvement: BDAA, Fight For Her, Buckeye mela
Internship: JPMorgan Chase
Advice for new students: "Time management is key when it comes to being successful. This major is rigorous so do not feel discouraged if you are not performing as well as you hoped. Instead, reach out to your peers and ask your professors for help because they have been there and are willing to do whatever they can to help you succeed!"
 
 

Megan Schlag, Senior

Megan Schlag

Specialization: Business Analytics
Hometown: Chardon, OH
Other Majors Explored: Statistics
Involvement: STEP, on campus job - RPAC, BDAA, BuckeyeThon, Datafest
Internships: Digital Technology Intern at GE Aviation, IT & Operations Intern at Bellwether Enterprise
Advice for new students: “Your first year can be overwhelming when it comes to scheduling classes and figuring out what is the best path for you, so don't be shy about visiting your advisor(s) and professors. They are always willing to help and want to see you succeed!”
 
 

Brittany Shine, Junior

Brittany Shine
Specialization: Computational Analytics
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Double Major: Computer Science & Engineering
Other Majors Explored: Chemical Engineering, Actuarial Science, Finance, Accounting, Industrial Systems Engineering
Involvement: STEM Scholars program, Gamma Phi Beta (sorority), Phi Sigma Pi (Honor fraternity), Calculus tutor, Women Founders, DataFest, HackOHI/O, Launchpad OSU, BuckeyeThon Team Captain
Internship: St. Gregory Development 
Advice for new students: “Be open to trying new things! I found the data analytics major after attending a club meeting my freshman year. I found some of my closest friends in the major by just saying "hi" at meetings. It can be scary to try new things, but you never know what it will lead to!”
 
 

Emma Wenckowski, Senior

Emma Wenckowski

Specialization: Computational Analytics
Hometown: Lake Zurich, IL
Other Majors Explored: Actuarial Science
Involvement: President of BDAA, Student Office Assistant at TDAI, Association for Computing Machinery – Women’s Chapter, Cru, STEP
Internship: Chick-Fil-A, Alliance Data
Advice for new students: “It can be really tempting to feel like you are behind since DA people tend to be so driven and accomplished.  Instead of feeling discouraged, reach out to your peers and use their experience to grow. You also don't know what you might teach them.”
 
 

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