Education Resource Center Hours
Tuesdays: 9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
This is a campus organization that is open to all education majors. Meetings provide education students with information that will prepare them for success in the program and in their future careers. Speakers from the Educator Preparation Unit of OSU bring helpful handouts and hints about applying for the initial teaching license. Administrators from local schools share strategies for a successful job search and interview. The OSU, Mansfield department personnel prepare students for application to the licensure cohort and meet periodically to answer questions. Club members plan outreach opportunities into local schools with on-campus collection sites of slightly used children’s books, hats and mittens, healthy snacks. Club Ed provides a place to connect with other students in the education program who share similar goals and ideas.
Jacob Bogart, an OSU senior majoring in French and Globalization Studies, was selected for a rare opportunity this autumn – a Human Rights Watch internship at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
A native of West Chester, Ohio, located near Cincinnati, Bogart truly appreciates being selected as this opportunity is usually reserved for graduate students. His professor, Dr. Terri Bucci, associate professor of Educational Theory and Practice at OSU Mansfield, had encouraged his application.
Bogart’s internship is part of the Human Rights Watch Advocacy division. He recently attended the United Nations Human Rights Council where he monitored and reported on resolutions considered by the group.
He is also in the process of writing a 20-page report on North Korea for the Special Rapporteur of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
“I’ve been surprised by how much autonomy and responsibility I have been given despite being an intern,” said Bogart. “Since Geneva is such an international city, I have not experienced much of a culture shock.”
Bogart recommends that students apply for any programs they can, as they never know where they might be accepted. His approval for this internship was something he never envisioned a few years ago.