Sunday, February 18, 2024

Use Strategic Thinking to Create the Life You Want


Seven questions can clarify what really matters to you and help you build your own life strategy, according to BCG’s Rainer Strack. 

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Happy Valentines Day


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Monday, February 12, 2024

Never stop pursuing your path.

Lauren Steenson found hers over 12 years, five stations and countless adventures.

Lauren Steenson, ’23, had always been interested in visual storytelling and photography. But it wasn’t until she joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 2011 that she discovered how to turn her interests into the future she wanted.

Steenson wanted to become a public affairs specialist — it was her goal the moment she joined the Coast Guard. She found an internal job opening and decided to add her name to the wait list for the Coast Guard’s Public Affairs A-School — a program needed to qualify for the job. But the A-School only admits a few Coast Guard members at a time, so Steenson patiently waited for more than three years.

Finally, Steenson was admitted. She began a 12-week course at a Defense Information School in Fort Meade, Maryland, focusing on news and feature writing, photography and military policy on public information. She completed her course in 2015, officially becoming a public affairs specialist. After graduating from the Public Affairs A-School, she was stationed in Kodiak, Alaska for two years — and deployed  to Central America and the Arctic — where she put her new skills to good use documenting the Coast Guard’s work through many different avenues.

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Trent Lundy
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Corvallis, OR 97330

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Friday, February 9, 2024

¡Sí, Se Puede! Make your dreams of college a reality.

Lorenzo Curtis believes this. So strongly he believes that Latino, Latina and Latinx students like him can and should succeed in college that he dedicated his Honors College thesis to that message.

From his experience representing the Honors College at recruiting events, Curtis found Latinx students and their families are most receptive to college-related information when it’s presented through anecdotes. So, in a series of five videos, he created a personal testimonial covering different aspects of his experience as an Oregon State student in the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math.

The videos, all in Spanish with English subtitles, are hosted on Spanish and English websites by the Office of Precollege Programs. In each video, Curtis covers goals, provides advice and recommends actions.

“As a Latino STEM student, I wanted to contribute to informing Latinx families about what higher education is and how to attain it,” Curtis writes in his honors thesis. He wants not just to see more Latinx students at Oregon State and other universities, but for them to feel confident they can succeed.

Having earned his Honors Bachelor of Science in Ecological Engineering with a minor in Spanish in 2023, Curtis now works as a wastewater operations specialist for the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services. He hopes the video series will encourage students to ask questions, seek guidance and pursue a future where they achieve their dreams.

“You might not even fathom what is out there or what you can accomplish, but you can do it,” he says.

Not only has he done it, Lorenzo Curtis has shown future students how they can, too.

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Trent Lundy
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Corvallis, OR 97330

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

How to be a creative thinker | Carnegie Mellon University Po-Shen Loh


Have you ever wondered whether you lack creativity? Po-Shen Loh, a social entrepreneur, illuminates issues within the education system while instructing tens of thousands of diverse students. Serving as a U.S. Math Olympiad coach and professor at Carnegie Mellon University, he endeavors to tackle these problems. He has developed a captivating educational system, reminiscent of Twitch game streaming. Explore the significant challenges and their solutions in the video.

Trent Lundy
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Corvallis, OR 97330

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Saturday, February 3, 2024

Where Are We?

Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Corvallis offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Trent Lundy
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Corvallis, OR 97330

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Use Strategic Thinking to Create the Life You Want

Seven questions can clarify what really matters to you and help you build your own life strategy, according to BCG’s Rainer Strack.  Trent L...