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STEP Program

STEP — short for Second-year Transformational Experience Program — offers you a way to turn your second year at Ohio State Marion into a launchpad to personal, professional and educational achievement

Just because you have finished your first year of college doesn’t mean you know exactly what you want to do with your life. 
Year two can be one of accelerated learning, expanded opportunities for personal development and richer social and career engagement. Providing you the tools needed to succeed in college, in life and in your future career is what’s behind the STEP program at Ohio State. 

Why participate in STEP?

1 You'll experience new things.

Whether you want to solve a problem right here in Marion or make change abroad, the STEP program will connect you with opportunities to make a difference. 

2 You’ll create your path forward.

We’ll help you fully explore your academic interests, boost your confidence and grow your network — giving you valuable tools and knowledge to start your career. 

3 You’ll have a great resume.

STEP will help you find the personal experiences you need to stand out in the competitive job market. 

4 There are fellowship opportunities

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STEP participants get to:

  • Build mentoring relationships with faculty and staff outside of the classroom 
  • Engage with co-curricular programs across campus 
  • Spend Spring Break exploring the diversity of Washington, DC
  • Complete financial literacy education 
  • Explore six categories of transformational experiences 
  • Have the option to create a written proposal on how to use up to $2000 in STEP fellowship funding to support their transformational experiences 

Interested? Contact us

Student Success Programming
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