Bill Goebel, Squeezed a 4 year degree into 6
I attended from 85-91, squeezing a 4 year degree (and two minors) into 6. While I was frustrated in some larger classes which had international lecturers with less than perfect command of the English language, the community experience was great. I was just thinking this week, how a number of general classes and 1st year classes in my major were "weed-out" classes. I was frustrated by this because I was working to pay my way through school and felt that if I were paying them, they should be serving me as a customer to make my experience at OSU and my education the best it could be, not get rid of me. I took 6 months off to save money then went my last 3 years straight through, summers and all. At that point, I worked for the Department of Industrial Design and was into my core coursework. It is not an easy major but I loved every minute of it. I made great friends from my experience in the dorms to my college to the community in Columbus. I value my time at Ohio State as a great learning experience, not only in classes but in life and definitely a maturing process as well. I wouldn't trade it for the world and hope my son, a scholar athlete, will be a legacy as well.