Madison Langhals

    Madison Langhals is a fourth-year finance major from Columbus Grove, Ohio who is graduating this December. She chose to attend Ohio State because it was the best financial option for her, as she has financed her own college endeavors. Madison began her academic journey at the Lima campus of The Ohio State University and transitioned to the Columbus campus to take advantage of the additional opportunities that are offered to students, including the diverse set of majors and clubs. Madison originally planned to graduate in three years but will be graduating in three and a half years instead. 

    Madison recalls her interesting journey to becoming an autumn 2021 graduate. As a first-year student, Madison supplemented her academic work with involvement in the choir and honors program at the Lima campus of Ohio State. She transferred to the Columbus campus during her second year, where the FisherCares student organization and BuckeyeThon were her primary involvements. Then, during her second semester, spring 2020, she lost her summer internship because of COVID-19. She was pivoted and took a position as a bank teller at a local bank. Over the next two years, Madison advocated for herself and landed internships with the J.M. Smucker Company and Nestle, the latter of which offered her a full-time position upon graduation this fall as part of its finance and accounting rotational program. The program will allow her to explore areas of the business outside of her comfort zone and gain new skills.  

    Between her financial situation and the fact that she began at Ohio State with a semester’s worth of credit already earned, graduating early has always been a top goal for Madison. Doing so, she says, will allow her to begin a career, start to explore life as a professional, and get involved with nonprofits or socially focused organizations that align with her skills and interests. Madison credits Ohio State and her time within Fisher for her newfound ability to explore outside her comfort zone and be a self-starter, both of which have aided in landing her where she is today.