We are delighted to thank our donors to the second annual #GivingTuesday campaign here at the College of Business.

We take part in this global day of giving, which kicks off the holiday donation season, not only to (of course) increase our ability to take care of our students, but also to draw attention to this pretty incredible movement. This year the Giving Tuesday organization raised more that $170 million across almost one hundred countries.

One important tenet to a #givingtuesday campaign's success is a vibrant social media presence, and so we got to work adding some fun features to this year’s campaign in addition to our email campaign.

We turned to the OSU video team to create our thank-you video for our social channels that featured our students who have benefited from the generous Beaver network. If you missed our video, please view it here on YouTube.

In the spirit of the movement – we have to say a huge “thank you” to all of our students who were so eager to be involved in this video project. We had more students sign up to participate in our video than we had positions in the clip. We left some amazing and inspirational stories on the proverbial cutting room floor, but we are always so grateful for their response and ethusiasm.

Finally, we leveraged our LinkedIn group to support the campaign ask. Please join us over there. This resource is a great place to connect with us — and reconnect with each other.

 

Major: Marketing

Class: Senior

Hometown: Hood River, OR

Why did you choose Oregon State?

I decided to attend Oregon State, because it felt like home when I came to tour the University. I like the environment, people, and the many resources it provided to students.

Favorite hobbies: Swimming, Hiking, Biking

Dream job: Social Marketing Manager for Palo Alto Networks

On my bucket list: I would like to travel around the world, taste all the food, learn about the different cultures; skydive, and create a fund for kids with cancer to help their families with the cost.

What should we know about you?

I am the first in my family to get the chance to attend college out of my eight family members. I would have not attended OSU if it weren’t for the program CAMP that helped me transition to college. Being the first to attend college comes with many challenges, and CAMP made it easier to adjust to the college environment.

How has scholarship money helped you attend college?

If it weren’t for this scholarship I would have had to put my last year on hold and worker for two terms until I had enough money to come back to college. I am very thankful that I was given this scholarship. It made it easier to pay for my last year of college.

What do you enjoy most about Oregon State and the College of Business?

I like the environment and the people; the College of Business has great resources to support you in making the transition from college to a job.

Who has influenced / inspired your life the most?

My mother who raised eight kids on her own, who has always worked hard to give me and my sibling the best. She inspires me to achieve success and pushes me to never give up.

What message would you like to share with the person who gave you your scholarship?

I would like to take the time to thank you for giving me the opportunity to keep chasing my dream and to not give up. Your help has given me the strength to finish strong my last year of college.

Major: Business Information Systems and Marketing

Class: Junior

Hometown: Granada Hills, California

Why did you choose Oregon State?

The opportunities that OSU offers its student are substantial. The College of Business is always opening doors by bringing companies in and offering mock interviews to its students. The college prepares its students and that's what stood out to me in comparison to other schools.

Favorite hobbies: Reading, painting, swimming, and any outdoor activities

Dream job: Become a member of Apple's marketing team

On my bucket list: Skydive, travel to every country

What should we know about you?

I am the first in my family to attend a four-year university, and I plan to be the first to graduate with my bachelors.

How has scholarship money helped you attend college?

Because of this scholarship I was able to come back to OSU with ease. All my tuition, fees, and books were covered by my financial aid.

What do you enjoy most about Oregon State and the College of Business?

I enjoy that the institution and the COB are here for the students, they provide opportunities for us to achieve a job, internships, tutoring, and much more.

Who has influenced / inspired your life the most?

My mom has the biggest impact on my life; she never went to college. However, she has showed me how to work hard in order to achieve what you need and want. She has also shown me the importance of humility and self encouragement.

What message would you like to share with the person who gave you your scholarship?

Thank you for investing in me. Because of this scholarship I am able to pursue my bachelors degree and work towards my career goals.

Major: Merchandising Management

Class: Junior

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Why did you choose Oregon State?

I chose to go to Oregon State University because of the Merchandising Management program. Also, when I came to visit everyone was very kind and it gave me a homey feeling.

Favorite hobbies: Scrapbooking, hiking, traveling.

Dream job: To be a buyer for a retail company.

On my bucket list: Travel to every continent, go on every ride at Disneyland, make a significant impact on someone's life.

What should we know about you?

I am very outgoing and love meeting new people, I have a very active and creative mind and love thinking of new ideas. Don't be shy to ever come say hi!!

How has scholarship money helped you attend college?

 Since I live out of state tuition is very high and the scholarship money helps me continue to stay in the state that I love to continue studying what I love.

What do you enjoy most about Oregon State and the College of Business?

The University and the College of Business really wants to see us succeed and provides many resources, especially speakers and opportunities like scholarships.

Who has influenced / inspired your life the most?

My 99-year-old great grandmother, she lost my grandpa over twenty years ago, still lives on her own, and even created a Facebook page to stay in contact with me and my siblings while we are away at school. She is always positive and wants the very best for everyone in her life.

What message would you like to share with the person who gave you your scholarship?

You have already made a huge impact on my life and after receiving this scholarship. It made me realize I want to work even harder so I can in return be able to donate to a student like myself in the future. Words aren't enough to truly say thank you.