By: Katie Lowe
In September, a little over a year ago, we all began our journey together. Little did we know how amazing our journey would be. Being business students was hard, but it was also fun and rewarding. We didn’t know how good of friends we would be or how much we would miss it when we were gone. While at East Ohio, we learned finance, marketing, management, and taxation and learned how to apply each of them to many areas in the business world. We learned so many more things that have molded us into the business professionals we are today.
Keeping up with all the changes and all the different classes we took was tough, but we did it together and that’s what made it awesome. We blasted through the marketing project, panicked through taxation, steamed in QuickBooks, and almost went crazy running our own café in the student lounge every day.
I miss waking up early and coming in and seeing my friends every day. I even miss the classes! Mr. Robison, we really missed you and we were sad that you missed out on the last few months with us. Mr. Ream, thank you for always making class a fun place to learn and for helping us feel comfortable in our new settings. To Monica and Courtney, where do I begin? You are both wonderful women and role models who helped me figure out what I want to be in life. I’ll miss you two and all the fun we had. You guys made work study a blast and I loved every minute. To Donna, thanks for being so friendly and welcoming on my first visit in, and for helping me through the application process. Thank you for helping me pick the career that was the right choice for me. To Morgan, thanks for texting me every day telling me to “call Donna”, so that I could start on this wonderful. To my girls, Mariah, Jennell, Bridget, and Whitney, we did it! We took all of the challenges thrown at us and made the results ten times better. The café turned out fabulously. Big thanks to Courtney Martin for helping us make it all possible and for giving us the tools and pushing us to help us stay on task. We are all glad that we chose East Ohio!
As for what we would say to someone who wants to come to East Ohio for the business program….
Mariah Betteridge: “East Ohio’s business program changed my life in so many ways. It will change yours too. Just hold on for the ride and never give up.”
Bridget Brenneman: “The journey I had with the business program was amazing. You go through ups and downs, but in the end, your life is completely different. I recommend coming to East Ohio and becoming a business student.”
Jennell Bolton : “Don’t let anything hold you back. There are always a million reasons why not to go. You will never find a better school, or more caring staff than you will find at East Ohio.”
Whitney Southall: “The business program is one of the best choices. You can enter any type of business with this degree.”
Finally, from myself, Katie Lowe, “Your dreams are never so far out that you can’t get there. All you have to do is reach out and grab them. I do not regret my choice at all. I really enjoyed my time and now I have my dreams figured out, thanks to the wonderful people I have had the joy to come to know at East Ohio.”
If you’re still unsure about what you want to do with your life, come on down to East Ohio and you will not regret your choice.