Written by: Aimee Agliam
My name is Aimee Agliam, and I’m a fourth year student from the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. I attended Walsh Jesuit High School, near Akron, Ohio. Although many people wouldn’t go to such a huge school, I chose to go to Ohio State because of its size. With a large school comes a great amount of diversity and opportunities available for students. As far as I can tell, Ohio State has done that for me. It has given me opportunities and resources to meet new people, try new activities, decide my future, and prepare for my career.
I am one of many interns for the OSU Athletic Department, working in Fan Experience and Promotions. Also, I am a Student Core Team Leader at the St. Thomas More Newman Center. There, I will help coordinate service projects with the Catholic community at Ohio State.
I will graduate with a dual degree in Marketing (Fisher College of Business) and Hospitality Management (College of Education and Human Ecology). After graduation, I hope to work in Hospitality Management or in Sports Marketing/Operations. In my spare time, I absolutely love following Cleveland sports (Cavs, Tribe, Browns). I also enjoy traveling, being with my family and friends, and anything that has to do with food, especially cooking.
This summer, Fisher gave me, along with 9 other OSU students, the opportunity to participate in the EUSA Academic Internship Program in Dublin. This program places students in unpaid internships relating to their career interests. The programs available at Ohio State are London, Dublin, and Madrid. Our stay in Dublin will last eight weeks (June 21- August 21). My internship is with Basketball Ireland, which is the governing body for organized basketball in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. I recently learned that basketball is the third largest sport in Ireland. My duties at BI will include marketing and event organization and management, among other things. This summer will be quite an adventure for us here in Dublin. I’m looking forward to starting my internship next week, and telling you about my experiences.
I have my introductory interview tomorrow, I’ll let you know how it goes!