OSU Finance Major Learns RMHC Mission as Intern

Jared Bugay recently joined the Marketing & Communications team at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. He wrote the following guest blog to introduce himself.

My name is Jared Bugay and I am a Senior at The Ohio State University pursuing a degree in finance. I was born in Missouri but moved to Delaware Oho at a young age where I have lived for the majority of my life. I decided I wanted to pursue a finance degree because I have always had some interest in personal finance. Also, the stock market was always interesting to me being the biggest factor in why I went down the finance path. As of right now, I don’t know exactly what I want to do right out of college, but I do know I want to get a job in banking to start. I would like to have a career 5ish years out is being a financial consultant for people, once I have more experience in the field.

I was looking for an internship this summer and was connected to Ryan Wilkins at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. At first, I didn’t know much about the charity, but by doing further research, I thought about what they did and its slogan to be a great thing by helping families stay together during extended hospital stays. So I took the opportunity to Intern for them this summer as I saw it as a chance to further grow.

My first impression of the building as a whole was how big it was I didn’t fully realize how many families stay here at 1 time when I initially looked up the House. I came in with the idea that it will be an enriching learning experience this summer and as of right now I can say that my expectations will be met and maybe even exceeded. As my first week is coming to an end, I have fully realized how much I will experience this summer.  Learning about how a non-profit charity markets itself to the community to keep revenue coming in will dovetail nicely with my future in finance. I look forward to learning more about the charity and how it operates day-to-day.