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Katie Hall

What is your hometown? 

Cincinnati, OH

When did you start your college search?

Junior year of high school

How did you find Ohio University?

Through word of mouth. Some of my parents’ friends went to OHIO and absolutely loved it. They only had good things to say about OHIO and Athens, so I applied through the Common App.

What do you remember from your college visit?

How beautiful campus was (especially East Green) and how personable the professors I met were. Everyone was super adamant about getting you out in 4 years. I remember really enjoying Athens being a smaller college town and feeling that instant connection with the upperclassmen I talked to.

Why did you choose Ohio University?

I got scholarship offers that made it financially the right fit for me, but I would say that I would’ve chosen OHIO even if I hadn’t gotten the financial offers that were presented to me because of how much I loved campus and the people. The business school is also a renowned program and seeing all the opportunities to grow personally and professionally resonated with me.

The College of Business and Athens

What are you studying? How did you come to that?

I’m majoring in Marketing and minoring in History. To be completely honest, I thought I was going to major in History for most of my high school career so I took as many AP history classes as I could. Then I worked in retail junior year and was fascinated by how customers would gravitate toward one item or another based off of marketing strategies such as packaging, advertising, and pricing. I’ve always been a creative person, so being able to work with products hands-on as a marketer seemed perfect for me. I wanted to keep my passion of history close, so I figured I’d keep it as a minor.

How else are you involved on campus?

For the first year, I was the 2024 Class Representative for the Copeland Scholars Program, which opened up so many doors for me, and I learned how much I love mentoring. I’m also a Cutler Scholar and I just recently got accepted as a Voinovich Undergraduate Research Scholar. I participated in the ALAANA+ Women’s Leadership Cohort (a multicultural women’s group on campus) my freshmen year and just graduated from that program this past April. I’m treasurer for the Asian American/Pacific Islander Student Union and Director of Chapter Operations for the American Marketing Association. I’m also a Select Leader in the Select Leadership Development Program.

What is your graduation year? What do you want to do after graduation?

2024. I hope to work in the field of marketing, specifically packaging design or product design. I also can see myself working as a marketing manager, a product manager, or a project manager. I’m still figuring it out, but I hope to use my expertise as a marketing professional to push out meaningful products.

Favorite campus landmark? Place to study? Place to eat? Coffee?

My favorite place to go eat would be Grub-N-Go! They’re open super late, so if you’re ever studying late and you get hungry, all you have to do is walk up on Court Street and you can get the best chicken wrap ever. Favorite place to study would have to be good ol’ Alden Library, 4th floor. The windows are huge and always let in the natural light. Pretty quiet atmosphere and large tables to comfortably spread your work out.

Personality Questions

Would you rather have a rewind button or a pause button on your life, why?

I would like to have a pause button on my life because I really enjoy where I am as a person right now. Of course, there’s a lot of growing I still have to do but the thought of getting any older kind of freaks me out because of the growth in responsibilities. I like being young, but also being considered an adult.

If you can instantly become an expert in something, what would it be?

I would become a culinary expert. I’ve always envied those who can cook well, and I would love to be able to throw something together and have it taste amazing without needing a recipe all the time.

If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be and why?

If I could visit any place in the world, it would have to be Germany. I think the city is absolutely beautiful, I love German food, and I love German culture!

Favorite season and why?

My favorite season is definitely fall. I like it because it’s not as hot as the summer, but not as cold as the winter. I like it better than spring because there are less bugs in the air and I know the winter holidays are getting closer.

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