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Business Bobcat Q&A: Noah Rosenblatt

Tuesday, September 8 2015 12:00am

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Name: Noah Rosenblatt

Major(s): Entrepreneurship and Management & Strategic Leadership

Class year: 2016

Why did you choose Ohio University? :

I went to high school in the middle of a city, but it felt small to me because I was part of a close-knit community with fellow students, teachers, and staff. When searching for a college, I knew I wanted to find that same sense of camaraderie and support wherever I went. When I visited campus, I could immediately sense that I had found what I was looking for.

How did you choose your major(s)? :

I knew that I wanted to go into a field where I had the ability to make change. I knew the management & strategic leadership major would give me the ability to lead people, and I saw entrepreneurship as an opportunity to be innovative.  

How has your involvement in student organizations/select programs added to your education? :

It’s hands down the most transformative part of my education. I have friends at colleges and universities around the country – at Ivy League schools, private schools – and their experiences don’t come even close to mine because of my experiences with student organizations. They’ve given me the opportunity to meet people I would’ve never been able to meet. It’s also what you make of those opportunities. Nothing will be handed to you on a silver platter, but the student organizations invite you to the dinner. 

What experiences have you had with the College of Business Centers of Excellence? :

I work in the Center for Entrepreneurship, and it’s helped me form a tight-knit group, because like me, everyone that is a part of it is passionate about innovation. The Centers are cool because not only are they academic but they are also social and offer applied experiences. It creates a fluid, collaborative community where students can thrive.

What is your favorite class in the College of Business and why? :

My favorite class is Ideation and Business Models. It focuses on thinking outside the box and being innovative, and since you take it early in your college career, you can use the skills you build throughout your college career. I thought the class was so cool when I took it that I volunteered as a teacher’s assistant. At my internship this summer, I’ve gotten more praise for my innovative mindset than anything else, and it’s partly because of what I learned in that class.

How has your College of Business experience shaped you as a student? :

I think it’s definitely made me proud. I’m proud to be at Ohio University and I’m proud to be in the College of Business. Being in the College of Business has given me the ability to know that business applies to all disciplines, and that if I want to be successful in business, I should know how to integrate interests with each other and be collaborative.

Do you feel prepared to enter the workforce? How so? :

I honestly probably wouldn’t have said yes before my summer internship, but now I definitely think so. The College has a lot of opportunities to give you the network, skills, and the experiences to prepare yourself for the real world—and I think I’m ready to join it.

What are your career goals, and how did you figure out what you wanted to do? :

I’m not 100 percent sure. After school, I’d love to find a job in consulting, because it’s very abstract and always changing. Eventually I want to go to graduate school, and eventually be a part of the startup ecosystem. I like to call myself a shapes and colors person, and that’s the sort of atmosphere I think I’ll find in the startup world.

Where is your favorite place to hang out on campus/in Athens? :

College Green. I really like to sit there and take everything in.

What do you and your friends do for fun on campus? :

My friends and I like going to Ping and working out. I am also in a fraternity, and we organize the Polar Bear Plunge every year – I love helping out with that.

What is your favorite thing to eat on campus/in Athens? :

Big Mama’s Chili Mama, no tomatoes.

What do you like best about living in Athens? :

The tight-knit feeling within the College of Business is my favorite part of living in Athens, because it creates the perfect learning environment where you can make mistakes or succeed, and be supported either way – by your professors, advisers, and peers.

Why should a prospective student consider Ohio University’s College of Business? :

Ohio University gives you opportunities, and the professors are seriously amazing. They care about their students. That’s a really important part of education – having academic and professional mentors.

Overall, the College of Business combines academic ethos with a social atmosphere. Plus, it’s beautiful, and the students rock.