Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

News Posts Written by Austin Stewart

This is a creative space updated occassionally with program news as well as short reflection posts by the Fellows. Posts will reflect on current activities and events happening in the Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program. 

Spring 2016 - Abercrombie & Fitch: Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

05/23/16 by Austin Stewart

On Tuesday, April 12, students in our Sophomore Cohort delivered final presentations to challenge partner Abercrombie & Fitch. The students were divided into teams and asked to develop solutions and implementation strategies regarding internal diversity communications for the company. Each team of Fellows approached the challenge from a unique lens – see the summary of their approaches below:

Spring 2016 - Dawson & BHM CPA Group Generational Workplace Differences

05/23/16 by Austin Stewart

Fellows in our Junior Cohort completed work on their leadership challenge with the BHM Certified Public Accounting Group and Dawson recruiting agency. The students were tasked with identifying gaps in intergenerational workplace differences and delivering potential solutions to problems in diversity, recruitment, and onboarding initiatives within the firms. 

Representatives from BHM and our Fellows had the following comments regarding their experience:

Family, Friends, Food, and the Fellows

05/23/16 by Austin Stewart

Family and friends joined students in March for a day of exposure to BLF programming. Hosted by Chef Joel Linik and the Instructional Kitchen at the Ohio Union, Fellows and guests were divided into teams and allotted 60 minutes to prepare a themed appetizer and main entrée.

Welcome, Rob Jech!

05/23/16 by Austin Stewart


I would like to introduce myself to those that I have not yet had the pleasure to meet. My name is Rob Jech, and I have had the distinct pleasure to serve the Office of Student Life and Buckeye Leadership Fellows as the Interim Director since February. I’ve worked at The Ohio State University, in the Department of Recreational Sports since 2004. Much of my time in Rec Sports has been dedicated to operations, staff training and leadership development. My wife Erin and I are proud parents of Peyton (7 years old) and Hudson (21 months) and reside in Grove City, Ohio.

Junior Cohort Challenge Presentations in McLean, Virginia

12/30/15 by Austin Stewart

Junior Presentations in McLean, VA

Mentorship Program Fall 2015 Brief

12/30/15 by Austin Stewart

BLF Launches New Mentorship Program