Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience


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. 

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

Be a Leadership Luncheon Guest

12/28/15 by Eddie Pauline

For the last two years we have been offering students a unique opportunity to have casual conversations with business and community leaders from around Columbus and beyond.  Hundreds of Ohio State students have participated in these lunchtime conversations along with dozens of leaders.  The casual setting leads to more meaningful dialogue and helps create an opportunity to build a relationship into the future.

We limit the student audience per speaker to twelve students to encourage conversation.

BLF Expands Programming

12/22/15 by Staff

Check our newest infographic to see how BLF has expanding it's programming across campus and beyond.